City hope to hold onto fourth place, gained after a 1-1 draw at Stoke on Tuesday, but face Liverpool at Eastlands, a team that City don’t hold a good record against.
The likely outcome of Sunday’s match is a draw, considering seven of the twelve Premiership meetings between the two have ended that way. Of the other games, the blues have won two while Liverpool have taken maximum points on three occasions.
Of the 59 games played in the old first division, City won 22 but the Reds have won 26 and scored ten more goals in the process, 98 to City’s 88. The first time City met Liverpool at home was at Hyde Road in 1863. It was the first game ever played between the two and the first of only two games played outside the top flight.
Liverpool won that game 1-0 and the following season they played out a 1-1 draw at Hyde Road in front of 30,000 people. Overall, from 73 league games played, City have won 24 to Liverpool’s 30.
Outside the league, the teams have met 21 times but City’s record is slightly better. From those 21 games, City notched up seven wins to Liverpool’s eight. Liverpool won twice at Maine Road in the FA Cup (4-0 and 1-0) while City have a solitary victory from four games, a 2-0 4th round replay win in February 1973.
City v Liverpool Home Record
|First Division (Old)||59||22||11||26||88||98|
|Second Division (Old)||2||0||1||1||1||2|
|First Division (New)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Second Division (New)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Interesting Yet Useless Match Facts
City’s biggest home win over Liverpool was 6-0 in 1935, while the heaviest came five years later when Liverpool won 7-3 at Maine Road.
The biggest attendance against Liverpool at Maine Road was for an FA Cup 5th road match was 70,640. The game ended 0-0
The teams first met in 1863 but City had to wait until 1903 to record their first home in. The game ended 3-2.
Liverpool are unbeaten in four at Eastlands.
Some former Liverpool and City players you might remember
Steve McMahon, Steve McManaman, Peter Beardsley, Nicolas Anelka, Robbie Fowler. Albert Reira
And some you might have forgotten about
Paul Stewart, Nigel Clough, Mark Seagraves, Paul Walsh, David James
Match Stats Courtesy of www.MCFCStats.com
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