Arsenal 5 Manchester U 0
Arsenal 5 Manchester United 0, Highbury, English FA Cup Fourth Round Fixture, January 30, 1937. The Reds suffered a heavy 5-0 defeat against Arsenal at Highbury in the fourth round of the FA Cup in January 1937. Arsenal were leading 4-0 at the break thanks to goals from Cliff Bastin, Alf Kirchen, and Bobby Davidson, plus an own goal by James Brown, before Ted Drake hit the fifth in the second period.
Manchester United goalkeeper Tommy Breen had a busy day at work as his side went down 5-0 to Arsenal. Scott Duncan´s boys had edged out Third Division South club Reading 1-0 at Old Trafford in the previous round, whereas The Gunners had defeated Second Division Chesterfield 5-1 at Saltergate. At Highbury, Cliff Bastin gave Arsenal the lead when the flank forward beat Breen in the 17th minute before an own goal by United midfielder James Brown five minutes later made the score 2-0 to the home side. Alf Kirchen stretched the advantage further for Arsenal after 25 minutes, while Bobby Davidson added a fourth goal later in the first half. The North Londoners continued to control the game after the restart, and in the 80th minute of time Ted Drake rounded off the scoring to complete a comprehensive 5-0 victory for the hosts. Arsenal Team: Frank Boulton, George Male, Les Compton, Herbie Roberts, Wilf Copping, Cliff Bastin, Ted Drake, Alfred Kirchen, John Vance Milne, Robert Trimming Davidson, Alex James. Substitutes: None. Manchester United Team: Thomas Breen, Hubert Redwood, William George Roughton, Jimmy Brown, William McKay, Walter Winterbottom, Billy Wrigglesworth, Bill Bryant, Thomas Bamford, George Mutch, Herbert Whalley. Substitutes: None.