Match details

Liverpool 0 - 1 Preston North End

Game date: Monday 26 February 1962 at 19:30 Stadium: Old Trafford
Competition: FA Cup 5th R. 2nd rep. Attendance: 43,944
Half - time score: 0 - 0 Referee: Howley K
Manager: Bill Shankly Opposition manager: James Milne

Opposition lineup

Alan Kelly, Willie Cunningham, George Ross, John Wylie, Tony Singleton, Jim Smith, Dave Wilson, Alfie Biggs, Alex Dawson, Alan Spavin, Peter Thompson

Opposition goals

Peter Thompson 60'


- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 24.54
- Average age of the Preston North End starting lineup: 23.98
Preston defender George Ross played in all three cup matches in the space of 10 days. "They were all ding-dong contests, real thrillers. It was fantastic, a true FA Cup epic. And they are magic memories. In total we played Liverpool five times that season with two games in the league. They beat us both times, but not in the cup. In fact we became such mates with the Liverpool players after those five games that we had a good few games of golf with them in the months after."

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