Match details

Blackpool 3 - 0 Liverpool

Game date: Saturday 24 April 1954 at 15:00 Stadium: Bloomfield Road
Competition: 1st Division Attendance: 18,651
Half - time score: 1 - 0
Manager: Don Welsh Opposition manager: Joseph Smith
   

Opposition lineup

George Farm, Roy Gratrix, Tommy Garrett, Ewan Fenton, Harry Johnston, Hugh Kelly, Stanley Matthews, Ernest Taylor, Stan Mortensen, Allan Brown, Bill Perry

Opposition goals

Stan Mortensen
Stan Mortensen
Allan Brown

Notes

- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 26.86
- Average age of the Blackpool starting lineup: 29.26
- Liverpool league position after match: 22
- Blackpool league position after match: 6
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
- Liverpool is relegated to the Second Division for the first time in 50 years! Liverpool were relegated after finishing bottom with just 28 points. Amazingly they somehow managed to score 68 League goals, more than tenth-placed Cardiff managed but leaked an incredible 97 at the other end, the worst tally in all four divisions.

Related files

Liverpool wil bounce back - by Billy Liddell
Liddell mourns George Kay
Liverpool Echo on George Kay's death (From 24 April)

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 Wolves 42 25 7 10 96 56 16 1 4 61 25 9 6 6 35 31 57
2 West Bromwich Albion 42 22 9 11 86 63 13 5 3 51 24 9 4 8 35 39 53
3 Huddersfield Town 42 20 11 11 78 61 13 6 2 45 24 7 5 9 33 37 51
4 Bolton Wanderers 42 18 12 12 75 60 14 6 1 45 20 4 6 11 30 40 48
5 Manchester United 42 18 12 12 73 58 11 6 4 41 27 7 6 8 32 31 48
6 Blackpool 42 19 10 13 80 69 13 6 2 43 19 6 4 11 37 50 48
7 Burnley 42 21 4 17 78 67 16 2 3 51 23 5 2 14 27 44 46
8 Chelsea 42 16 12 14 74 68 12 3 6 45 26 4 9 8 29 42 44
9 Charlton Athletic 42 19 6 17 75 77 14 4 3 51 26 5 2 14 24 51 44
10 Cardiff City 42 18 8 16 51 71 12 4 5 32 27 6 4 11 19 44 44
11 Preston North End 42 19 5 18 87 58 12 2 7 43 24 7 3 11 44 34 43
12 Arsenal 42 15 13 14 75 73 8 8 5 42 37 7 5 9 33 36 43
13 Aston Villa 41 16 9 16 69 66 12 5 4 50 28 4 4 12 19 38 41
14 Portsmouth 42 14 11 17 81 89 13 5 3 53 31 1 6 14 28 58 39
15 Newcastle United 42 14 10 18 72 77 9 2 10 43 40 5 8 8 29 37 38
16 Tottenham Hotspur 42 16 5 21 65 76 11 3 7 38 33 5 2 14 27 43 37
17 Manchester City 42 14 9 19 62 77 10 4 7 35 31 4 5 12 27 46 37
18 Sunderland 42 14 8 20 81 89 11 4 6 50 37 3 4 14 31 52 36
19 Sheffield Wednesday 42 15 6 21 70 91 12 4 5 43 30 3 2 16 27 61 36
20 Sheffield United 41 10 11 20 67 89 8 5 7 41 37 2 6 13 26 52 31
21 Middlesbrough 42 10 10 22 60 91 6 6 9 29 35 4 4 13 31 56 30
22 Liverpool 42 9 10 23 68 97 7 8 6 49 38 2 2 17 19 59 28
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