Competition: First Division.
Referee: G.W. Hill (
their own in the first half, with Peter Lorimer and
Joe Jordan going close, but their hard work was undone when Peter Cormack scored for Liverpool two minutes after half-time.
remained in the balance until the eighty-fifth minute when Kevin Keegan beat
David Harvey from close-range, and Don Revie was left
to pay tribute to Bill Shankly's team.
"Naturally we would have liked to win the championship," said Revie. "But, next to ourselves, I think
United were lacking several big-named stars: Jack Charlton, Mick Jones, Terry Cooper, Johnny Giles
and Eddie Gray. Roy Ellam filled in at Centre-half, Joe Jordan at Centre-forward,
Trevor Cherry at Left-back and Terry Yorath in Midfield. And, as always, there was the ever-reliable Paul Madeley
Ray Clemence was in goal Chris Lawler was partnered by Phil Thompson as full-backs
The Half-Back line was Tommy Smith, Larry Lloyd and Emlyn Hughes
The Forward line was Kevin Keegan, Peter Cormack, Brian Hall,
Steve Heighway and Ian Callaghan