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League Cup Final of the Day: Luton Town vs Arsenal, 1988

The 1980s were a busy decade for Luton Town. Promoted into the First Division in 1982, the club had installed an artificial playing surface, banned away supporters and stabilised as a top flight club, and in 1988 they added some silverware to their list of achievements by surprisingly lifting the League Cup after a thrilling final at Wembley against the favourites, Arsenal. They had beaten Wigan Athletic, Coventry City, Ipswich Town, Bradford City and Oxford United to get that far in the first place. Arsenal, meanwhile, were just showing signings of emerging from the shadows after a the best...

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Video of the Day: Aston Villa vs Watford (& Others), February 1983

The Fifth Round of the FA Cup starts today, and as of yet there haven’t been many surprises in what has felt like a somewhat underwhelming competition, so far this season. Perhaps today will throw up an interesting result or two. Still, one disappointing season does not a useless competition make, and for our little blast from the past we’re going all the way back to 1983 for a complete edition of London Weekend Television’s The Big Match from the same stage of the competition, with matches between Aston Villa and Watford, Everton and Spurs, and Middlesbrough and Arsenal....

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Video of the Day: 1.FC Magdeburg vs Arsenal, November 1979

Arsenal take on Barcelona in the Champions League next week, but their adventures in Europe haven’t always been so glamorous. When Alan Sunderland scored his last minute winner for them against Manchester United in the 1979 FA Cup final, part of the reward for winning was a place in the European Cup Winners Cup, a run that would end up with a penalty shoot-out against Valencia in Brussels the following May. The First Round of the competition saw Arsenal comfortably through against Fenerbahce and on to a two-legged tie against 1. FC Magdeburg. Magdeburg were the holders of the...

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Superly Duperly Sunday, Part One: Arsenal 2-1 Leicester City

“Welbz”, apparently, “is dat guy”, then. It had been ten months since Danny Welbeck last kicked a football in anger, but this afternoon at The Emirates Stadium stabbed home a winning goal for Arsenal against Leicester City which suggests that recent talk of Arsenal being out of the title race was as predictably overstated as anybody who so much as attempts to look at football in a rational sense would have been able to tell you. The celebrations around the ground could not have been much more vociferous had Arsenal won the title today, but they remain two points...

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