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Charity Shield, Saturday 11th August 1979, Wembley, 15:00pm

Liverpool FC 3-1 Arsenal

Referee: George Courtney   H-T: 1-0   Att: 92,000

Match Report

The 1979 FA Charity Shield was a football match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Wembley on 11 August 1979.

Liverpool, managed by Bob Paisley had won the 1978–79 Football League, and Arsenal managed by Terry Neill had won the 1979 FA Cup Final to qualify for the season opener which was played the week before the new league season kicked off.

Liverpool opened the scoring in the 38th minute with a low drive from Terry McDermott from 25-yards past Pat Jennings. Kenny Dalglish then added a second in the 63rd minute before McDermott added his second two minutes later. Alan Sunderland got a consolation for Arsenal.


Team Line-Up's
Liverpool
Arsenal
R Clemence P Jennings
P Neal P Rice
A Kennedy S Nelson
P Thompson B Talbot
R Kennedy D O'Leary
A Hansen Walford
K Dalglish L Brady
J Case A Sunderland
C Johnson F Stapleton
T McDermott Price
G Souness G Rix
Substitutes
Substitutes
S Heighway W Young
S Lee J Hollins
A Cohen  
D Fairclough  
S Ogrizovic  
Substitutions
  W Young for S Nelson
  J Hollins for D Price
Goals
Terry McDermott 38' Alan Sunderland 67'
Kenny Dalglish 63'
Terry McDermott 65'
Yellow Cards
   
Red Cards
Referee
George Courtney
Attendance
92,000