Match details

Liverpool 1 - 0 Birmingham City

Game date: Saturday 12 March 1949 at 15:00 Stadium: Anfield
Competition: 1st Division Attendance: 43,763
Half - time score: 0 - 0
Manager: George Kay Opposition manager: Robert Brocklebank
   

Opposition lineup

Gil Merrick, Jack Badham, Ken Green, Len Boyd, Ted Duckhouse, Ray Ferris, Johnny Berry, Jackie Stewart, Don Dorman, Fred Harris, Harold Roberts

Notes

- Peter Kippax makes his LFC debut
- Bryan Williams makes his LFC debut
- Billy Liddell missed a penalty on 50'
- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 27.83
- Average age of the Birmingham City starting lineup: 28.13
- Liverpool league position after match: 12
- Birmingham City league position after match: 13
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
- After being fouled by two defenders at 50', Liddell took the penalty kick himself and Merrick saved, pushing the ball out to Done who lashed it high into the Kop.

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 Portsmouth 31 18 8 5 59 28 13 3 0 38 9 5 5 5 21 19 44
2 Newcastle United 31 15 9 7 53 40 9 4 2 27 19 6 5 5 26 21 39
3 Derby County 30 15 8 7 49 42 12 1 1 32 15 3 7 6 17 27 38
4 Manchester United 29 14 9 6 58 30 7 5 2 26 11 7 4 4 32 19 37
5 Arsenal 32 14 9 9 58 34 10 4 2 42 13 4 5 7 16 21 37
6 Manchester City 32 12 11 9 40 41 8 6 2 24 16 4 5 7 16 25 35
7 Charlton Athletic 32 12 10 10 51 49 8 5 3 30 19 4 5 7 21 30 34
8 Wolves 30 13 7 10 62 49 10 3 3 35 15 3 4 7 27 34 33
9 Stoke City 31 13 7 11 52 49 11 2 3 34 21 2 5 8 18 28 33
10 Bolton Wanderers 31 13 6 12 52 51 9 2 4 38 25 4 4 8 14 26 32
11 Blackpool 32 10 11 11 45 53 7 5 4 20 21 3 6 7 25 32 31
12 Liverpool 30 9 12 9 38 30 4 8 3 20 13 5 4 6 18 17 30
13 Birmingham City 32 9 11 12 28 26 7 5 4 13 7 2 6 8 15 19 29
14 Burnley 32 10 9 13 37 41 9 4 3 23 13 1 5 10 14 28 29
15 Sunderland 31 9 10 12 38 52 7 6 3 24 17 2 4 9 14 35 28
16 Everton 32 11 6 15 32 52 10 3 3 28 21 1 3 12 4 31 28
17 Chelsea 31 9 9 13 56 57 8 5 3 36 22 1 4 10 20 35 27
18 Aston Villa 31 11 4 16 44 68 8 3 5 33 32 3 1 11 11 36 26
19 Sheffield United 31 9 7 15 46 59 7 5 4 26 23 2 2 11 20 36 25
20 Huddersfield Town 30 8 8 14 31 51 3 5 6 11 16 5 3 8 20 35 24
21 Preston North End 32 7 9 16 47 61 5 5 6 26 30 2 4 10 21 31 23
22 Middlesbrough 31 7 8 16 34 47 6 5 4 28 18 1 3 12 6 29 22
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