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54 years ago today City were 4-0 victors over Liverpool at Anfield

54 years ago today, the Bluebirds ran out 4-0- victors at Anfield as they beat Bill Shankly’s Liverpool in his first game in charge – It is the last ever league meeting between the two sides.

Apt then that the City travel to Merseyside this weekend to take on the Reds on their home turf once again, with the Bluebirds looking to emulate their phenomenal achievements of 54-years ago at Anfield.

That day, Liverpool’s Bill Shankly had just been appointed as manager as he started on his road to become a Reds hero for life with 15-years of success in charge at Anfield. He joined from Huddersfield Town and this was his first game in charge, though he just holding a watching brief.

Cardiff City won 4-0 in front of a 27,791 crowd at Liverpool’s famous Anfield home, goals from Derek Tapscott (2), Jonny Watkins and Joe Bonson sending City on their way to a famous victory.

It was a nightmare afternoon for Liverpool full-back Ronnie Moran, later to join their coaching-staff. Our skilful ex-Arsenal winger Brian Walsh tormented him throughout the match, and Walsh never had a finer game for us.

This article is accompanied by cuttings of that evening’s Football Echo with Mervyn Thomas’ report guiding the readers through every fine detail of the Bluebirds’ victory.

Here’s how the league table looked following the Bluebirds’ victory as they sat handsomely in third place in league’s second tier.

Here are a few of the fans views printed, understandably enjoying a famous victory for the Bluebirds.