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Burnley

Arsenal

BURNLEY 1-4 ARSENAL
Division One
Turf Moor
April 29, 1967

 

When Arsenal headed to Burnley in April 27, they were turning the corner.

The mid-60s were pretty forgettable from an Arsenal perspective but the 1966/67 campaign saw the Gunners emerge from the doldrums to finish seventh - their first top 10 placing for three years. A run of 12 matches without defeat at the end of the season certainly helped.

A glance at the side for this thumping 4-1 win demonstrates that some of the elements of the famous 1970/71 Double side were already in place. Peter Storey, Frank McLintock, Peter Simpson, George Armstrong, Jon Sammels, Bob McNab and George Graham all started at Turf Moor - the latter as a striker - while John Radford was injured.

Indeed three of those - Graham, Armstrong and Simpson - all found the net at Burnley 42 years ago but our FreezeFrame image focuses on the goal of the game, scored by Colin Addison.

The versatile former Nottingham Forest star scored 10 goals in 31 starts during a brief spell in North London and this was one of his finest, a spectacular overhead kick to open the scoring.

 

Arsenal team: Furnell; McNab, McLintock, Neill, Ure, Storey, Simpson, Addison, Graham, Sammels, Armstrong. Sub: Court.

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