Sunderland Win At Anfield, Liverpool Miss Chance To Draw
September 9 1969
Liverpool 3 ( St John 6, Thompson 45, St John 79)
Sunderland 4 (Harris 17, Tueart 33, 47, Hughes 55)
In an incredible spectacle of association football table topping Sunderland went to Anfield and won. It wasn’t easy though as Liverpool got close to a draw, with a last minute shot going wide. Sunderland conceded three goals in this game, as many as they did in the first 8 games of the season.
St John driving forward.
St John swerves to the right.
and easily bypasses the Sunderland defence.
ST John makes it 1-0 to Liverpool.
Sunderland get into gear.
Sunderland start to warm up.
Tueart to Palmer.
Right to Hughes.
Hughes chips it to Harris.
Harris equalises for Sunderland.
Sunderland continue to push forward.
Tueart makes space and is about to put Sunderland 2-1 in front.
Mere moments to go till the end of the first half.
…to St John. He looks up…
…and places it into a gap in the Sunderland defence.
Thompson lays claim to the spinning ball.
And Liverpool equalise just on half time.
Just after half time Palmer hits the by line and crosses into the box.
Sunderland hits the lead again as Tueart is about to score.
Sunderland hit four to makes sure?
McGiven looking to go forward.
McGiven switches the play to Baker.
Baker switches it again to the other side of the pitch. Hughes receives it…
Hughes makes sure of number four. Liverpool can’t surely win now?
Liverpool don’t give up.
Liverpool head forward to get back into the game.
St John about to pass the second defender.
St John stretches the Sunderland defence and looks up…
…and makes it 3-4. Can Liverpool do it?
One minute to go. St John with his back to goal.
St John twists one way…
Bypasses two defenders and shoots…
…the ball just whistles past the post. Sunderland win!
Liverpool: Lawrence, Lawler, Strong, Smith, Yeats, Hughes, Callaghan, Hunt, Graham, St John, Thompson.
Sunderland: Montgomery, Harvey, Ashurst, Todd, Pitt, McGiven, Harris, Tueart, Baker, Palmer (Kerr), Hughes.