Arsenal memories...1989

This week in….1989 David O Leary broke the Arsenal all-time appearance record when he played his 622nd game in their 4-3 win over Norwich City. The game ended in controversy, though, after a mass player brawl followed Lee Dixon s stoppage time winner, but

This week in....1989

David O'Leary broke the Arsenal all-time appearance record when he played his 622nd game in their 4-3 win over Norwich City.

The game ended in controversy, though, after a mass player brawl followed Lee Dixon's stoppage time winner, but afterwards referee George Tyson said he would NOT report the incident, despite the intervention of several police officers.

"It was all over before it started - it was a game of football and I enjoyed it," he said.


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The FA, however, quickly charged both sides with bringing the game into disrepute.

Meanwhile, Harlequins rugby union president Kenneth Chapman, son of legendary Arsenal manager Herbert, died at the age of 81.

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