Match details

Liverpool 1 - 0 Sheffield Wednesday

Game date: Saturday 1 February 1969 at 15:00 Stadium: Anfield
Competition: 1st Division Attendance: 45,406
Half - time score: 0 - 0 Referee: Partridge P
Manager: Bill Shankly Opposition manager: Jack Marshall
   

Opposition lineup

Ron Springett, Ian Branfoot, Don Megson, Keith Ellis, Vic Mobley, Gerry Young, Archie Irvine, James McCalliog, Peter Eustace, John Ritchie, John Whitham

Notes

- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 26.85
- Average age of the Sheffield Wednesday starting lineup: 27.11
- Liverpool league position after match: 1
- Sheffield Wednesday league position after match: 9
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
- Roger Hunt breaks Gordon Hodgson's league scoring record for Liverpool. The belief at the time was that he had broken it a couple of weeks earlier against Chelsea, but there had been a mistake in the accumulation of Roger Hunt's scoring total.

- Liverpool fan Michael Schofield remembers his first game standing on a beer crate at a wall on the Paddock: "At one stage Ian Callaghan kicked the ball into touch and as the ball rocketed towards me, I ducked down behind the wall fearing for my life. There was a resounding thwack as the ball hit the other side of the Paddock wall."

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1st Division

Overall Home Away
# P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A Pts
1 Liverpool 29 20 5 4 49 16 14 2 0 30 7 6 3 4 19 9 45
2 Leeds United 28 18 8 2 46 21 12 3 0 31 7 6 5 2 15 14 44
3 Everton 29 17 8 4 63 26 11 2 1 36 7 6 6 3 27 19 42
4 Arsenal 27 15 8 4 36 16 9 5 1 24 7 6 3 3 12 9 38
5 Southampton 30 11 9 10 41 39 8 4 3 28 18 3 5 7 13 21 31
6 West Ham United 27 9 12 6 48 33 7 4 1 33 12 2 8 5 15 21 30
7 Chelsea 28 11 8 9 48 39 5 6 2 22 14 6 2 7 26 25 30
8 Tottenham Hotspur 27 9 11 7 43 36 6 5 2 29 16 3 6 5 14 20 29
9 Sheffield Wednesday 28 9 11 8 33 30 6 5 2 22 14 3 6 6 11 16 29
10 Burnley 29 11 7 11 37 56 8 4 2 23 15 3 3 9 14 41 29
11 West Bromwich Albion 28 10 7 11 41 47 7 4 2 25 14 3 3 9 16 33 27
12 Manchester City 27 8 9 10 48 38 7 5 2 37 17 1 4 8 11 21 25
13 Newcastle United 27 8 9 10 37 39 6 5 2 21 15 2 4 8 16 24 25
14 Wolves 27 8 9 10 28 34 6 5 3 19 16 2 4 7 9 18 25
15 Sunderland 28 8 9 11 31 48 8 4 3 22 14 0 5 8 9 34 25
16 Ipswich Town 28 9 6 13 41 44 6 2 7 25 24 3 4 6 16 20 24
17 Manchester United 27 8 8 11 31 37 7 4 2 18 11 1 4 9 13 26 24
18 Stoke City 27 7 9 11 26 35 7 5 3 15 13 0 4 8 11 22 23
19 Leicester City 28 5 9 14 26 52 5 5 4 20 20 0 4 10 6 32 19
20 Nottingham Forest 26 3 12 11 31 41 1 6 4 9 14 2 6 7 22 27 18
21 Queens Park Rangers 29 3 8 18 30 65 3 6 7 16 27 0 2 11 14 38 14
22 Coventry City 26 4 6 16 22 44 2 3 7 12 17 2 3 9 10 27 14
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