Match details

Liverpool 0 - 0 Leeds United

Game date: Monday 28 April 1969 at 19:30 Stadium: Anfield
Competition: 1st Division Attendance: 53,750
Half - time score: 0 - 0 Referee: Dimond AE
Manager: Bill Shankly Opposition manager: Don Revie
   

Opposition lineup

Gary Sprake, Paul Reaney, Terry Cooper, Billy Bremner, Jack Charlton, Norman Hunter, Mike O'Grady, Paul Madeley, Mick Jones, Johnny Giles, Eddie Gray

Notes

- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 26.51
- Average age of the Leeds United starting lineup: 25.83
- Liverpool league position after match: 2
- Leeds United league position after match: 1
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
- Leeds clinched the title at Anfield. A defeat for Leeds might have swung the championship towards the home team, but Leeds held out and won the title. When the Liverpool players left the pitch, the Leeds players didn't know what to do with themselves. Walking towards the Kop, they were unsure of the reception they'd get from the 53,750 fans packed inside Anfield.

One Leeds player raised his hand towards the Kop and then the others followed suit. At first there was silence, then the applause started and it just didn't stop. The reaction from the Kop that night is legendary.

"To stand there as a Leeds player and be cheered by the Kop that was something," claimed Charlton after the game. "I'll never forget it." Don Revie enthused: "It was simply fantastic, What a great gesture. You would have thought their team had won the league!"

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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 Leeds United 41 26 13 2 65 26 17 3 0 40 9 9 10 2 25 17 65
2 Liverpool 40 25 10 5 62 22 16 4 1 36 10 9 6 4 26 12 60
3 Arsenal 41 22 12 7 56 26 12 6 3 31 12 10 6 4 25 14 56
4 Everton 40 20 14 6 75 35 13 5 2 42 10 7 9 4 33 25 54
5 Chelsea 42 20 10 12 73 53 11 7 3 40 24 9 3 9 33 29 50
6 Southampton 42 16 13 13 57 48 13 5 3 41 21 3 8 10 16 27 45
7 Tottenham Hotspur 40 14 16 10 61 50 10 8 3 39 22 4 8 7 22 28 44
8 West Ham United 41 13 17 11 65 49 10 8 3 47 22 3 9 8 18 27 43
9 West Bromwich Albion 42 16 11 15 64 67 11 7 3 43 26 5 4 12 21 41 43
10 Newcastle United 39 14 13 12 55 53 11 6 2 34 19 3 7 10 21 34 41
11 Manchester United 41 14 12 15 54 51 12 5 3 35 16 2 7 12 19 35 40
12 Ipswich Town 41 14 11 16 57 59 9 4 7 30 25 5 7 9 27 34 39
13 Burnley 42 15 9 18 55 82 11 6 4 36 25 4 3 14 19 57 39
14 Manchester City 39 13 9 17 61 54 11 5 2 46 19 2 4 15 15 35 35
15 Sheffield Wednesday 41 10 15 16 41 54 7 8 5 27 26 3 7 11 14 28 35
16 Wolves 42 10 15 17 41 58 7 10 4 26 22 3 5 13 15 36 35
17 Sunderland 41 11 12 18 42 65 10 6 5 28 18 1 6 13 14 47 34
18 Nottingham Forest 41 10 13 18 45 56 6 6 9 17 22 4 7 9 28 34 33
19 Stoke City 41 9 15 17 40 58 9 7 5 24 24 0 8 12 16 34 33
20 Coventry City 42 10 11 21 46 64 8 6 7 32 22 2 5 14 14 42 31
21 Leicester City 37 7 11 19 32 61 6 7 5 23 22 1 4 14 9 39 25
22 Queens Park Rangers 42 4 10 28 39 95 4 7 10 20 33 0 3 18 19 62 18
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