20 May: Winning the Cup Final at the second attempt


Arsenal 2 Sheffield W 1 (FA Cup final replay). 

This was the third and final game against Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley, and the 17th and last cup match of the Cup Double Season as Arsenal became the first-ever team to win the League Cup and FA Cup in the same season.

When Linighan scored, Jonathan Pearce commentating, pronounced, “The boy from Hartlepool is in the big pool of London football, and he’s become the biggest fish of them all.”  Which was fairly typical of the commentator even if not particularly illuminating.

Ian Wright scored to make it 10 FA Cup goals, and five League Cup goals, in total,  An all-time cup scoring record.


Dixon, Adams, Linighan, Winterburn

Davis Jensen Merson

Campbell Smith Wright

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