Match details

Liverpool 2 - 0 Manchester City

Game date: Saturday 12 August 1972 at 15:00 Stadium: Anfield
Competition: 1st Division Attendance: 55,383
Half - time score: 1 - 0 Referee: Kew GC
Manager: Bill Shankly Opposition manager: Malcolm Allison
   

Opposition lineup

Joe Corrigan, Tony Book, William Donachie, Mike Doyle, Tommy Booth, Colin Bell, Mike Summerbee, Franny Lee, Wyn Davies, Rodney Marsh, Tony Towers

Opposition red cards

Wyn Davies 42'

Notes

- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 25.37
- Average age of the Manchester City starting lineup: 26.72
- Liverpool league position after match: 6
- Manchester City league position after match: 22
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
- Larry Lloyd and Manchester City's Wyn Davies were sent off for fighting in the first half. Shankly wasn't happy with the sending-off as it was clearly Davies who was the culprit by simply headbutting Lloyd. Liverpool became the first team to fight a three-match ban over a player before the newly-formed independent disciplinary tribunal and won!

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