Match details

Liverpool 1 - 2 Brighton & Hove Albion

Game date: Sunday 20 February 1983 at 14:30 Stadium: Anfield
Competition: FA Cup 5th round Attendance: 44,868
Half - time score: 0 - 1 Referee: Grey AW
Manager: Bob Paisley Opposition manager: Jimmy Melia

Opposition lineup

Perry Digweed, Chris Ramsey, Gary Stevens, Steve Foster, Tony Grealish, Peter Ward, Steve Gatting, Jimmy Case, Gerry Ryan, Michael Robinson, Neil Smillie

Opposition goals

Gerry Ryan 32'
Jimmy Case 68'


- Phil Neal missed a penalty on 72'
- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 26.39
- Average age of the Brighton & Hove Albion starting lineup: 24.86
- Liverpool had gone 63 home cup matches without defeat. Their last defeat had been against Middlesbrough in the fourth round of the League Cup on 12 November 1974!
- Brighton's caretaker manager was Jimmy Melia - an ex-Red. Another former Red, Jimmy Case, scored the winning goal for Brighton in the match!
- Dr. Robin Gowers writes: "This was the club's first ever match at Anfield on a Sunday. This had nothing to do with it being on tv. In the previous round of the cup both Everton and Liverpool were drawn at home - Everton moved their match to the Sunday. In the 5th round the same happened again - Everton requested to play on the Sunday again but their opponents (Tottenham) refused - so Liverpool had the Sunday match. At the time of the game Liverpool were well ahead at the top of the First Division, whilst Brighton were on the bottom. In the image attached below is a a scan of the team sheet handed to all fans going into the ground. At the time The Sunday Observance Act (1780) prohibited admission to a building on a Sunday for payment. Clubs got around this by allowing free admittance to their ground as payment for such team sheets."

Related articles

Jimmy Case - Wreaking havoc
Michael Robinson - joining his boyhood club

Related files

A poster of Phil Neal
Match programme
Daily Mirror Back Page

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