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May 4 1976: Liverpool Win The League At Wolves

By on 4 May 2014 | comments 0

FLASHBACK to May 4 1976: Liverpool win the League with a win at Wolves. Liverpool needed a win or low-scoring draw to pip QPR to the title.

They did it, winning 3-1. The defeat meant Wolves were relegated.

In this photo, we see the dressing room. No selfies back then:

Liverpool celebrate winning the League Championship after their 3-1 victory: (clockwise from top l) Tommy Smith, Ian Callaghan, Steve Heighway, Phil Thompson, Jimmy Case, Kevin Keegan, Emlyn Hughes, Phil Neal, David Fairclough, Ray Kennedy, Ray Clemence

 

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Wolves: Pierce, Sunderland, Parkin, Daley, Palmer, Bailey, Carr, Hibbitt, Kindon, Richards, Kelly (Gould).

Liverpool: Clemence, Smith, Neal, Thompson, Kennedy, Hughes, Keegan, Case (Fairclough), Heighway, Toshack, Callaghan.

 

Liverpool's Jimmy Case (l) tries an overhead kick, watched by Wolverhampton Wanderers' Willie Carr (r)

Liverpool’s Jimmy Case (l) tries an overhead kick, watched by Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Willie Carr (r)

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Steve Kindon (second l) fires in the opening goal, with Liverpool's (l-r) Phil Neal, Phil Thompson and Emlyn Hughes unable to stop him

Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Steve Kindon (second l) fires in the opening goal, with Liverpool’s (l-r) Phil Neal, Phil Thompson and Emlyn Hughes unable to stop him

Liverpool's John Toshack (l) fires the ball past Wolverhampton Wanderers' Derek Parkin (c) to score his team's second goal in the 3-1 win

Liverpool’s John Toshack (l) fires the ball past Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Derek Parkin (c) to score his team’s second goal in the 3-1 win

Kevin Keagan celebrates a goal

Kevin Keagan celebrates a goal

 

Because when your team has won the title, running on the pitch feels fantastic.

 

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Look out for the pitch invasions. No fences. No aggro. Just passion.