Twenty years ago to this very date, something very special happened. In what was mission impossible, Arsenal managed to do the impossible and win 2-0 away at Anfield to win the league. Prior to the game, Arsenal trailed Liverpool by 3 points and goal difference on top of that. Coming into the match, we were on 73 points and a goal difference of +35, whilst Liverpool were 3 points ahead on 76 points and a goal difference of +39 - but having scored more throughout the season, it meant one thing:
We needed to win and to win by a two goal margin.
Picture it, having taken the lead in the second half thanks to an Alan Smith header, we’d just entered stoppage time. With what was the last attack of the game, Michael Thomas burst through from midfield running through via a Alan Smith flick on, the ball bounced and Thomas nicked it over the keeper to make it 2-0 in the last few seconds of the game.
The title was ours!
Competition Time #2
Even though we already have one competition running until the end of the month, to commemorate the grand occasion, the World of Arsenal have teamed up with Masters Football make this memory even more special.
Yes, courtesy of our friends at Masters Football, we have FIVE pairs of tickets to give away for the Screwfix London Masters Cup at Wembley Arena on Saturday 20th June 2009.
Ray Parlour will be captaining a side consisting of Arsenal legends such as Michael Thomas, Nigel Winterburn, Anders Limpar, Stefan Schwarz, David Hillier, Steve Morrow, Vince Bartram and Jimmy Carter as the Gunners look to take the title off holders West Ham. It’s going to be an awesome event and I simply can’t wait!
The big question is…
Who was in goal for Arsenal for the epic match between Liverpool and Arsenal all those years ago?
a) David Seaman
b) John Lukic
c) Bob Wilson
d) Pat Jennings
Send your answers to competition [at] worldofarsenal [dot] co [dot] uk - of course, replacing the [at]’s and [dot]’s with the correct symbols with the subject, “Masters Football” – the competition closes on Sunday the 7th June and the winners will be announced on Monday 8th June!
Tune In Tonight!
That game happened 20 years ago to this very date – tonight our Under 18′s travel to Anfield to take on their youth counterparts in the FA Youth Cup final second leg – we’re 4-1 from the first leg so it’s a completely different game. Tonight’s game is live on Setanta Sports 1, so if you can, tune in and see the boys in action.]]>