Carlisle United v Liverpool 0-2 (FA Cup: January 29, 1974)


January 29, 1974
Key note: “Bill Shankly delivered some blistering home truths to his too-casual players during the half-time interval at Carlisle yesterday. His pep-talk – or perhaps it should be called his call to battle – had an explosive effect. I reckon it was this behind-the-scenes drama which was directly responsible for Liverpool winning their fourth round FA Cup replay by 2-0. It was a comfortable victory in the end but it never looked likely during a first half which Carlisle commanded with calm, intelligent football. Liverpool’s reply to this was so poor that it looked as if Carlisle had only to continue to play with the same smooth threat and they would break through for a shock victory.” (Liverpool Echo: January 30, 1974)

Match: FA Cup, Fourth round, replay, at Brunton Park, kick off: 14:00.
Carlisle United – Liverpool 0-2 (0-0).
Attendance: 21,262.
Referee: Mr. J.K. Taylor.
Carlisle United: Alan Ross, Peter Carr, John Gorman, Les O’Neill, Bill Green, Chris Balderstone, Dennis Martin, Ray Train, Bob Owen, Frank Clarke, Joe Laidlaw.
Substitute: Brian Tiler for Train after 67 min.
Liverpool: Ray Clemence, Tommy Smith, Alec Lindsay, Phil Thompson, Larry Lloyd, Emlyn Hughes, Kevin Keegan, Brian Hall, Phil Boersma, John Toshack, Ian Callaghan.
Substitute: Peter Cormack (not used).
Booking: Smith.
The goals: 0-1 Boersma (49 min., assist: Keegan), 0-2 Toshack (82 min., assist: Hall).

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