Match details

Southampton 1 - 0 Liverpool

Game date: Saturday 26 September 1970 at 15:00 Stadium: The Dell
Competition: 1st Division Attendance: 26,155
Half - time score: 0 - 0 Referee: Fussey MA
Manager: Bill Shankly Opposition manager: Edward Bates
   

Opposition lineup

Eric Martin, Joe Kirkup, Denis Hollywood, Hugh Fisher, John McGrath, Jimmy Gabriel, Terry Paine, Mick Channon, Ron Davies, Brian O'Neil, Tom Jenkins

Opposition goals

Alec Lindsay scored an own goal on 81'

Notes

- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 23.57
- Average age of the Southampton starting lineup: 27.38
- Liverpool league position after match: 6
- Southampton league position after match: 7
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
This was the match after which Bill Shankly came out with his notorious comment about "Alehouse Football". Southampton centre-half John McGrath somehow managed to tackle Alun Evans around the neck with his legs ... and the Liverpool forward had to be taken off the field and played no further part in the match. For a few years afterwards, whenever Southampton visited Anfield, they were greeted with the Kop bawling "Alehouse, Alehouse" at them every time they committed a foul!

Related files

First defeat for Pool
Match programme

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 Leeds United 10 7 2 1 14 5 4 0 0 8 2 3 2 1 6 3 16
2 Manchester City 9 6 2 1 14 5 3 1 0 10 2 3 1 1 4 3 14
3 Tottenham Hotspur 10 5 3 2 15 7 3 1 1 8 4 2 2 1 7 3 13
4 Arsenal 10 5 3 2 18 12 4 1 0 13 2 1 2 2 5 10 13
5 Chelsea 10 4 5 1 13 10 3 2 0 10 7 1 3 1 3 3 13
6 Liverpool 9 3 5 1 12 5 2 2 0 9 2 1 3 1 3 3 11
7 Southampton 10 4 3 3 12 7 3 2 0 7 1 1 1 3 5 6 11
8 Everton 10 4 3 3 16 13 2 2 1 8 5 2 1 2 8 8 11
9 Newcastle United 10 4 3 3 11 11 1 3 1 5 5 3 0 2 6 6 11
10 Crystal Palace 10 4 3 3 8 8 3 0 2 4 4 1 3 1 4 4 11
11 Stoke City 10 3 4 3 15 12 3 3 0 11 0 0 1 3 4 12 10
12 Wolves 10 4 2 4 18 22 1 1 2 6 9 3 1 2 12 13 10
13 Manchester United 10 3 4 3 9 12 2 3 1 6 3 1 1 2 3 9 10
14 Derby County 10 4 1 5 15 16 3 0 2 9 6 1 1 3 6 10 9
15 Nottingham Forest 10 2 5 3 10 11 2 2 1 9 5 0 3 2 1 6 9
16 West Bromwich Albion 10 3 3 4 18 23 3 2 1 11 7 0 1 3 7 16 9
17 Huddersfield Town 10 2 4 4 9 13 2 3 1 8 5 0 1 3 1 8 8
18 Coventry City 10 3 2 5 7 10 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 3 6 8 8
19 Ipswich Town 10 2 2 6 10 12 2 1 2 9 5 0 1 4 1 7 6
20 West Ham United 10 0 6 4 9 16 0 3 2 4 7 0 3 2 5 9 6
21 Blackpool 10 2 2 6 6 17 1 1 2 3 6 1 1 4 3 11 6
22 Burnley 10 0 3 7 5 17 0 1 5 4 12 0 2 2 1 5 3
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