Match details

Scunthorpe United 0 - 1 Liverpool

Game date: Saturday 15 February 1958 at 15:00 Stadium: Old Show Gr.
Competition: FA Cup 5th round Attendance: 23,000
Half - time score: 0 - 0 Referee: Howley K
Manager: Phil Taylor Opposition manager: Ron Suart

Opposition lineup

Ken Hardwick, Len Sharpe, Jack Brownsword, Frank Marshall, Barry Horstead, Alan Bushby, Jack Marriott, Ronnie Waldock, Eric Davis, Jack Haigh, Mervyn Jones


- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 26.89
- Average age of the Scunthorpe United starting lineup: 28.11
The Daily Mirror reported: "Liverpool are in the last eight – but they won’t get to Wembley on this form. Only two of their players were in control of the game for any length of time . . . wing halves Johnny Wheeler and Geoff Twentyman. For twenty minutes of the second half they pounded away at the iron-hard Scunthorpe defence. And inside forwards Jack Haigh and Ronnie Waldock – Scunthorpe’s first half danger men – were shut completely out. Liverpool’s all important goal came fifteen minutes from time. Alan A’Court cut the ball across goal and Bobby Murdoch slammed it in."

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