On the second Saturday (23 August) of the English soccer season Liverpool staged an amazing second half comeback to keep their 63-years unbeaten home record against fellow first division side Tottenham.
GV Liverpool break down Spurs attack
GV Koegan makes chance for Toshak
GV Hughes scores and Liverpool attacks (2 shots)
GV Jones scores
GV Osgood handling and Keegan scores (2 shots)
GV Spurs goal disallowed and Case scores for Liverpool scores.(3 shots)
GV Jennings saves header as crowd cheers. Liverpool scores. (3 shots)
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This film is serviced with an English commentary by BBC reporter David Davis. A transcript appears overleaf.
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Background: On the second Saturday (23 August) of the English soccer season Liverpool staged an amazing second half comeback to keep their 63-years unbeaten home record against fellow first division side Tottenham.
Roared on by the famous crowd at the Kop end of the ground, Liverpool were soon making chances but an unlucky own goal against the run of play by England captain Emlyn Hughes put Spurs in front.
The London side completely silenced the Kop when Chris Jones scored from a breakaway. The goal seemed certain to end over a half century of Liverpool dominance but after half time Liverpool struck back. First, Osgood handled and Keezan converted the penalty. Then Jimmy Case in his first game for Liverpool scored an opportunist goal.
Steeve Highway found winner and poor Tottenham who had a goal disallowed in the second half to add to their misery, finished the losers at Anfield once more despite being two goals up at the interval.
SYNOPSIS: Tottenham in white came to Angield having never won here in sixty-three years. For thirty minutes today too they were generally under pressure. Kevin Keegan provided many telling passes.
John Toshack was unlucky. But then out of the blue came a goal at the other end, an own goal by Emlyn Hughes or so the film suggest. John Duncan, the Spurs forward takes the credit though. Liverpool surged back onto the attack again inspired by Keegan and Steve Heighway almost scored. But as the 45,0000 crowd including the famous Kop sensed an equaliser there was another shock in store for them yet. A breakaway goal from Chris Hones and the end of that 63 year run without a Spurs win seemed in sight.
Agter the interval Liverpool certainly needed some luck to get back in the game. A penalty given away ??? and Kevin Keegan rarely misses gifts.
And as ever at Anfield Liverpool pressures seemed to be telling. But Spurs were always dangerous going forward and they had a goal disallowed for off-side. Liverpool weren't to be denied though a goal from number eleven Jimmy Case in only his second full game for Liverpool.
All the action now was in the Tottenham goal. Pat Jennings saved brilliantly from John Toshack but the corner that followed proved the decisive. Steve Heighway the scorer and Liverpool had won a match that looked well and truly lost at half time. The doubts about their defence remain though. For Tottenham the Anfield jinx goes on - Liverpool three, Tottenham two.