Match details

Manchester United 5 - 1 Liverpool

Game date: Saturday 19 December 1953 at 14:15 Stadium: Old Trafford
Competition: 1st Division Attendance: 26,074
Half - time score: 4 - 0
Manager: Don Welsh Opposition manager: Matt Busby
   

Opposition lineup

Ray Wood, Bill Foulkes, Roger Byrne, Jeff Whitefoot, Allenby Chilton, Duncan Edwards, Johnny Berry, Jackie Blanchflower, Tommy Taylor, Dennis Viollet, Jack Rowley

Opposition goals

Jackie Blanchflower
Tommy Taylor
Tommy Taylor
Tommy Taylor
Dennis Viollet

Notes

- Geoff Twentyman makes his LFC debut
- Dave Underwood makes his LFC debut
- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 26.15
- Average age of the Manchester United starting lineup: 24.26
- Liverpool league position after match: 22
- Manchester United league position after match: 7
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
- Spicer breaks his leg for the 2nd time in his career. He never recovered and quit the game.

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Match programme

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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 Wolves 23 15 5 3 58 32 10 0 1 33 12 5 5 2 25 20 35
2 West Bromwich Albion 23 15 3 5 61 32 8 2 2 33 13 7 1 3 28 19 33
3 Huddersfield Town 23 12 6 5 42 25 8 4 0 28 9 4 2 5 14 16 30
4 Burnley 23 15 0 8 52 39 10 0 2 32 15 5 0 6 20 24 30
5 Bolton Wanderers 22 9 8 5 39 32 7 4 0 23 10 2 4 5 16 22 26
6 Cardiff City 23 10 5 8 29 38 7 2 2 19 14 3 3 6 10 24 25
7 Manchester United 23 7 10 6 40 33 5 5 2 22 15 2 5 4 18 18 24
8 Arsenal 23 9 6 8 45 43 4 4 3 23 22 5 2 5 22 21 24
9 Preston North End 23 10 3 10 50 33 6 2 4 27 16 4 1 6 23 17 23
10 Charlton Athletic 23 11 1 11 46 44 8 0 3 33 18 3 1 8 13 26 23
11 Tottenham Hotspur 23 11 1 11 39 40 8 1 3 25 16 3 0 8 14 24 23
12 Blackpool 22 9 4 9 39 43 6 3 2 17 9 3 1 7 22 34 22
13 Chelsea 23 8 5 10 42 48 7 2 3 28 18 1 3 7 14 30 21
14 Sheffield Wednesday 24 9 3 12 41 54 8 2 2 29 17 1 1 10 12 37 21
15 Sheffield United 22 8 4 10 39 43 6 2 4 28 21 2 2 6 11 22 20
16 Aston Villa 22 9 2 11 36 39 7 1 3 26 15 2 1 8 10 24 20
17 Newcastle United 23 6 8 9 36 41 3 2 6 19 22 3 6 3 17 19 20
18 Portsmouth 23 6 6 11 47 57 5 3 3 27 21 1 3 8 20 36 18
19 Manchester City 23 6 5 12 29 46 4 2 5 14 19 2 3 7 15 27 17
20 Sunderland 22 6 4 12 43 57 6 1 3 28 21 0 3 9 15 36 16
21 Middlesbrough 23 6 4 13 32 48 4 2 5 16 19 2 2 8 16 29 16
22 Liverpool 23 5 5 13 43 61 5 5 2 34 22 0 0 11 9 39 15
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