Coventry City v Liverpool 0-2 (League Cup: December 20, 1977)


December 20, 1977
Key note: “Liverpool called on the vast experience which years of campaigning at the top, and particularly in Europe, have given them to pull off a smoothly efficient 2-0 League Cup replay win at Coventry City last night. It gave them a highly attractive quarterfinal clash at Wrexham on January 17 – only the third time in their history they have reached this stage. The prospects of making a spectacular splash in the competition for the first time could hardly be brighter. So a day which began with such weather problems that the game was in danger of not being played, ended with a highly satisfying performance which left officials and players believing it could be a turning point to the season. Yet, in mid-afternoon, the Football League was discussing an alternative date for the game because the fog had become a real hazard. Fortunately, it cleared in the three hours before kick-off and both Liverpool and Coventry were delighted that the game was not delayed.” (Liverpool Echo: December 21, 1977; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited

Match: League Cup, Fourth Round, replay, at Highfield Road, kick-off: 19:30.
Coventry City – Liverpool 0-2 (0-1).
Attendance: 36,105.
Referee: Mr. C. Thomas
Coventry City: Jim Blyth, Graham Oakey, Bobby McDonald, Terry Yorath, Brian Roberts, Mick Coop, Ray Graydon, Ian Wallace, Mick Ferguson, Barry Powell, Tommy Hutchison.
Substitute: John Beck (not used).
Liverpool: Ray Clemence, Phil Neal, Emlyn Hughes, Phil Thompson, Ray Kennedy, Alan Hansen, Kenny Dalglish, David Fairclough, Steve Heighway, Terry McDermott, Jimmy Case.
Substitute: Ian Callaghan (not used).
Booking: Case.
The goals: 0-1 Case (6 min., assist: Dalglish), 0-2 Dalglish (78 min., assist: Heighway).

** Emlyn Hughes played his  match No. 600 for Liverpool.

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