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GUNNERS YEARS: 250 million watch our demise at Anfield

PUBLISHED: 12:11 12 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:47 07 September 2010

This week in 1988: A global TV audience of 250 million – a new record for a domestic fixture – tuned into see champions-elect Liverpool dismantle a young Arsenal 2-0 at Anfield thanks to goals from John Aldridge and Peter Beardsley. Kenny Dalglish s side

This week in 1988:

A global TV audience of 250 million - a new record for a domestic fixture - tuned into see champions-elect Liverpool dismantle a young Arsenal 2-0 at Anfield thanks to goals from John Aldridge and Peter Beardsley. Kenny Dalglish's side sparkled from the first minute to the last as the visitors - who had dominated the opening 15 minutes before fading fast - struggled without the experience of David OLeary, who was injured.

A shell-shocked George Graham - who saw Niall Quinn hit a post late on - said: Liverpool have got world class players who can turn a game in five minutes." It proves a reality check for the Gunners, who had led the table for much of the first half of the season.


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