Match details

Birmingham City 9 - 1 Liverpool

Game date: Saturday 11 December 1954 at 14:15 Stadium: St Andrews
Competition: 2nd Division Attendance: 17,500
Half - time score: 4 - 1 Referee: McCabe G
Manager: Don Welsh Opposition manager: Arthur Turner
   

Opposition lineup

Gil Merrick, Jeff Hall, Ken Green, Len Boyd, Trevor Smith, Royston Warhurst, Gordon Astall, Jackie Lane, Eddie Brown, Peter Murphy, Alexander Govan

Opposition goals

Gordon Astall
Jackie Lane 1'
Eddie Brown 11'
Eddie Brown 16'
Gordon Astall 49'
Peter Murphy 54'
Alexander Govan 77'
Peter Murphy 84'
Eddie Brown 85'

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."

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2nd Division

Overall Home Away
# P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A Pts
1 Stoke City 21 11 5 5 33 20 6 3 2 18 8 5 2 3 15 12 27
2 Fulham 21 11 5 5 50 40 7 2 1 28 14 4 3 4 22 26 27
3 Leeds United 21 12 3 6 38 35 5 3 3 20 17 7 0 3 18 18 27
4 Blackburn Rovers 21 12 2 7 64 40 8 1 1 42 14 4 1 6 22 26 26
5 Rotherham United 21 12 2 7 50 36 8 1 2 32 14 4 1 5 18 22 26
6 Luton Town 21 12 2 7 45 32 10 0 1 31 12 2 2 6 14 20 26
7 Bristol Rovers 21 10 4 7 48 36 8 3 0 33 9 2 1 7 15 27 24
8 West Ham United 21 9 5 7 41 40 6 3 1 25 14 3 2 6 16 26 23
9 Notts County 21 10 3 8 32 35 6 2 2 20 14 4 1 6 12 21 23
10 Bury 21 8 6 7 43 40 5 3 3 22 19 3 3 4 21 21 22
11 Swansea City 21 9 4 8 42 40 8 2 0 32 10 1 2 8 10 30 22
12 Hull City 21 8 6 7 26 23 5 2 4 18 12 3 4 3 8 11 22
13 Birmingham City 20 8 5 7 42 25 7 2 1 32 10 1 3 6 10 15 21
14 Liverpool 21 8 4 9 44 49 8 2 1 29 16 0 2 8 15 33 20
15 Lincoln City 21 8 4 9 38 42 5 3 3 23 20 3 1 6 15 22 20
16 Middlesbrough 21 8 2 11 30 45 6 0 4 20 13 2 2 7 10 32 18
17 Nottingham Forest 21 7 3 11 27 29 4 1 6 15 15 3 2 5 12 14 17
18 Doncaster Rovers 19 7 2 10 26 45 5 2 1 14 9 2 0 9 12 36 16
19 Port Vale 21 4 7 10 22 41 3 4 3 12 13 1 3 7 10 28 15
20 Derby County 21 5 4 12 34 48 4 1 5 23 20 1 3 7 11 28 14
21 Plymouth Argyle 21 4 5 12 30 43 4 2 5 16 19 0 3 7 14 24 13
22 Ipswich Town 22 5 1 16 32 53 4 0 7 21 19 1 1 9 11 34 11
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