December 15, 1979
Key note: “A Kenny Dalglish ‘special’ highlighted Liverpool’s dominating exhibition against the First Division newcomers, Crystal Palace, at Anfield this afternoon. Liverpool controlled the game under difficult, windy conditions from start to finish. Considering the heavy rain during the week, the pitch was in great condition, although a strong blustery wind was obviously going to make things tricky.” (Liverpool Echo: December 15, 1979)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:00.
Liverpool – Crystal Palace 3-0 (1-0).
Referee: Mr. M.G. Peck; linesmen: Messrs. P. Hargreaves and P.H. Waters.
Liverpool: Ray Clemence, Phil Neal, Phil Thompson (C), Alan Hansen, Alan Kennedy, Jimmy Case, Graeme Souness, Terry McDermott, Ray Kennedy, Kenny Dalglish, David Johnson.
Substitute: Steve Heighway (not used).
Crystal Palace: John Burridge, Paul Hinshelwood, Kenny Sansom, Peter Nicholas, Jim Cannon (C), Billy Gilbert, Jerry Murphy, Gerry Francis, Ian Walsh, Dave Swindlehurst, Vince Hilaire.
Substitute: Terry Fenwick (not used).
The goals: 1-0 Case (44 min., assist: Johnson), 2-0 Dalglish (48 min.), 3-0 McDermott (67 min., assist: R. Kennedy).