Match details

Aston Villa 2 - 1 Liverpool

Game date: Saturday 21 August 1948 at 15:00 Stadium: Villa Park
Competition: 1st Division Attendance: 42,193
Half - time score: 2 - 0
Manager: George Kay Opposition manager: Alex Massie
   

Opposition lineup

Keith Jones, Frank Moss, George Cummings, Dickie Dorsett, Harry Parkes, Eddie Lowe, Billy Goffin, Sailor Brown, Trevor Ford, George Edwards, Leslie Smith

Opposition goals

Trevor Ford
Trevor Ford

Notes

- Bill Shepherd makes his LFC debut
- Cyril Sidlow saved a penalty from Dickie Dorsett
- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 28.55
- Average age of the Aston Villa starting lineup: 28.48
- Liverpool league position after match: 18
- Aston Villa league position after match: 1
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
- Late in the game Smith's shot was punched over the bar by Shepherd, but Dorsett's penalty kick was saved by Sidlow.

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 Aston Villa 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
2 Derby County 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 2
3 Sheffield United 1 1 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
4 Sunderland 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
5 Burnley 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
6 Chelsea 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
7 Everton 1 0 1 0 3 3 0 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
8 Newcastle United 1 0 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 3 1
9 Birmingham City 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 1
10 Charlton Athletic 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 1
11 Portsmouth 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 1
12 Preston North End 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
13 Stoke City 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
14 Wolves 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
15 Arsenal 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1
16 Huddersfield Town 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
17 Blackpool 1 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0
18 Liverpool 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0
19 Manchester United 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Bolton Wanderers 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
21 Manchester City 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
22 Middlesbrough 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
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