Gunning Down The Years: 27th March

It’s a funny old game, isn’t it? Yesterday was the anniversary of an FA Cup Semi-Final replay that followed a 2-2 draw in which the Arsenal trailed by 2 goals at half-time. Today, we recount another FA Cup Semi-Final…in which the Gunners were 2 behind at the break but fought back to force a replay. Honestly, what is it with Arsenal’s predilection for only asserting themselves after going a goal or 2 down? Masochists, we are. That’s the only explanation.
The year is 1971. It’s exactly a decade since that lot up the Seven Sisters won the League & Cup Double – the first team to do so since the 19th century. Until the Fairs Cup triumph in 1970, the Arsenal had to do a lot of suffering in those 10 years, as the other North London club retained...

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