No games from Rounds 1 or 2 were shown. After a 2–2 draw at Southampton in the next game, came a six-match winning run which put the Reds 17 points ahead of their nearest challengers Nottingham Forest by 23 January 1988. Occasional highlights of replays would be shown on either the BBC or ITV.
The fifth set of games were played over the weekend 20–21 February 1988, with replays on 23–24 February. The quarter-final had seen them triumph 4–0 over Manchester City at Maine Road, and in the semi-finals two John Aldridge goals had given them a 2–1 win over Nottingham Forest to reach the final, where they would take on Wimbledon. The next league action came two weeks later at the end of August, when Steve Nicol scored twice and John Aldridge and Peter Beardsley scored the other goals in a 4–1 win at FA Cup holders Coventry City. The wait for the league title was prolonged by a dramatic clash with Manchester United at Anfield on 4 April.  Liverpool were second in the table, but had two games in hand over surprise leaders Queen's Park Rangers, who had a three-point lead. Nottingham Forest Results Fixtures 1987/1988 Date Competition Match Att/KO View; Sat … After a Steve McMahon goal had put them 3–1 up in the 46th minute, a late surge by United saw the game end 3–3, but Liverpool were still 11 points ahead of Alex Ferguson's men, and had seven games left to play whereas United only had five.
Following Aldridge to Anfield from Oxford was winger Ray Houghton. The 1987–88 Football League season was Birmingham City Football Club's 85th in the Football League and their 35th in the Second Division. They entered the 1987–88 FA Cup in the third round proper and lost in the fifth round to Nottingham Forest, and were beaten by Mansfield Town over two legs in the first round of the League Cup and by Derby Countyin t… They would be one of three clubs other than Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool to win the trophy in the following 20 years (the others being Everton and Tottenham Hotspur) before Portsmouth's victory in the 2008 final. The 1987–88 FA Cup was the 107th season of the world's oldest knockout football competition, The Football Association Challenge Cup, or FA Cup for short. After a 2–2 draw at Southampton in the next game, came a six-match winning run which put the Reds 17 points ahead of their nearest challengers Nottingham Forest by 23 January 1988.. The tournament started in August 1987 with non-league teams competing in a qualifying competition. The sixth round of FA Cup games were played over the weekend 12–13 March 1988. The 1987–88 FA Cup was the 107th season of the world's oldest knockout football competition, The Football Association Challenge Cup, or FA Cup for short. In Rush's place was John Aldridge, signed halfway through the previous season from Oxford United, complemented up front by £1.9 million national record signing Peter Beardsley. Round: 09/01/1988: A: Halifax Town: 4:0 4.  A goalless draw at Norwich City on 20 April effectively confirmed Liverpool as champions; they only needed heavy defeats from their final four games and United four comprehensive victories from theirs for the title to slip out of Liverpool's grasp. 6 July 1987 – Nottingham Forest's Dutch midfielder Johnny Metgod signs for Tottenham Hotspur in a £250,000 deal. They finished in 19th position in the division, expanded for this season to 23 teams as part of a restructuring process, and again avoided relegation only by two points. footballsite - The results of Nottingham Forest in the 1988/89 season when they finished 3rd in Division 1 of the Football League, won the League Cup and were beaten FA Cup semi-finalists.
 Three days later, Liverpool confirmed their 17th title triumph with a Peter Beardsley goal giving them a 1–0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield. 1987/88 non-issues It is not known if a programme was issued for the following game: (1) Saudi Arabia XI v Nottingham Forest (Friendly), 23/11/87. Luton Town's fine season in the cup competitions culminated in a semi-final clash with Wimbledon at White Hart Lane. Top scorer John Aldridge found the net twice in a 2-1 win. A Peter Beardsley goal won the replay 1–0 at Anfield, and the next round saw the Reds cruise to a 2–0 win at Aston Villa. The competition was won by Wimbledon F.C. Filling Rush's boots was John Aldridge, who had actually joined the club halfway through the previous season when Rush was still at Anfield. With the exception of a 5–1 win at Sheffield Wednesday in the penultimate game of the season, in which Craig Johnston scored his final two goals for Liverpool, their remaining league games of the season all ended in 1–1 draws and they finished the season with just two league defeats from 40 games and a nine-point lead over runners-up Manchester United. Three successive draws followed, which saw Arsenal edge ahead of the Reds to the top of the table.. The second round of games were played over 5–6 December 1987, with replays being played at various dates afterwards (no replay was played on the same night as another). The competition was won by Wimbledon F.C. Their opponents, managed by Bobby Gould and containing the likes of bullish striker John Fashanu and hard tackling midfielder Vinnie Jones, were in only their second season as a First Division club and their 11th as Football League members. All English teams excluded from European competition as a result of, LFC History.net – Games for the 1987–88 season, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=1987–88_Liverpool_F.C._season&oldid=972557198, English football championship-winning seasons, Short description with empty Wikidata description, Articles with unsourced statements from October 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 12 August 2020, at 18:03. Template:ImportTemplate:Images needed The Nottingham Forest FC Squad, 1987-88 represented Nottingham Forest F.C. , https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=1987–88_FA_Cup&oldid=974770686, 1987–88 domestic association football cups, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 24 August 2020, at 22:37. Teams from the First and Second Divisions entered at the third round.
Lewis Grabban's late leveller salvaged a 2-2 draw for Championship promotion chasers … Alongside him was Peter Beardsley, the England forward signed from Newcastle United over the summer for a national record fee of £1.9 million. Squad Steve Sutton, Stuart Pearce, Neil Webb, Franz Carr, Brian Rice, Colin Foster, Des Walker, Tommy Gaynor, Terry Wilson, Paul Wilkinson, Gary Fleming, Brett Williams, Mark Crossley, Gary Charles, Lee Glover , Aldridge reached the 10-goal point in the league on 6 December with a penalty in the 2–1 home win over Chelsea. 's Crazy Gang who defeated league champions Liverpool through a headed goal by Lawrie Sanchez, thus denying Liverpool the double. The squad had altered significantly from the previous season, with star striker Ian Rush now at Juventus and player-manager Kenny Dalglish concentrating largely on the manager's job, though he was still registered as a player.
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