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Wolves v Liverpool, 2nd March 1968

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Extended highlights of the First Division fixture between Wolves and Liverpool at Molineux on 2nd March 1968. Wolves, under the guidance of manager Ronnie Allen, had gained promotion to the First Division the previous season but had struggled upon their return. By the time Liverpool arrived at Molineux on 2nd March 1968, Wolves hadn't registered a win in eight matches and were a worrying 18th in the league. For the match against Liverpool, before a Molineux attendance of 33,207, full-back Derek Parkin was making his home debut and would subsequently set the record for the most all-time appearances in a 14 year career for Wolves. In addition to Parkin, manager Ronnie Allen had further set the foundations of the successful Wolves side of the early 1970s through the previous signings of Mike Bailey, Frank Munro and Derek Dougan. Another astute Allen signing, midfielder Kenny Hibbitt, was signed the following season. Liverpool, who finished 3rd in Division One at the conclusion of the 1967-68 season, included in their team future Wolves captain Emlyn Hughes while Wolves, who ultimately finished a lowly 17th position in the First Division, had in their side the mercurial talent of Peter Knowles. Some eighteen months later, following a match against Nottingham Forest at Molineux on 6th September 1969 and with full England cap beckoning, Knowles sensationally quit football at the age of just 23 to become a Jehovah's Witness. Originally broadcast by BBC Match of the Day with commentary provided by Kenneth Wolstenholme.