Match details

Liverpool 5 - 0 Sheffield United

Game date: Saturday 23 September 1972 at 15:00 Stadium: Anfield
Competition: 1st Division Attendance: 42,940
Half - time score: 3 - 0 Referee: Johnson WB
Manager: Bill Shankly Opposition manager: John Harris
   

Opposition lineup

Tom McAlister, Steve Goulding, Ted Hemsley, John Flynn, Eddie Colquhoun, Trevor Hockey, Billy Dearden, Len Badger, Alan Warboys, Tony Currie, Alan Ogden

Opposition substitutions

Alan Ogden out for David Ford 46'

Notes

- Tommy Smith missed a penalty on 53'
- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 25.47
- Average age of the Sheffield United starting lineup: 24.49
- Liverpool league position after match: 1
- Sheffield United league position after match: 10
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
- Smith's kick went to United goalkeeper Tom McAllister's right but wide of the post. It was the second miss in successive matches by Smith, who had also failed from the spot against Carlisle in the League Cup earlier in the week.

Related files

Match programme
Field day for Liverpool!
Shankly's strollers hit the spot!
Press report from Adrian Killen's scrapbook
No one can hold the irrepressible Keegan!
Luckless Sheffield rocked by Anfield goal blast
The tale of two penalties

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