Arsenal 5 Manchester U 0

Tommy Breen

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.


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