Coventry City v Liverpool 2-3 (League match: March 3, 1970)


March 3, 1970
Key note: “Young or old – if they’re Anfield bred they are thoroughbred. That was the message that flashed from Coventry last night as Liverpool kept up their unbeaten record at Highfield Road with a 3-2 win. The margin of victory, however, was far greater tan the one goal difference in the scores indicates. At half-time the scores were level 1-1. Had Liverpool been leading by at least two goals at that stage, even the most ardent Coventry fan could not have complained. And if by the end the score had been similar to the 5-1 thrashing Liverpool handed out at Burnley on Boxing Day it would not have been too far from a reflection of the game. Without a League win since January 10 and with only two goals – both in one Cup tie – in their last six games, Liverpool’s morale was at a low ebb at the start last night.” (Liverpool Echo: March 4, 1970)

Match: Football League, First Division, at Highfield Road, kick-off: 19:30.
Coventry City – Liverpool 2-3 (1-1).
Attendance: 29,497.
Referee: Mr. Jim Finney (Hereford); linesmen: Messrs. D.B. Mahoney and A.L. Hart.
Coventry City: Bill Glazier, Mick Coop, Chris Cattlin, Ernie Hunt, Roy Barry, Jeff Blockley, Ernie Hannigan, Willie Carr, Neil Martin, John O’Rourke, Brian Hill.
Liverpool: Ray Clemence, Chris Lawler, Geoff Strong, Tommy Smith, Ron Yeats, Ron Yeats, Emlyn Hughes, Ian Callaghan, Doug Livermore, Alun Evans, Alec Lindsay, Bobby Graham.
The goals: 1-0 Hunt (31 min.), 1-1 Hughes (38 min., assist: Lindsay), 1-2 Evans (66 min., assist: Graham), 1-3 Evans (72 min., assist: Livermore), 2-3 O’Rourke (78 min.).

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