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1st Division

Anfield | Sat 20 Oct 1979 at 15:00

Liverpool 2 - 2 Everton

Goals

Red Cards

Opposition goals

Opposition red Cards

Notes

  • - Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 27.25
  • - Average age of the Everton starting lineup: 25.58
  • - Liverpool league position after match: 5
  • - Everton league position after match: 17
  • - Click here to view the full league table after the match.
  • -Controversy reigned in the 70th minute when a hard tackle by Garry Stanley on David Johnson caused a mass brawl resulting in Terry McDermott and Everton’s Stanley becoming the first players to be sent off in a derby in the 20th Century. McDermott couldn’t help but laugh at the situation. “I made contact with Garry’s teeth - or vice versa. I’ve still got the scar on my hand today and the referee sent us both off. The irony was that Garry and I are good friends and we often used to go out for a drink together. That plus the fact that we were both just about the two softest players on the park. I remember sitting in the bath and laughing when I thought of all those hard men still running about out there, while us two softies had been sent off. I think it was for dropping our handbags.” The icing on the cake in this colourful game was when a female streaker ran the length of the field entertaining the crowd no end.

Other details

Manager: Bob Paisley
Opposition manager: Gordon Lee
Referee: Richardson DT
Attendance: 52,201
Half-time score: 1 - 1
Game number: 3472
League game number: 3003

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