Match details

Manchester City 2 - 2 Liverpool

Game date: Monday 26 April 1971 at 19:30 Stadium: Maine Road
Competition: 1st Division Attendance: 17,975
Half - time score: 1 - 2
Manager: Bill Shankly Opposition manager: Joe Mercer
   

Opposition lineup

Ronald Healey, Tony Towers, William Donachie, George Heslop, Tommy Booth, Howard White, Francis Carrodus, Jeff Johnson, Ian Bowyer, Arthur Mann, Stephen Carter

Opposition goals

Ian Ross scored an own goal on 32'
Stephen Carter 80' pen

Opposition substitutions

Tommy Booth out for Ian Mellor

Notes

- 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
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
- 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."

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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 41 26 10 5 70 30 15 2 3 38 12 11 8 2 32 18 62
2 Arsenal 40 27 7 6 69 29 17 3 0 40 6 10 4 6 29 23 61
3 Chelsea 41 18 14 9 52 42 12 6 3 34 21 6 8 6 18 21 50
4 Liverpool 41 16 17 8 41 24 10 10 0 29 10 6 7 8 12 14 49
5 Wolves 40 21 7 12 63 54 12 2 5 32 22 9 5 7 31 32 49
6 Tottenham Hotspur 38 17 13 8 51 31 11 4 4 32 17 6 9 4 19 14 47
7 Southampton 39 16 12 11 49 41 11 5 3 28 13 5 7 8 21 28 44
8 Manchester City 40 12 17 11 44 37 7 9 3 27 17 5 8 8 17 20 41
9 Manchester United 40 15 10 15 60 62 9 6 6 29 24 6 4 9 31 38 40
10 Derby County 40 15 9 16 54 54 8 5 7 30 26 7 4 9 24 28 39
11 Newcastle United 40 13 13 14 41 44 8 9 3 24 16 5 4 11 17 28 39
12 Coventry City 40 15 9 16 35 38 11 3 5 22 12 4 6 11 13 26 39
13 Everton 41 12 13 16 54 58 10 7 4 32 16 2 6 12 22 42 37
14 Stoke City 39 12 12 15 44 46 10 7 3 28 10 2 5 12 16 36 36
15 West Bromwich Albion 40 10 15 15 58 70 9 8 4 34 25 1 7 11 24 45 35
16 Nottingham Forest 40 14 7 19 42 59 9 3 8 29 26 5 4 11 13 33 35
17 Huddersfield Town 40 10 13 17 38 48 7 8 6 19 16 3 5 11 19 32 33
18 Crystal Palace 40 11 11 18 37 51 8 5 7 22 24 3 6 11 15 27 33
19 Ipswich Town 40 12 8 20 42 48 9 3 8 28 22 3 5 12 14 26 32
20 West Ham United 40 9 14 17 45 58 6 8 6 28 29 3 6 11 17 29 32
21 Burnley 41 7 13 21 29 62 4 8 9 20 31 3 5 12 9 31 27
22 Blackpool 41 4 14 23 33 65 3 8 9 21 30 1 6 14 12 35 22
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