Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool 3-1 (League match: May 5, 1951)


May 5, 1951
Key note: “Playing with the assurance of champions, Spurs showed themselves worthy to be ranked with soccer’s great; by playing classic football. Some of the slick inter-passing moves between Burgess, Medley and Baily were carried out at such speed and with such precision that the Liverpool defenders were bewildered. Yet Liverpool did not give an inch. By grand defensive work hey not only kept Spurs out in the first half, but through Stubbins and Done, kept Ditchburn more than normally busy.” (The People: May 6, 1951)

Match: Football League, First Division, at White Hart Lane, kick-off: 15:15.
Tottenham Hotspur – Liverpool 3-1 (0-0).
Attendance: 49,072.
Referee: Mr. S.E. Law.
Tottenham Hotspur (2-3-5): Ted Ditchburn, Alf Ramsey, Arthur Willis, Bill Nicholson, Harry Clarke, Ron Burgess, Sonny Walters, Peter Murphy, Len Duquemin, Eddie Baily, Les Medley.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Charles Ashcroft, Ray Lambert, Eddie Spicer, Phil Taylor, Laurie Hughes, Bob Paisley, Jimmy Payne, Bill Jones, Albert Stubbins, Cyril Done, Ken Brierley.
The goals: 1-0 Walters (57 min.), 2-0 Murphy (62 min.), 3-0 Murphy (70 min.), 3-1 Stubbins (85 min.).

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