Boxing Day 1963 results: When Liverpool scored six, Manchester United conceded six, Fulham netted 10, and Tottenham had an eight-goal thriller


Boxing Day 1963 results: When Liverpool scored six, Manchester United conceded six, Fulham netted 10, and Tottenham had an eight-goal thriller

talkSPORT’s commentators would have lost the power of speech if they were in the commentary box 50 years ago today.

There were an incredible 66 goals scored in the English top flight on 26 December, 1963, with players helping themselves in the penalty box.

Tottenham Hotspur and West Brom battle at White Hart Lane two days after a 4-4 draw at the Hawthorns in 1963.

Maybe all the goalkeepers enjoyed their Christmas too much?

Former Tottenham centre forward Terry Dyson, who played in his side’s 4-4 draw with West Bromwich Albion remarked: “It was a bizarre afternoon of football, without a doubt.”

There is unlikely to be anything quite like Boxing Day 1963, with Fulham recording their biggest league triumph to date and Ipswich their worst defeat. Even in the Second Division, Man City pumped Scunthorpe 8-1.

But what were the scores on that incredible day? Find out below…