• Short Summary

    LIVERPOOL COMFORTABLY BEAT CHELSEA 2-1 AT LIVERPOOL TODAY (SATURDAY) TO WIN THE ENGLISH FIRST DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP.

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    LIVERPOOL COMFORTABLY BEAT CHELSEA 2-1 AT LIVERPOOL TODAY (SATURDAY) TO WIN THE ENGLISH FIRST DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP. AN OVERFLOW CROWD OF 55,000 SAW LIVERPOOL'S TRIUMPH. THEY ALSO WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1964.

    LIVERPOOL HAVE NOW WON THE TITLE SEVEN TIMES TO EQUAL THE RECORD HELD BY ARSENAL. THEY MET ONLY FEEBLE RESISTANCE FROM A CHELSEA SIDE JADED BY A HEAVY SEASON. IN THE FIRST HALF CHELSEA SELDOM TOOK THE BALL INTO LIVERPOOL'S PENALTY AREA AND HAD A MERE THREE SHOTS AT GOAL.

    ALL GATES HAD TO BE CLOSED A HALF HOUR BEFORE THE MATCH WITH A CAPACITY CROWD JAMMED INTO THE GROUND.

    LIVERPOOL SWIFTLY LAUNCHED A SERIES OF ATTACKS BUT CHOSE THE LONG ROAD TO GOAL, ENABLING CHELSEA DEFENDERS TO COVER UP. EVEN WHEN THE PATTERN OF LIVERPOOL'S MOVES BECAME NEATER THEY STILL FINISHED THEIR ATTACKS POORLY.

    AFTER A SCORELESS FIRST HALF, LIVERPOOL FINALLY TOOK THE LEAD IN THE 48TH MINUTE. LIVERPOOL FULL BACK BYRNE DASHED ALONG THE WING AND SLIPPED THE BALL TO INSIDE FORWARD ROGER HUNT. HUNT'S PASS STRUCK CHELSEA GOALKEEPER DUNN'S BACK AND CURLED INTO HIS OWN GOAL. CHELSEA MADE A RARE FORAY FORWARD FOR THE EQUALISING GOAL IN THE 62ND MINUTE. INSIDE RIGHT BOBBY TAMBLING SENT THE BALL TO BERT MURRAY WHO MADE A SPLENDID SOLO RUN AND BEAT LIVERPOOL GOALKEEPER LAWRENCE FROM A NARROW ANGLE.

    LIVERPOOL NEEDED ONLY ONE POINT FROM THE MATCH TO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP. HUNT MADE SURE OF THEIR TWO POINTS WHEN HE SCORED LIVERPOOL'S SECOND GOAL IN THE 69TH MINUTE.

    THOUSANDS OF EXCITED LIVERPOOL SUPPORTERS EXPLODED WITH DELIGHT WHEN THE FINAL WHISTLE WENT. LIVERPOOL MADE A VICTORY LAP OF THE FIELD WITH THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE CUP. THEY HOPE TO FINISH THE SEASON WITH ANOTHER TRIUMPH BY BEATING BORUSSIA IN THE FINAL OF THE EUROPEAN CUP WINNERS CUP IN GLASGOW ON THURSDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6NDJXVZB9BDMN9LUCXZPN1X5Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA6NDJXVZB9BDMN9LUCXZPN1X5Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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