Liverpool v Manchester City 1982/83

liverpool away 1982 to 83 prog


League Division 1  

27th December 1982

Attendance 44,664

Cross(40), Caton(89)
Liverpool Dalglish(16, 21 & 87), Rush(64), Neal(19)

ref Peter Willis

City Corrigan, Ranson, McDonald, Power, Bond, Caton, Tueart, Reeves, Cross, Hartford, Bodak – sub May(unused)

Liverpool Grobbelaar, Neal, Lawrenson, Kennedy, Whelan, Sounness, Dalglish, Lee, Rush, Hodgson Hansen – sub McDermott(unused)

liverpool away 1982 to 83 Dalgliesh goal

liverpool away 1982 to 83 action

On this day, the rampant Reds were a class apart, Kenny Dalglish especially. He served warning in the opening exchanges of what was to come, driving in a powerful shot that was parried away by Joe Corrigan.
…After 16 minutes Dalglish found his target. David Hodgson and Ronnie Whelan set him up; from just outside the area he swerved the ball with the outside of his right boot high into the corner of the net. A wonderful goal. 
As City sought to re-group, they were breached again. Phil Neal made a diagonal run from the right and let fly with a 30-yard rocket that crashed into the net off a post.

liverpool away 1982 to 83 corrigan

Dalglish was rampant and Dennis Tueart was forced to bring him down just outside the area, merely delaying the inevitable, The Scot got·up and beat Corrigan with a powerful low shot from the resulting free kick.
This being the season of goodwill and present giving, Liverpool handed one to City when skipper Graeme Souness played a square ball into the path of Dayid Cross, who chipped Grobbelaar from the edge of the area.
Dalglish was responsible for the Reds restoring their three-goal lead in the second half, winning the ball in midfield and setting Rush free on goal. He wes never going to miss and 4-1 it was.
Dalglish completed his hat-trick three minutes from time with a low right-foot shot from close range. ln the closing seconds a Peter Bodak volley pulled one back for the visitors.
A deflated Joe Corrigen could not hide his admiration for the Reds afterwards, saying: “They are a very difficult side to play against. I don’t think anyone can catch them ln the championshlp race.


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