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Liverpool 2 Manchester United 0

A boxing day clash was won by the Reds thanks to goals from Hansen and David Johnson. Kenny Dalglish and Phil Thompson were both passed fit before the game and played their part in te win.

Alan Hansen has since said the goal was the best he had ever scored but due to a tv strike no cameras were in the ground to record it for him. Hansen finished off a fine move with a one two between himself and Ray Kennedy.

David Johnson doubled the lead five minutes from time when Gary Bailey made a howler and let the ball squirm in to the goal. Bailey very nearly scored in the game when a long clearance forward bounced over Clemence but thankfully hit the top of the bar and went over.


Liverpool Clemence, Neal, A.Kennedy, Thompson, R.Kennedy, Hansen, Dalglish, Case, Johnson, McDermott, Souness
Unused Subs Fairclough
Goal(s) Hansen (15), Johnson (85)
Shirt Worn Home-Red
Manager Bob Paisley

Manchester United Bailey, Nicholl, Buchan, McQueen, Houston, Coppell, McIlroy, Wilkins, Thomas (Grimes), Macari, Jordan
Manager Dave Sexton

Referee K Walmsley    
Att 51073
Venue Anfield
Kick Off Wednesday - 15:00
Date 26/12/1979 
Goal Sequence (Liverpool first) 1-0, 2-0
Competition League  

Match Programme



Match number 29 of the season

Domestic Match number 27 of the season

League Match number 21 of the season

League Match number 3013 of all time (excludes war time and Lancashire League)

Top Flight League Match number 2585 of all time (includes original Division 1 and Premiership)

Match number 3484 of all time (excludes war time matches and Friendly/Testimonials)

Match number 106 against Manchester United

Home Match number 51 against Manchester United

League Match number 93 against Manchester United

League Home Match number 47 against Manchester United

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