FA CUP MEMORIES: The 1979 Final

Arsenal captain Pat Rice, left, and David Price carrying the 1979 FA Cup title

This was the only major trophy that Arsenal won during the seven-year management of Terry Neill, who was appointed in 1976 after Bertie Mee’s retirement. He was dismissed in 1983.

It was also the only cup final that Manchester United reached under the management of Dave Sexton, who had been appointed as manager in 1977 and remained there until 1981 when he was sacked having failed to bring a major trophy to the club.

On This Day In 1979, Arsenal beat Manchester United 3-2 to win their fifth FA Cup title. Thanks to goals from Brian Talbot, Frank Stapleton and Alan Sunderland. Gordon McQueen and Samuel McIlroy were also on target for the Red Devils.

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