Match details

Liverpool 4 - 1 Altrincham

Game date: Saturday 3 January 1981 at 14:45 Stadium: Anfield
Competition: FA Cup 3rd round Attendance: 37,170
Half - time score: 2 - 0 Referee: Farley T
Manager: Bob Paisley Opposition manager: Tony Sanders

Opposition lineup

John Connaughton, Stan Allan, Malcolm Bailey, John Owens, John Davison, Graham Heathcote, Graham Barrow, John King, Jeff Johnson, John Rogers, Barry Howard

Opposition goals

Graham Heathcote 71'

Opposition substitutions

Malcolm Bailey out for Barry Whitbread 46'


- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 27.62
- Graham Heathcote took non-league's Altrincham's penalty in the match: "I am a Manchester United fan and there I was, standing in front of the Kop waiting to take a penalty. Kennedy came up to me and bet me £5 that I would miss it. But I only missed two penalties in my entire non-league career and I wasn't about to make a fool of myself in front of the Kop. I was nice and calm, put the ball past Clemence and stood in front of the Kop fans taking the applause, they were pretty decent about it. Then Kennedy came up to me in the players' bar afterwards and gave me a fiver."

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