Match details

1st Division

Maine Road | Mon 26 Apr 1971 at 19:30

Manchester City 2 - 2 Liverpool

Goals (Assists in brackets)

Opposition goals

Opposition substitutions


  • - Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 24.14
  • - Average age of the Manchester City starting lineup: 20.65
  • - Liverpool league position after match: 4
  • - Manchester City league position after match: 8
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  • - Liverpool were fined £7,500 for fielding a weakened team in this First Division match. Bill Shankly's justification for his team-selection was that the match at Maine Road came only two days after a League match at Nottingham Forest AND only two days before the crucial second leg of a Fairs Cup semi-final at Elland Road, Leeds.
    - Ian Ross scored an own goal as reported by the Echo: "Mellor rose at the far post to nod down a left wing centre and Ross, trying to head the ball for a corner, turned it into his own net."

Other details

Manager: Bill Shankly
Opposition manager: Joe Mercer
Referee: Partridge P
Attendance: 17,975
Half-time score: 1 - 2
Game number: 2982
League game number: 2655

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