Match details

Liverpool 2 - 2 Huddersfield Town

Game date: Saturday 21 February 1959 at 15:15 Stadium: Anfield
Competition: 2nd Division Attendance: 28,860
Half - time score: 1 - 1
Manager: Phil Taylor Opposition manager: BIll Shankly
   

Opposition lineup

Ray Wood, Tony Conwell, Ramon Wilson, Bill McGarry, John Coddlington, Gordon Low, Kevin McHale, Derek Hawksworth, Alex Bain, Les Massie, Stan Howard

Opposition goals

Kevin McHale
Dick White scored an own goal on 86'

Notes

- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 26
- Average age of the Huddersfield Town starting lineup: 24.8
- Liverpool league position after match: 3
- Huddersfield Town league position after match: 15
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
White's own goal described in the Daily Post: "Four minutes from time Younger knocked out Massie’s centre to Bain who returned the ball goalwards. Even at this moment there was no real suggestion that the Liverpool goal was about to fall but the ball hit White’s head and could not have been better placed into the corner of the net had the nod been deliberate. White told me he was not trying to head the ball wide as some thought. In the split second left to him he attempted to get out of the way but failed."

Related files

Profile of Jimmy Melia on the cover of the Liverpool Echo
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 29 20 4 5 78 31 13 1 1 51 9 7 3 4 27 22 44
2 Fulham 30 19 4 7 69 48 12 1 2 47 22 7 3 5 22 26 42
3 Liverpool 29 18 3 8 62 43 11 2 1 41 16 7 1 7 21 27 39
4 Stoke City 30 16 4 10 54 42 13 1 1 39 14 3 3 9 15 28 36
5 Sheffield United 28 15 5 8 54 30 11 1 2 36 7 4 4 6 18 23 35
6 Derby County 31 14 7 10 56 56 10 1 4 31 24 4 6 6 25 32 35
7 Cardiff City 28 15 3 10 50 42 11 1 3 33 18 4 2 7 17 24 33
8 Bristol Rovers 29 12 7 10 54 45 8 3 3 28 15 4 4 7 26 30 31
9 Charlton Athletic 29 13 5 11 65 62 10 2 3 40 24 3 3 8 25 38 31
10 Bristol City 29 13 4 12 59 52 7 2 5 34 22 6 2 7 25 30 30
11 Brighton & Hove Albion 30 10 9 11 53 67 5 8 2 31 23 5 1 9 22 44 29
12 Ipswich Town 30 12 4 14 45 51 8 2 5 25 20 4 2 9 20 31 28
13 Sunderland 30 12 4 14 48 57 10 2 4 33 20 2 2 10 15 37 28
14 Swansea City 29 10 7 12 56 56 8 4 2 38 20 2 3 10 18 36 27
15 Huddersfield Town 30 10 6 14 44 46 9 2 4 27 14 1 4 10 17 32 26
16 Middlesbrough 29 9 7 13 59 50 6 5 4 35 16 3 2 9 24 34 25
17 Barnsley 29 9 6 14 44 60 7 3 4 28 21 2 3 10 16 39 24
18 Scunthorpe United 30 8 7 15 37 58 6 5 4 24 21 2 2 11 13 37 23
19 Grimsby Town 27 7 8 12 49 60 6 5 3 33 23 1 3 9 16 37 22
20 Leyton Orient 30 7 6 17 41 61 5 3 7 23 24 2 3 10 18 37 20
21 Lincoln City 30 7 5 18 43 71 7 3 5 30 25 0 2 13 13 46 19
22 Rotherham United 28 6 5 17 29 61 5 3 5 22 22 1 2 12 7 39 17
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