Remembering... our 1970 Fairs Cup victory

It's exactly 50 years since we beat Anderlecht on a dramatic night at Highbury to win the Fairs Cup in 1970.

Bertie Mee's side were right up against it after going three goals down to the Belgian side in the first leg, but a late header from Ray Kennedy gave them a glimmer of hope.

Six days later Anderlecht travelled to Highbury for the second leg - and were met with a completely rejuvenated Arsenal side.

Eddie Kelly's early goal set things up nicely and we levelled the scores on aggregate when John Radford headed home in the second half.

We had the edge courtesy of Kennedy's away goal but Mulder hit the post to remind us that we still had work to do. Then Jon Sammels made it 3-0 on the night and 4-3 on aggregate.

The final whistle was the cue for the Highbury fans to surge ont o the pitch and celebrate with their heroes as we claimed our first European trophy.

CORRECTION: In the voiceover for the above video, it is wrongly stated that the date of our Fairs Cup victory was April 29, 1970, when it was in fact April 28, 1970.


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