Match details

Liverpool 2 - 0 Manchester United

Game date: Tuesday 15 August 1972 at 19:30 Stadium: Anfield
Competition: 1st Division Attendance: 54,779
Half - time score: 2 - 0 Referee: James V
Manager: Bill Shankly Opposition manager: Frank O'Farrell
   

Opposition lineup

Alex Stepney, Tommy O'Neil, Tony Dunne, Tony Young, Steve James, Martin Buchan, Willie Morgan, Brian Kidd, Bobby Charlton, George Best, Ian Storey-Moore

Opposition substitutions

Brian Kidd out for Sammy McIlroy 77'

Notes

- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 25.38
- Average age of the Manchester United starting lineup: 26.03
- Liverpool league position after match: 2
- Manchester United league position after match: 20
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
- Ian Callaghan breaks Billy Liddell's appearance record for Liverpool when he plays his 535th game

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Related files

Poster of Chris Lawler - Goal magazine
Match programme
Press report from Adrian Killen's scrapbook
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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 Arsenal 2 2 0 0 6 2 1 0 0 5 2 1 0 0 1 0 4
2 Liverpool 2 2 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
3 Southampton 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
4 Norwich City 2 1 1 0 3 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 3
5 West Ham United 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
6 Stoke City 2 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
7 Tottenham Hotspur 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
8 Birmingham City 2 1 0 1 4 4 1 0 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 2
9 Newcastle United 2 1 0 1 4 4 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 2 3 2
10 Ipswich Town 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 2 1 2
11 Derby County 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 2
12 Sheffield United 2 1 0 1 2 3 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 2
13 Leeds United 2 1 0 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 4 2
14 Chelsea 1 1 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
15 Everton 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1
16 Crystal Palace 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1
17 West Bromwich Albion 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
18 Wolves 2 0 0 2 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 7 0
19 Coventry City 2 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0
20 Manchester United 2 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 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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