December 10, 1977
Key note: “Liverpool turned Carrow Road, Norwich, into a miniature Anfield on Saturday, yet lost 2-1. Why? There is no rational explanation. In a totally one-sided game they attacked Norwich more than they had done Hamburg in mid-week. They scored six against the Germans, only one against the out-classed Norwich team, and the whole unbelievable trend of this incredible game left officials and players feeling they had been involved in some nightmare; that it all hadn’t really happened. It puzzled manager Bob Paisley as much as anyone. ‘I’ve never seen such a one-sided match in my 38 years with Liverpool,’ he said.” (Liverpool Echo: December 12, 1977)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Carrow Road, kick-off: 15:00.
Norwich City – Liverpool 2-1 (1-0).
Referee: Mr. D.W. Smith.
Norwich City (4-3-3): Kevin Keelan, Kevin Bond, David Jones, Tony Powell, Colin Sullivan, John Ryan, Martin Peters, Graham Paddon, Colin Suggett, Roger Gibbins, Jimmy Neighbour.
Substitute: Kevin Reeves (not used).
Bookings: Sullivan, Bond.
Liverpool (4-3-3): Ray Clemence, Tommy Smith, Phil Thompson, Emlyn Hughes, Phil Neal, Jimmy Case, Terry McDermott, Ray Kennedy, Steve Heighway, Kenny Dalglish, David Fairclough.
Substitute: David Johnson for Smith after 40 min.
Bookings: Case, McDermott, Kennedy.
The goals: 1-0 Suggett (16 min.), 2-0 Peters (70 min.), 2-1 Thompson (83 min.).