Match details

Liverpool 5 - 0 Newcastle United

Game date: Saturday 18 March 1972 at 15:00 Stadium: Anfield
Competition: 1st Division Attendance: 43,899
Half - time score: 3 - 0 Referee: Johnson WB
Manager: Bill Shankly Opposition manager: Joe Harvey
   

Opposition lineup

Iam McFaul, David Craig, Frank Clark, Thomas Gibb, Pat Howard, Bobby Moncur, Stewart Barrowclough, Tony Green, Malcolm MacDonald, Jim Smith, Terry Hibbitt

Opposition substitutions

Jim Smith out for John Tudor

Notes

- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 24.97
- Average age of the Newcastle United starting lineup: 25.56
- Liverpool league position after match: 4
- Newcastle United league position after match: 11
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
- Liverpool's big win didn't exactly reflect the game. Liverpool Echo reported: "Clemence twisted, arched and defied gravity to keep out goals that Newcastle deserved.
- Liverpool's second goal scored by Kevin Keegan was so described by Liverpool Echo: "With the litheness of a contortionist he twisted one way and another several times, with the ball bobbing between his feet, while Bobby Moncur hopped from one foot to another like someone jumping into the bath when the water is too hot, until he was knotted as adeptly as if a boy scout had roped him up."

Related files

Merseyside's Mighty Mouse
Press reports from Adrian Killen's scrapbook
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 Manchester City 34 20 9 5 66 36 14 3 1 42 12 6 6 4 24 24 49
2 Derby County 32 18 8 6 56 29 12 4 0 36 9 6 4 6 20 20 44
3 Leeds United 31 18 7 6 52 22 13 4 0 40 8 5 3 6 12 14 43
4 Liverpool 33 17 8 8 49 27 13 3 1 39 14 4 5 7 10 13 42
5 Wolves 33 15 10 8 55 45 9 7 0 32 16 6 3 8 23 29 40
6 Tottenham Hotspur 32 14 10 8 48 33 12 3 2 35 10 2 7 6 13 23 38
7 Manchester United 32 15 8 9 54 45 10 2 4 28 18 5 6 5 26 27 38
8 Arsenal 31 16 5 10 44 31 10 1 3 25 9 6 4 7 19 22 37
9 Sheffield United 32 14 9 9 54 47 8 7 2 36 21 6 2 7 18 26 37
10 Chelsea 31 12 10 9 40 32 8 6 2 29 15 4 4 7 11 17 34
11 Newcastle United 33 12 8 13 40 44 8 4 4 25 15 4 4 9 15 29 32
12 West Ham United 33 10 9 14 38 38 8 5 4 26 15 2 4 10 12 23 29
13 Ipswich Town 33 7 15 11 30 44 5 7 5 14 15 2 8 6 16 29 29
14 Stoke City 30 9 10 11 33 38 6 6 3 23 17 3 4 8 10 21 28
15 Everton 34 8 12 14 31 40 8 5 4 25 14 0 7 10 6 26 28
16 Leicester City 32 9 9 14 32 40 6 4 6 14 11 3 5 8 18 29 27
17 West Bromwich Albion 33 10 7 16 32 44 5 4 7 16 20 5 3 9 16 24 27
18 Coventry City 31 6 13 12 31 49 5 8 2 16 14 1 5 10 15 35 25
19 Southampton 32 9 5 18 42 69 6 3 6 26 24 3 2 12 16 45 23
20 Crystal Palace 32 7 9 16 31 51 3 5 7 19 24 4 4 9 12 27 23
21 Huddersfield Town 32 6 8 18 23 46 4 4 7 10 16 2 4 11 13 30 20
22 Nottingham Forest 34 5 7 22 37 68 4 3 10 19 26 1 4 12 18 42 17
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