Blast From The Past: On This Day 1995 Nuddy Shocks The Kop

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Peter Ndlovu in the Sky Blue

On This Day (March 14th) in 1995 Anfield saw the best of the Sky Blues Zimbabwean star Peter Ndlovu.  The ‘Bulawayo Bullet’ fired his first ever hat-trick (and became the first visiting player to manage a treble at the home of Liverpool FC since 1962)!  The finals score was 3-2 in favour of the Sky Blues whose new manager, CCFPA member Ron Atkinson must have been really gratified in only his 6th game in charge after taking over from Phil Neal the previous month.

Nuddy struck in the 20th, 35th (from a penalty) and 85th minutes. In reply Jan Molby got his customary penalty against the Sky Blues in the 76th minute and Liverpool were saved from an even more embarrassing defeat by adding a last minute effort courtesy an unfortunate own goal from CCFC’s Brian Borrows (who became CCFC’s Player of The Year at the end of the season). The win was all the more creditable as the ‘Pool are Coca Cola Cup finalists, had only lost two games in the last twenty five and went on to finish 4th in the Premier League. The Sky Blues ended up in 16th, three points clear of the relegation teams.

Peter Ndlovu

Peter’s goals can be seen in all their glory, courtesy of the twitter feed of CCFPA’s Dean Nelson ( by clicking on the link below:-

The Sky Blues who did duty that day (CCFPA members underlined) were:-
Jonathan Gould, Nick Pickering, David Burrows, Kevin Richardson, Brian Borrows, David Rennie, Willie Boland, Paul Cook, Dion Dublin, Mike Marsh and Peter Ndlovu.
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