Welcome to Golden Goals - a FREE video series on USA.Arsenal.com which showcases some of the finest goals in Arsenal's history.
Each of our weekly clips will feature footage of a classic goal plus expert analysis from former Gunner Stewart Robson and Arsenal.com editor Richard Clarke.
Our series continues with Charlie George's Double-clinching strike against Liverpool in 1971.
Read on for the story of his goal and click the PLAY button above to watch our FREE video clip.
Charlie George v Liverpool (N) 05-08-1971
Among the most important goals on this list – and in Arsenal history – was Charlie George's strike at Wembley in 1971. It was a game-winner, clinched FA Cup glory and, with it, the Club's first Double.
The goal came at the end of a grueling Final on a sweltering day at the old stadium. The game had been scoreless through 90 minutes, but Liverpool took the lead early in extra time through Steve Heighway. Less than 10 minutes later, substitute Eddie Kelly equalized, keeping First Division champion Arsenal within reach of the Double.
As the final minutes ticked away, John Radford headed a long pass into the path of George. He returned the ball to Radford, who moved toward the Liverpool penalty area before cutting in and rolling a short pass towards George. The Islington-born forward took one touch to set himself up and let loose from 20 yards – a fierce shot past Liverpool’s goalkeeper.
As the ball hit the back of Liverpool's net, the Arsenal fans erupted with joy while George dropped to the ground and lay on his back with his arms outstretched. His celebration remains one of the FA Cup's most iconic images.29 Dec 2010