Manchester United v Liverpool, 18 March 1990

Score2-1 to Liverpool
RefereeGeorge Courtney
CompetitionLeague Division One
VenueOld Trafford
Attendance46,629

1 Manchester United

Manager: Alex Ferguson

2 Liverpool

Manager: Kenny Dalglish

Goals:

Ronnie Whelan own goal 82 OG

Goals:

John Barnes 15 G
John Barnes penalty 55 P

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Jim Leighton
Defender Viv Anderson
Defender/Centre back Steve Bruce
Defender/Centre back Gary Pallister
Defender/Midfielder Clayton Blackmore
Left back Lee A Martin
Midfielder Paul Ince
Midfielder Brian McClair
Midfielder Mike Phelan
Forward Mark Hughes
Forward Danny Wallace

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar
Defender Alan Hansen
Defender Steve Staunton
Defender Barry Venison
Central defender Glenn Hysen
Midfielder Ray Houghton
Midfielder Steve McMahon
Midfielder Ronnie Whelan
Forward John Barnes
Forward Peter Beardsley
Forward Ian Rush

Substitutions:

Mike Duxbury for Viv Anderson 56
Russell Beardsmore for Danny Wallace 56

Substitutions:

On the bench:

Defender/Midfielder Mike Duxbury
Midfielder Russell Beardsmore

On the bench:

Defender David Burrows
Defender/Centre back Gary Gillespie

Comments:

League position: 16th

Comments:

League position: 2nd In what many consider to be one of the most comical own goals in the history of England's top division, under no pressure, Ronnie Whelan chipped a backpass from 30 yards over Bruce Grobbelaar and into the net.