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October 2021

8 May: Arsenal win the double for the first time

3 May 1971: Beat Tottenham 0-1 at WHL to win the league 1971

8 May 1971  Arsenal won the Double for the first time, beating Liverpool in the FA Cup.

Arsenal won the FA Cup in extra time, after going 1-0 down to Liverpool in the first period of extra time.  The first goal was scored by Eddie Kelly, and the second by Charlie George, which was followed by just about the most famous celebration of all time.

Here is Arsenal’s run

Round Date (1971) Venue Opposition Score Scorers Crowd
3 January 6 Away Yeovil 3-0 Radford 2 Kennedy 4374
4 January 23 Away Portsmouth 1-1 Storey 36,659
4 replay February 1 Home Portsmouth 3-2 George, Sampson, Storey 47,865
5 February 17 Away Manchester City 2-1 George 2 45,105
6 March 8 Away Leicester C 0-0 42,000
6 Replay March 15 Home Leicester C 1-0 George 57,443
Semi final March 27 Hillsborough Stoke City 2-2 Storey 2 53,436
Semi-final Replay March 31 Villa Park Stoke City 2-0 Graham Kennedy 62,500
Final May 8 Wembley Liverpool 2-1 Kelly, George 100,000

Other 8 May Events

8 May 1910: George Male was born in West Ham

8 May 1923: Jimmy Brain transferred

8 May 1934 Charlie Jones left Arsenal to become Notts County manager

8 May 1942: Terry Neil born

8 May 1963: George Eastham made his international debut

8 May 1969: John Roberts league debut

8 May 1971  Arsenal won the Double for the first time, beating Liverpool in the FA Cup, having secured the League at White Hart Lane    And….

8 May 1985: Pat Jennings farewell game

8 May 2002  Arsenal won the League in Manchester by beating Manchester United.  We win the league and the FA Cup

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