THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

17 May ~ Arsenal and Manchester United meet today battling for third place in the Premier League, while the Gunners will still hope to end the season with a trophy, with the FA Cup final coming up at the end of May. These two teams competed in what is widely regarded as one of the best Cup finals ever, though until the 85th minute it was unremarkable. Brian Talbot and Frank Stapleton had given Arsenal a 2-0 first-half lead and United didn’t get back into the game until Gordon McQueen scored with four minutes remaining. Two minutes later and Dave Sexton’s team were level courtesy of Sammy McIlroy. It was left to Alan Sunderland to steal in at the back post a minute later and win Arsenal’s fifth Cup.

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