Match details

West Ham United 4 - 1 Liverpool

Game date: Wednesday 30 November 1988 at 19:45 Stadium: Upton Park
Competition: League Cup 4th round Attendance: 26,971
Half - time score: 2 - 1 Referee: Ashworth DJ
Manager: Kenny Dalglish Opposition manager: John Lyall

Opposition lineup

Allen McKnight, Steve Potts, Julian Dicks, Tony Gale, Alvin Martin, Alan Devonshire, Liam Brady, David Kelly, Leroy Rosenior, Alan Dickens, Paul Ince

Opposition goals

Paul Ince 21'
Paul Ince 25'
Steve Staunton scored an own goal on 56'
Tony Gale 78'


- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 26.03
- Average age of the West Ham United starting lineup: 25.91
Staunton's own goal was so described in the Liverpool Echo. "The youngster was perfectly placed on the edge of his penalty area to intercept a left wing cross from David Kelly and decided to turn it back to his goalkeeper. Unfortunately he caught the ball perfectly and sent in an effort Aldridge would have been proud of. Mike Hooper dived in desperation but the ball beat his grasp and rolled into the net off a post."

Related files

Times report
Match programme

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