Video – On this day 1971 Arsenal beat Liverpool to win the Double

Another great day in Arsenal’s history. Arsenal had already won the League at White Hart Lane the week before, and now we only had to beat the Mighty Reds at Wembley to claim an historic Double.

A tense affair kept the game goal-less through the whole 90 minutes, and then calamity struck as Steve Heighway put Liverpool in front in the first minute of extra time.

But Arsenal weren’t Champions for nothing and you can sit back and enjoy our brilliant comeback and Charlie George’s winner….


  1. Have you noticed how almost every Arsenal chance in that match was created by John Radford? That includes assists for the goals and long throws! His contribution was unbelievable, but largely unsung. For me, he was the real MOTM that day.

    Incidentally, I still believe that George Graham actually DID get the equalizer. It is hard to see from the camera angle behind the goal, but I’m certain that the ball picked up pace after he flailed a foot at it. I think he just brushed the ball, but it barely changed direction. In any case, his presence certainly confused Clemence in the Liverpool goal.

  2. I was there, I was there, I was there…
    Blooming marvellous
    Special day out with my dad
    My mum who should have gone stayed at home to look after my younger brother
    When Charlie George scored we were swept up and my feet didn’t touch the ground for quite a while
    At 14 it was a dream come true

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