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    Bottom-of-the-table Birmingham City, at home to Liverpool, the league champions on Saturday (15 September) drew 1-1, and are still without a win this season.

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    Bottom-of-the-table Birmingham City, at home to Liverpool, the league champions on Saturday (15 September) drew 1-1, and are still without a win this season.

    A strangely disjointed Liverpool gave the injury-hit Birmingham side a chance to win the match without great difficulty. Birmingham took the lead in the 66th minute when Bob Latchford was put through by a long header from Kenny Burns out of defence. He made no mistake with his shot.

    Birmingham looked as though they had the match sewn up, especially since the Liverpool forwards, and Boersma in particular, were guilty of many misses near goal. But with just three minutes to go substitute Brian Hall drove a fine shot from 20 yards, after Keegan had set u the chance by beating three men.

    Both Birmingham and Liverpool gambled by playing inexperienced teenagers, but neither Jimmy Cal???arwood in the Birmingham midfield or Liverpool striker Derek Brownbill had particularly memorable games.

    Liverpool can consider themselves lucky to have taken a point from this game, while Birmingham find themselves still firmly at the bottom of the First Division with only two points from seven games.

    SYNOPSIS: The Liverpool keeper takes a goalkick in the second half of the match against bottom of the table Birmingham, playing left to right, at Birmingham, on Saturday. It led to a Birmingham attack which gave Hatton a chance to score.

    But on this occasion Hatton's shot was wide and the score remained at O-O.

    Birmingham; who have been beset by injury problems, soaked up a lot of pressure but on the hour Bob Latchford was put clear after Liverpool defender Tommy Smith had helped on a header from Birmingham's Kenny Burns. Latchford made no mistake with his shot.

    It looked like Birmingham were heading for their first win of the season, especially when Liverpool kept missing fairly simple chances.

    In this case good work by Keegan was squandered by Phil Boersma.

    And it was the same combination that again missed an even easier chance. English international Kevin Keegan, after a brilliant dribble, gave Boersma the simplest of chances which the Liverpool forward failed to utilize. At this stage Liverpool looked like they were never going to score.

    But Liverpool's manager Bill Shankly decided to use substitute Brian Hall, and it was he who saved the game for the league champions. Again, it was Keegan who laid the groundwork for the goal. His run down the right put Brian Hall in a scoring position, and Hall made no mistake with a thundering 20 yard shot. So Liverpool had drawn level - and that was how the game ended.

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