February 1, 1975
Key note: “Like bacon and eggs, Alan Ball and Liverpool seem to go together and the ex-Everton midfield general is happy to admit: ‘I just enjoy playing against the Reds.’ Not only playing, but scoring goals as well, it seems. Last November he netted twice against Liverpool in Arsenal’s 3-1 win at Anfield and he scored both goals in Arsenal’s 2-0 win at Highbury on Saturday. ‘The goals are just a bonus,’ he said.” (Liverpool Echo: February 3, 1975)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Highbury, kick-off: 15:00.
Arsenal – Liverpool 2-0 (1-0).
Referee: Mr. H. Davey.
Arsenal: Jimmy Rimmer, Pat Rice, Bob McNab, John Matthews, Terry Mancini, Peter Simpson, George Armstrong, Alan Ball, Liam Brady, Brian Kidd, Peter Storey.
Substitution: Trevor Ross for Ball after 63 min.
Liverpool (4-4-2): Ray Clemence, Phil Neal, Phil Thompson, Emlyn Hughes, Alec Lindsay, Peter Cormack, Brian Hall, Ian Callaghan, Steve Heighway, Kevin Keegan, John Toshack.
Substitute: Phil Boersma (not used).
The goals: 1-0 Ball (29 min.), 2-0 Ball (60 min.).
Alan Ball (football card).