Match details

Manchester United 1 - 2 Liverpool

Game date: Sunday 18 March 1990 at 15:30 Stadium: Old Trafford
Competition: 1st Division Attendance: 46,629
Half - time score: 0 - 1 Referee: Courtney G
Manager: Kenny Dalglish Opposition manager: Alex Ferguson
   

Opposition lineup

Jim Leighton, Viv Anderson, Lee Martin, Steve Bruce, Mike Phelan, Gary Pallister, Clayton Blackmore, Paul Ince, Brian McClair, Mark Hughes, Danny Wallace

Opposition goals

Ronnie Whelan scored an own goal on 82'

Opposition substitutions

Danny Wallace out for Russell Beardsmore 56'
Viv Anderson out for Mike Duxbury 56'

Notes

- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 28.5
- Average age of the Manchester United starting lineup: 26.86
- Liverpool league position after match: 2
- Manchester United league position after match: 16
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
- An unmarked Whelan chipped a backpass from 30 yards over Grobbelaar and into the net. To date, it is considered by many to be one of the most bizarre and comical own goals in top-flight history.

Related files

Times and Guardian report
Match factfile - Ian Rush
Match programme

Other games during this season

1st Division

Overall Home Away
# P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A Pts
1 Aston Villa 29 18 4 7 46 26 11 2 2 30 15 7 2 5 16 11 58
2 Liverpool 28 16 8 4 53 27 8 4 1 24 8 8 4 3 29 19 56
3 Arsenal 29 14 5 10 42 29 11 2 1 32 8 3 3 9 10 21 47
4 Chelsea 30 12 10 8 46 41 5 6 4 24 22 7 4 4 22 19 46
5 Nottingham Forest 29 12 8 9 42 33 7 4 4 23 17 5 4 5 19 16 44
6 Coventry City 30 13 5 12 33 41 10 1 4 20 16 3 4 8 13 25 44
7 Southampton 29 11 10 8 58 50 7 5 2 32 21 4 5 6 26 29 43
8 Everton 28 12 6 10 39 34 10 2 2 27 11 2 4 8 12 23 42
9 Tottenham Hotspur 30 12 6 12 43 39 8 1 6 27 20 4 5 6 16 19 42
10 Norwich City 30 10 11 9 31 32 5 9 1 18 11 5 2 8 13 21 41
11 Wimbledon 28 9 12 7 37 32 4 5 5 19 20 5 7 2 18 12 39
12 Queens Park Rangers 27 10 9 8 33 30 7 3 3 19 13 3 6 5 14 17 39
13 Derby County 28 11 5 12 34 26 8 1 6 24 13 3 4 6 10 13 38
14 Sheffield Wednesday 30 9 9 12 28 38 7 6 2 18 9 2 3 10 10 29 36
15 Crystal Palace 28 9 6 13 32 55 6 4 4 20 19 3 2 9 12 36 33
16 Manchester United 29 8 8 13 35 39 5 5 5 20 14 3 3 8 15 25 32
17 Luton Town 30 6 12 12 33 46 5 7 3 17 15 1 5 9 16 31 30
18 Manchester City 29 7 9 13 30 44 7 3 5 22 18 0 6 8 8 26 30
19 Millwall 29 5 10 14 34 49 4 5 5 19 16 1 5 9 15 33 25
20 Charlton Athletic 30 5 9 16 24 42 3 6 6 15 17 2 3 10 9 25 24
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