Match details

Ipswich Town 2 - 0 Liverpool

Game date: Saturday 12 September 1981 at 15:00 Stadium: Portman Road
Competition: 1st Division Attendance: 26,703
Half - time score: 1 - 0 Referee: Lewis RS
Manager: Bob Paisley Opposition manager: Bobby Robson
   

Opposition lineup

Paul Cooper, Russell Osman, Mick Mills, Steve McCall, Arnold Muhren, John Wark, Frans Thijssen, Alan Brazil, Paul Mariner, Eric Gates, Terry Butcher

Opposition goals

Phil Neal scored an own goal on 14'
John Wark 64' pen

Notes

- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 27.88
- Average age of the Ipswich Town starting lineup: 26.13
- Liverpool league position after match: 17
- Ipswich Town league position after match: 3
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
- Liverpool had picked up only 4 out of the last 12 points and Bob Paisley was fed up: "They have got to be professional not playboys or fly-by-nights. I am talking about the attitude. The players seem to be saying sorry and think it's over and done with. They will have to change their attitude."

Related files

Match programme

Other games during this season

1st Division

Overall Home Away
# P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A Pts
1 West Ham United 4 3 1 0 10 3 1 1 0 4 3 2 0 0 6 0 10
2 Swansea City 4 3 0 1 11 8 2 0 0 8 3 1 0 1 3 5 9
3 Ipswich Town 4 2 2 0 8 5 1 1 0 5 3 1 1 0 3 2 8
4 Manchester City 4 2 2 0 7 4 1 1 0 3 2 1 1 0 4 2 8
5 Southampton 4 2 1 1 7 4 2 0 0 5 1 0 1 1 2 3 7
6 Notts County 4 2 1 1 6 5 1 1 0 3 2 1 0 1 3 3 7
7 Stoke City 4 2 0 2 8 6 1 0 1 5 3 1 0 1 3 3 6
8 Coventry City 4 2 0 2 7 7 2 0 0 6 1 0 0 2 1 6 6
9 Tottenham Hotspur 4 2 0 2 5 8 0 0 2 1 7 2 0 0 4 1 6
10 Brighton & Hove Albion 4 1 2 1 5 4 1 0 1 3 2 0 2 0 2 2 5
11 Everton 4 1 2 1 5 4 1 1 0 4 2 0 1 1 1 2 5
12 Nottingham Forest 4 1 2 1 5 5 1 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 3 4 5
13 Sunderland 4 1 2 1 6 7 1 0 1 2 3 0 2 0 4 4 5
14 Aston Villa 4 1 1 2 5 5 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 4 3 4
15 West Bromwich Albion 4 1 1 2 5 5 1 0 1 4 3 0 1 1 1 2 4
16 Arsenal 4 1 1 2 3 4 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 2 2 4
17 Liverpool 4 1 1 2 3 4 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 3 4
18 Birmingham City 4 1 1 2 7 9 1 1 0 5 4 0 0 2 2 5 4
19 Middlesbrough 4 1 1 2 4 7 1 0 1 3 4 0 1 1 1 3 4
20 Leeds United 4 1 1 2 5 10 1 1 0 4 1 0 0 2 1 9 4
21 Wolves 4 1 0 3 2 8 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 7 3
22 Manchester United 4 0 2 2 3 5 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 1 2 3 2
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