Sunderland Win At Anfield, Liverpool Miss Chance To Draw

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September 9 1969

Division One

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.

FIRST HALF

St John driving forward.

St John driving forward.

St John swerves to the right.

St John swerves to the right.

and easily bypasses the Sunderland defence.

and easily bypasses the Sunderland defence.

ST John makes it 1-0 to Liverpool.

ST John makes it 1-0 to Liverpool.

Sunderland get into gear.

Sunderland start to warm up.

Sunderland start to warm up.

Tueart to Palmer.

Tueart to Palmer.

Right to Hughes.

Right to Hughes.

Hughes chips it to Harris.

Hughes chips it to Harris.

Harris equalises for Sunderland.

Harris equalises for Sunderland.

Sunderland continue to push forward.

Tueart makes space and is about to put Sunderland 2-1 in front.

Tueart makes space and is about to put Sunderland 2-1 in front.

Mere moments to go till the end of the first half.

Smith...

Smith…

...to Callaghan...

…to Callaghan…

...to St John. He looks up...

…to St John. He looks up…

...and places it into a gap in the Sunderland defence.

…and places it into a gap in the Sunderland defence.

Thompson lays claim to the spinning ball.

Thompson lays claim to the spinning ball.

And Liverpool equalise just on half time. 2-2!

And Liverpool equalise just on half time.
2-2!

SECOND HALF

Just after half time Palmer hits the by line and crosses into the box.

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 hits the lead again as Tueart is about to score.

Sunderland hit four to makes sure?

McGiven looking forward.

McGiven looking to go forward.

McGiven switches the play to Baker.

McGiven switches the play to Baker.

Baker switches it again to the other side of the pitch. Hughes receives it...

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?

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.

Liverpool head forward to get back into the game.

St John about to pass the second defender.

St John about to pass the second defender.

St John stretches the Sunderland defence and looks up...

St John stretches the Sunderland defence and looks up…

...and makes it 3-4. Can Liverpool do it?

…and makes it 3-4. Can Liverpool do it?

One minute to go. St John with his back to goal.

One minute to go. St John with his back to goal.

St John twists one way...

St John twists one way…

Bypasses two defenders and shoots...

Bypasses two defenders and shoots…

...the ball just whistles past the post. Sunderland win!

…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.

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