No. 32 – Beating Spurs 7-0
A win is a win although some are better and more important than others. At number 32 in The TIA countdown is Liverpool‘s biggest top flight victory for over half a century. The 1978/79 season brought a game that if not talked about is still sung about down at Anfield. On September 2, 1978 Tottenham Hotspur visited Anfield in what would become one of Liverpool‘s Greatest performances in the League.
Tottenham with Osvaldo and Ricardo Villa fresh from their World Cup triumph found themselves looking on as the Liverpool players simply outplayed and outclassed them….The goals began to flow just after the 10th minute when Dalglish fired a shot past keeper Barry Daines. The second came in the 22nd minute, Case’s shot was diverted into the net again by Dalglish.Â Ray Kennedy grabbed the third when he headed in a Terry McDermott cross. Four minutes after the half time interval, a rebounded shot from Dalglish was met by David Johnson who made it an incredible 4-0….
Ten minutes later Johnson would score his second before Phil Neal made it six with a penalty after Steve Heighway had been brough down in the area. With thirteen minutes remaining on the clock, Liverpool still pressed forward and Anfield would witness one of the best goals ever scored on the Anfield turf. Dalglish found Johnson on the right, who passed the ball out to the left wing to where Steve Heighway had found space and delivered a wonderful cross straight to the head to Terry McDermott, who sent a thunderous header past Baines and into the net.
A truly amazing goal for a truly amazing game!
Liverpools Team : Ray Clemence, Phil Neal, Alan Kennedy, Phil Thompson, Ray Kennedy, Emlyn Hughes, Kenny Dalglish, Jimmy Case, Steve Heighway, Terry McDermott, Graeme Souness.
Liverpools Goals :
Kenny Dalglish (8) (20)
Ray Kennedy (28)
David Johnson (48) (58)
Phil Neal (64 pen)
Terry McDermott (76)