Match details

Liverpool 2 - 0 Scunthorpe United

Game date: Wednesday 9 September 1959 at 19:15 Stadium: Anfield
Competition: 2nd Division Attendance: 31,713
Half - time score: 1 - 0 Referee: Smith RE ( Wales)
Manager: Phil Taylor Opposition manager: Frank Soo
   

Opposition lineup

Ken Hardwick, Dennis John, Jack Brownsword, Brian Heward, Barry Horstead, Len Sharpe, Jack Marriott, Ronnie Waldock, Peter Neale, Jack Haigh, Martin Bakes

Notes

- Roger Hunt makes his LFC debut
- Roger Hunt scores his debut goal for LFC
- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 24.87
- Average age of the Scunthorpe United starting lineup: 28.09
- Liverpool league position after match: 11
- Scunthorpe United league position after match: 19
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
- Roger Hunt fondly remembers his first Liverpool game as he told LFC.tv in February 2009: "Billy Liddell was the star of that team. He had been at Liverpool such a long time and, as you probably know, they used to call them Liddell-pool. Anyway, he was getting towards the end of his career and got injured. Hence, I got the call. I remember that the game was a lot quicker that what I was used to. I was playing more of centre forward role and I was more of an inside forward as we called it back then. We were one-nil up when we got a free-kick around the hour mark. Jimmy Melia spotted me and played a short pass into my stride. I looked up and hit it instinctively. I knew it was in as soon as I struck it and I can't describe how good it felt to see it smash in off the crossbar. It wasn't in front of the Kop, but it made me feel so much more confident for the rest of the game. It was a big moment for me, but there weren't many celebrations afterwards. I had a cup of tea and luckily enough my father had been at the game so I managed to get a lift back home with him. The ride home capped a great day."

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2nd Division

Overall Home Away
# P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A Pts
1 Sheffield United 6 4 1 1 14 5 3 0 1 11 4 1 1 0 3 1 9
2 Aston Villa 6 4 1 1 9 4 2 0 0 4 0 2 1 1 5 4 9
3 Huddersfield Town 6 4 1 1 15 8 3 1 0 9 4 1 0 1 6 4 9
4 Cardiff City 6 4 1 1 13 8 3 0 0 9 4 1 1 1 4 4 9
5 Middlesbrough 6 3 2 1 18 6 2 2 0 11 3 1 0 1 7 3 8
6 Charlton Athletic 5 3 2 0 15 8 2 1 0 8 5 1 1 0 7 3 8
7 Bristol Rovers 5 2 3 0 8 6 1 2 0 5 4 1 1 0 3 2 7
8 Stoke City 6 3 1 2 10 10 3 0 0 7 3 0 1 2 3 7 7
9 Sunderland 6 3 1 2 6 8 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 5 8 7
10 Leyton Orient 5 2 2 1 10 7 2 0 0 6 2 0 2 1 4 5 6
11 Liverpool 6 3 0 3 14 11 3 0 0 11 5 0 0 3 3 6 6
12 Brighton & Hove Albion 5 2 1 2 7 7 2 0 1 7 5 0 1 1 0 2 5
13 Rotherham United 6 1 3 2 9 10 0 2 1 5 6 1 1 1 4 4 5
14 Plymouth Argyle 6 2 1 3 9 12 2 1 0 6 1 0 0 3 3 11 5
15 Ipswich Town 6 2 0 4 11 13 2 0 1 8 5 0 0 3 3 8 4
16 Portsmouth 6 1 2 3 7 9 0 1 2 4 6 1 1 1 3 3 4
17 Swansea City 6 2 0 4 9 13 2 0 1 5 4 0 0 3 4 9 4
18 Lincoln City 6 2 0 4 6 9 1 0 2 3 3 1 0 2 3 6 4
19 Scunthorpe United 6 1 2 3 4 10 1 1 0 3 1 0 1 3 1 9 4
20 Bristol City 6 1 1 4 10 16 1 0 1 3 3 0 1 3 7 13 3
21 Derby County 6 1 1 4 7 15 0 1 2 3 10 1 0 2 4 5 3
22 Hull City 6 1 0 5 6 22 1 0 2 3 7 0 0 3 3 15 2
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