Match details

FA Cup 5th round

Anfield | Sun 20 Feb 1983 at 14:30

Liverpool 1 - 2 Brighton & Hove Albion

Goals (Assists in brackets)


Opposition goals


  • - 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."

Other details

Manager: Bob Paisley
Opposition manager: Jimmy Melia
Referee: Grey AW
Attendance: 44,868
Half-time score: 0 - 1
Game number: 3682
FA Cup game number: 290
LFC played towards Kop: Second half

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