Match details

West Ham United 2 - 0 Liverpool

Game date: Saturday 25 February 1956 at 15:00 Stadium: Upton Park
Competition: 2nd Division Attendance: 18,800
Half - time score: 0 - 0 Referee: Leafe RJ
Manager: Don Welsh Opposition manager: Edward Fenton
   

Opposition lineup

Ted Gregory, John Bond, Noel Cantwell, Andy Malcolm, Malcolm Allison, Frank O'Farrell, Harry Hooper, Jimmy Andrews, Billy Dare, John Dick, Ken Tucker

Opposition goals

Geoff Twentyman scored an own goal
John Molyneux scored an own goal on 58'

Notes

- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 25.54
- Average age of the West Ham United starting lineup: 27.04
- Liverpool league position after match: 8
- West Ham United league position after match: 17
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
Liverpool scored two own goals as described by the Daily Post: "Molyneux put through his own goal at the 58th minute. He had to attempt to clear for Dare was along with him and in his anxiety he put the ball beyond Underwood. Twentyman’s goal was different. He put the ball back to his goalkeeper and all would have been well had not Underwood lost his footing as the ball passed into the net."

Related files

Match programme

Other games during this season

2nd Division

Overall Home Away
# P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A Pts
1 Sheffield Wednesday 32 14 11 7 71 46 9 5 2 45 22 5 6 5 26 24 39
2 Leicester City 32 16 5 11 77 57 11 2 2 51 17 5 3 9 26 40 37
3 Bristol Rovers 31 16 5 10 71 54 11 2 2 45 21 5 3 8 26 33 37
4 Bristol City 31 15 5 11 67 52 12 2 2 43 18 3 3 9 24 34 35
5 Leeds United 29 15 5 9 51 45 13 3 0 34 12 2 2 9 17 33 35
6 Swansea City 31 15 5 11 59 57 11 3 2 36 17 4 2 9 23 40 35
7 Port Vale 31 12 11 8 45 40 8 4 3 25 13 4 7 5 20 27 35
8 Liverpool 29 13 6 10 59 47 9 3 3 36 18 4 3 7 23 29 32
9 Fulham 31 14 4 13 63 59 10 2 3 42 21 4 2 10 21 38 32
10 Nottingham Forest 29 14 4 11 50 48 7 2 5 22 17 7 2 6 28 31 32
11 Blackburn Rovers 30 13 5 12 60 51 7 4 4 39 25 6 1 8 21 26 31
12 Stoke City 28 14 3 11 50 42 10 1 4 34 18 4 2 7 16 24 31
13 Lincoln City 28 12 6 10 51 40 9 4 1 36 12 3 2 9 15 28 30
14 Bury 30 10 8 12 57 68 6 5 5 28 31 4 3 7 29 37 28
15 Middlesbrough 29 11 6 12 49 57 9 3 3 34 22 2 3 9 15 35 28
16 Barnsley 32 9 10 13 38 57 8 3 5 26 25 1 7 8 12 32 28
17 West Ham United 29 9 8 12 54 47 8 2 4 36 16 1 6 8 18 31 26
18 Rotherham United 28 9 8 11 40 49 6 4 3 21 19 3 4 8 19 30 26
19 Doncaster Rovers 29 8 9 12 54 71 8 5 2 36 22 0 4 10 18 49 25
20 Notts County 32 9 7 16 47 63 6 4 6 32 28 3 3 10 15 35 25
21 Plymouth Argyle 32 7 6 19 39 67 5 5 6 26 21 2 1 13 13 46 20
22 Hull City 29 6 3 20 34 69 4 2 7 19 25 2 1 13 15 44 15
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