Arsenal memories: Woodcock sinks Hammers in 1986

This week in…1986 Tony Woodcock scored a controversial winner as Arsenal beat West Ham 1-0 at Highbury in front of 31,240. The England striker appeared to handle the ball before firing past Phil Parkes and afterwards he admitted: It did touch my hand,

This week in...1986

Tony Woodcock scored a controversial winner as Arsenal beat West Ham 1-0 at Highbury in front of 31,240.

The England striker appeared to handle the ball before firing past Phil Parkes and afterwards he admitted: 'It did touch my hand, but it wasn't intentional. Sometimes the decision goes your way; sometimes it doesn't."

Hammers defender Alvin Martin saw red in injury time after fighting David O'Leary but Arsenal boss Don Howe said: "They're both good lads. I don't condone what they did, but I know both of them and they really are smashing lads.


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