On this day 72 years ago, Arsenal goalkeeper Frank Moss made Club history while playing against this weekend's opponents, Everton.

On March 16, 1935, in a First Division match at Goodison Park, Moss became the only Arsenal goalkeeper to score in a first-class match.

During the match Moss dislocated his left shoulder, and with no substitutes allowed in those days, was forced to play the rest of the game on the left wing.

Incredibly, he scored Arsenal's first goal in a 2-0 win. Prolific striker Ted Drake scoring the other.

The match proved to be Moss' downfall as the injury prevented him from playing again that season, a season that saw Arsenal crowned champions for the third successive year.

He found it hard to recover and played just five more matches in 1935/36 but the injury quickly recurred.

He was finally advised to retire in the summer of 1937, at the age of only 27. He played 161 matches for Arsenal in total - scoring one goal.



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