Match details

Liverpool 2 - 1 Stoke City

Game date: Saturday 21 October 1972 at 15:00 Stadium: Anfield
Competition: 1st Division Attendance: 45,604
Half - time score: 0 - 1 Referee: Kirkpatrick R
Manager: Bill Shankly Opposition manager: Tony Waddington
   

Opposition lineup

Gordon Banks, Jackie Marsh, Michael Pejic, Eric Skeels, Denis Smith, Alan Bloor, Peter Dobing, Jimmy Greenhoff, Geoff Hurst, John Mahoney, Terry Conroy

Opposition goals

Jimmy Greenhoff 34'

Opposition substitutions

Terry Conroy out for Jimmy Robertson 72'

Notes

- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 25.55
- Average age of the Stoke City starting lineup: 28.43
- Liverpool league position after match: 1
- Stoke City league position after match: 20
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
- This turned out to be Gordon Banks' last appearance in competitive football as the next day after this match he was returning home from the Victoria ground having received treatment as a consequence of the Liverpool game when he was involved in a traffic accident that resulted in him losing the sight in his right eye.

Related files

Match programme
Press report from Adrian Killlen's scrapbook
Mighty Liverpool roar on!
Callaghan the last gasp hero
Banks - not only the best, but the bravest
Cally makes his own fortune
The 13 steps to success
Keegan pays his tribute to great Emlyn

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 14 9 3 2 28 14 7 0 0 19 5 2 3 2 9 9 21
2 Arsenal 15 8 4 3 21 12 6 2 0 13 3 2 2 3 8 9 20
3 Chelsea 14 7 4 3 24 15 4 0 2 13 7 3 4 1 11 8 18
4 Leeds United 14 7 4 3 26 17 5 2 1 18 7 2 2 2 8 10 18
5 Everton 14 7 3 4 16 11 4 1 2 9 5 3 2 2 7 6 17
6 Norwich City 14 7 3 4 17 19 4 3 0 10 5 3 0 4 7 14 17
7 Wolves 14 6 4 4 26 23 5 1 0 17 8 1 3 4 9 15 16
8 Ipswich Town 14 6 4 4 19 16 3 2 2 10 7 3 2 2 9 9 16
9 Tottenham Hotspur 14 7 2 5 19 16 5 1 1 11 6 2 1 4 8 10 16
10 West Ham United 14 6 3 5 26 19 5 1 0 17 5 1 2 5 9 14 15
11 Newcastle United 14 7 1 6 23 21 5 1 2 14 10 2 0 4 9 11 15
12 Sheffield United 14 6 3 5 16 19 4 1 3 8 7 2 2 2 8 12 15
13 Southampton 14 3 6 5 11 13 2 3 1 7 5 1 3 4 4 8 12
14 West Bromwich Albion 14 4 4 6 13 17 3 3 2 8 8 1 1 4 5 9 12
15 Coventry City 14 4 4 6 12 17 2 2 3 8 12 2 2 3 4 5 12
16 Derby County 14 5 2 7 12 21 5 0 1 9 5 0 2 6 3 16 12
17 Manchester City 14 5 1 8 18 25 5 1 1 13 7 0 0 7 5 18 11
18 Birmingham City 15 3 4 8 18 25 3 3 1 14 10 0 1 7 4 15 10
19 Leicester City 14 3 4 7 15 21 2 3 3 8 9 1 1 4 7 12 10
20 Stoke City 14 3 3 8 22 26 3 3 0 14 6 0 0 8 8 20 9
21 Manchester United 14 2 5 7 11 17 2 3 2 6 4 0 2 5 5 13 9
22 Crystal Palace 14 2 5 7 10 19 2 2 4 6 10 0 3 3 4 9 9
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