Match details

Liverpool 0 - 2 Arsenal

Game date: Friday 26 May 1989 at 20:05 Stadium: Anfield
Competition: 1st Division Attendance: 41,718
Half - time score: 0 - 0 Referee: Hutchinson D
Manager: Kenny Dalglish Opposition manager: George Graham
   

Opposition lineup

John Lukic, Lee Dixon, Nigel Winterburn, Michael Thomas, David O'Leary, Tony Adams, David Rocastle, Kevin Richardson, Alan Smith, Steve Bould, Paul Merson

Opposition goals

Alan Smith 52'
Michael Thomas 90'

Opposition substitutions

Steve Bould out for Perry Groves
Paul Merson out for Martin Hayes

Notes

- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 27.59
- Average age of the Arsenal starting lineup: 25.21
- Liverpool league position after match: 2
- Arsenal league position after match: 1
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
- Steve McMahon reflects on the fateful game: "It hurts me. It hurts me. It hurts me so much. It was just unreal. It just flashed before you, the goal. It was like 'Nah, is this really happening?"

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1st Division

Overall Home Away
# P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A Pts
1 Arsenal 38 22 10 6 73 36 10 6 3 35 19 12 4 3 38 17 76
2 Liverpool 38 22 10 6 65 28 11 5 3 33 11 11 5 3 32 17 76
3 Nottingham Forest 38 17 13 8 64 43 8 7 4 31 16 9 6 4 33 27 64
4 Norwich City 38 17 11 10 48 45 8 7 4 23 20 9 4 6 25 25 62
5 Derby County 38 17 7 14 40 38 9 3 7 23 18 8 4 7 17 20 58
6 Tottenham Hotspur 38 15 12 11 60 46 8 6 5 31 24 7 6 6 29 22 57
7 Coventry City 38 14 13 11 47 42 9 4 6 28 23 5 9 5 19 19 55
8 Everton 38 14 12 12 50 45 10 7 2 33 18 4 5 10 17 27 54
9 Queens Park Rangers 38 14 11 13 43 37 9 5 5 23 16 5 6 8 20 21 53
10 Millwall 38 14 11 13 47 52 10 3 6 27 21 4 8 7 20 31 53
11 Manchester United 38 13 12 13 45 35 10 5 4 27 13 3 7 9 18 22 51
12 Wimbledon 38 14 9 15 50 46 10 3 6 30 19 4 6 9 20 27 51
13 Southampton 38 10 15 13 52 66 6 7 6 25 26 4 8 7 27 40 45
14 Charlton Athletic 38 10 12 16 44 58 6 7 6 25 24 4 5 10 19 34 42
15 Sheffield Wednesday 38 10 12 16 34 51 6 6 7 21 25 4 6 9 13 26 42
16 Luton Town 38 10 11 17 42 52 8 6 5 32 21 2 5 12 10 31 41
17 Aston Villa 38 9 13 16 45 56 7 6 6 25 22 2 7 10 20 34 40
18 Middlesbrough 38 9 12 17 44 61 6 7 6 28 30 3 5 11 16 31 39
19 West Ham United 38 10 8 20 37 62 3 6 10 19 30 7 2 10 18 32 38
20 Newcastle United 38 7 10 21 32 63 3 6 10 19 28 4 4 11 13 35 31
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