The 1989–90 season was the 98th season in Liverpool F.C. Back in the league, Wimbledon were beaten 2–1 at Plough Lane before Southampton dealt the Reds a 4–1 hammering at The Dell. 's existence, and their 28th consecutive year in the top flight. Carlo Ancelotti says Everton will get a true measure of their improvement when the surprise Premier League leaders face champions Liverpool on Saturday.... more » 16.10.2020 15:28 The misery was to continue four days later, as Arsenal ended Liverpool's League Cup campaign with a 1–0 win at Highbury. [3], Football League 100th Championship Challenge,, May 1989 sports events in the United Kingdom, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 25 May 2020, at 14:22. Everton again equalised five minutes later when McCall scored his second, chesting and volleying past Bruce Grobbelaar and into the corner of the net, becoming the first substitute to score twice in a final. Aldridge, who was leaving to join Real Sociedad, came off the bench to convert a penalty, and threw his boots and kit into the Kop at the end of the game. Graeme Sharp restored Everton's lead after the break, before Parker sent the game into extra-time with an equaliser. 28 July 1989 – Maidstone United prepare for their first Football League season with a £10,000 move for 19–year–old Leytonstone defender Warren Barton. First up in October were Wigan in the so-called "away" leg (played at Anfield because Wigan's pitch was unplayable) of the League Cup second round. [3], November was a miserable month for Liverpool. Chelsea and Arsenal were still giving the two Merseyside clubs a serious run for their money, while a surprise challenge was also starting to mount from Southampton, Norwich and Aston Villa. Arsenal were now the only other team looking like a serious threat to the Reds, and, although Everton's recent revival had seen them climb to fifth place, it was now almost certainly too late for them to pip Liverpool to the league title. The autumn of 1989 saw the departure of striker John Aldridge to Spain. Stuart McCall made FA Cup history when he became the first substitute to score 2 goals in an FA Cup final. The challenge from Millwall and Coventry, however, appeared to have ended as both clubs were now some way down the table. Their FA Cup action (a fourth round clash with Norwich ending in a 3–1 replay win at Anfield after a goalless draw in the first game at Carrow Road) meant that there would be just two more league games that month – the first a 2–2 home draw with Luton, the second a 2–0 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Liverpool striker Ian Rush had now scored four goals in FA Cup finals (both two-goal hauls against Everton) and was one of 11 players (five for Liverpool) to have featured in both of the all-Merseyside FA Cup finals. 26 July 1989 – Norman Whiteside moves from Manchester United to Everton for £750,000. The league campaign began with a 3–1 win over Manchester City, followed by away draws against Luton Town and Aston Villa. Liverpool gained some small revenge with a 1–0 win, thanks to a Peter Beardsley goal. A 1–1 home draw with Villa followed, before a superb 5–2 win over fellow title contenders Chelsea on 16 December. [4], December was a better month for Liverpool, who began it with an impressive 4–1 win at Manchester City (now managed by former Everton boss Howard Kendall). The challenge from Everton was now looking well and truly over, as Colin Harvey's men were now 10th in the league and 13 points adrift of Liverpool, though with a game in hand. Chapman scored his second, three minutes from time, to win the trophy for Forest. This article covers the period from 1 July 1989 to 30 June 1990. [9][10], The Reds proved themselves as worthy champions by winning both of their final two games: a slender 1–0 home win over Derby followed by a 6–1 hammering of Coventry at Highfield Road on the final day of the season. The league campaign resumed with a 1–0 win over Tottenham Hotspur, which saw Liverpool reclaim their lead of the First Division from Everton, who seemed to be re-emerging as a top club after two slightly less successful seasons under the management of Colin Harvey, since Howard Kendall's departure. Eight different players scored in this game, which was also notable as John Aldridge's last game for the club. The 1989–90 season was the 98th season in Liverpool F.C. Injury-plagued defender Jim Beglin was transferred to Leeds United just before the start of the season, with the defence being bolstered by the arrival of Swedish star Glenn Hysén. competed in the Football League First Division. Liverpool won 3–2 after extra time, with goals from John Aldridge and two from Ian Rush. [8], April was a very mixed month for Liverpool. They did finish the season nine points ahead of runners-up Aston Villa in the league, but had faced a stiff challenge from Villa for much of the season and earlier in the season from neighbouring Everton. This was followed by a tour of Scandinavia which saw wins against Malmö FF and Halmstads BK and draws with Vasalunds IF and HJK Helsinki. Then came an FA Cup third round clash with Swansea City at Vetch Field. The match was a Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton, played at Wembley Stadium, London, on 20 May 1989. As FA Cup holders, Liverpool entered the Charity Shield, facing league champions Arsenal, in a rematch of the last game of the previous season when Arsenal had won the title at Anfield in dramatic circumstances. competed in the Football League First Division.. Everton finished eighth in the table with 54 points after a disappointing season in the league, where they failed to mount a title challenge. However, Liverpool blew Swansea to pieces in the replay at Anfield three days later by winning 8–0. Had the ban on English clubs in European competitions been lifted and Liverpool had won the league, Everton would have been able to compete in the Cup Winners' Cup. 's existence, and their 28th consecutive year in the top flight. McCall's goal was the last kick of the 90 minutes and the match went into extra time. Everton's Record in 1989-90 1988-89 Click here for Appearances and Goals, the Final League Table and Cup Final Details 1990-91 >> Click on the Opposition Team Name to See Line-Ups, etc Stuart McCall scored both Everton goals.