Joy for Liverpool, despair for QPR

Liverpool Division One Champions 1975-76

This was a dramatic evening at Molineux as, with QPR sitting proudly on top of the Division One table,  Liverpool needed one point from their final game of the season to become Champions for the first time under Bob Paisley. The Anfield outfit won with goals by Kevin Keegan, John Toshack and Ray Kennedy after Wolves had taken a half-time lead through Steve Kindon, condemning them to relegation in the process.

Stan Bowles and Gerry Francis

QPR players Gerry Francis and Stan Bowles watched a private screening of the match at the BBC Television Centre. Bowles apparently went for a walk in the fresh air after twenty minutes and did not reappear while Francis left near to tears when Liverpool equalised. Renowned gambler Bowles later revealed he had stood to win £6,000 (a huge sum in 1976) if Rangers had won the title, having backed them at 16/1 at the start of the season to do so.

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