April 15, 1970
Key note: “Chris Lawler, the full back who makes scoring goals more of a habit than many forwards, struck again last night with one of his most telling goals. For it was a goal to cap a fine display by Lawler, Liverpool’s second highest scorer this season, that kicked Sunderland back into the Second Division for yet another spell. Twelve years ago Sunderland lost their proud boast that they were the only club never to have been relegated from the First Division. On that occasion it took them six years to get back up and they cannot have much hope of making a speedy return this time either.” (Liverpool Echo: April 16, 1970)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Roker Park, kick-off: 19:30.
Sunderland – Liverpool 0-1 (0-0).
Referee: Mr. G.W. Hill.
Sunderland: Jim Montgomery, Cec Irwin, Martin Harvey, Colin Todd, Richie Pitt, Michael McGiven, Bobby Park, Bobby Kerr, Billy Hughes, Gordon Harris, Dennis Tueart.
Substitute: Colin Symm (not used).
Liverpool: Ray Clemence, Chris Lawler, Ron Yeats, Tommy Smith, Larry Lloyd, Emlyn Hughes, Ian Callaghan, Doug Livermore, Alun Evans, Bobby Graham, Peter Thompson.
Substitute: Ian Ross (not used).
The goal: 0-1 Lawler (86 min.).