Match details

Liverpool 3 - 4 Crystal Palace

Game date: Sunday 8 April 1990 at 12:00 Stadium: Villa Park
Competition: FA Cup Semi-final Attendance: 38,389
Half - time score: 1 - 0 Referee: Courtney G
Manager: Kenny Dalglish Opposition manager: Steve Coppell

Opposition lineup

Nigel Martyn, John Pemberton, Richard Shaw, Andy Gray, Gary O'Reilly, Andy Thorn, Phil Barber, Geoff Thomas, Mark Bright, John Salako, Alan Pardew

Opposition goals

Mark Bright 46'
Gary O'Reilly 70'
Andy Gray 88'
Alan Pardew 109'


- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 28.95
- Average age of the Crystal Palace starting lineup: 25.22
- Beardsley was out of the last seven matches of the season due to a stress fracture of the knee diagnosed following this astounding defeat to Palace who had been beaten 9-0 by Liverpool earlier in the campaign.

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Times and Guardian report
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Match programme
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