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2nd Division

St Andrews | Sat 11 Dec 1954 at 14:15

Birmingham City 9 - 1 Liverpool

Notes

  • - Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 27.26
  • - Average age of the Birmingham City starting lineup: 27.64
  • - Liverpool league position after match: 14
  • - Birmingham City league position after match: 13
  • - Click here to view the full league table after the match.
  • - The surface was wet on top and rock-hard underneath, but Alan A' Court says Birmingham also had the same difficulties: "We were slipping and sliding all over the place and went three goals down in the first fifteen minutes. Billy Liddell pulled one back for us and I still say that was the best of the ten! He kept his balance beautifully on that surface, turned like an ice-skater and hit a screamer into the top corner of the net. It was a one-off game. I cannot explain why it happened. The game kept slipping away, literally."

Other details

Manager: Don Welsh
Opposition manager: Arthur Turner
Referee: McCabe G
Attendance: 17,500
Half-time score: 4 - 1
Game number: 2156
League game number: 1963

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