Arsenal v Manchester City 1974/75

arsenal away 1974 to 75 prog


League Division 1

24th August 1974

attendance 27,143

scorers Kidd(5 & 35), Radford(46 & 75)

Ref Ron Crabb

City MacRae, Barrett, Donachie, Doyle, Clarke, Oakes, Henson, Bell, Marsh, Hartford, Tueart – sub Leman(unused)

Arsenal Rimmer, Rice, Nelson, Kelly, Simpson, Storey, Matthews, George, Radford, Kidd, Brady – sub Armstrong(79)

After facing and beating two London sides in Manchester in the first two games of the season, City fans were brought down to earth as they traveled to London to face Arsenal and were well beaten 4-0.
Highbury saw a great striking display by Brian Kidd, Arsenal’s new partner for John Radford, and Radford himself, matched Kid’s performance, both in play and amount of goals.
Kidd put the Gunners two up, heading in a Kelly corner after five minutes, then dispatching a Radford pass into City’s net. Radford headed the third, then with a quarter of an hour to go he dribbled through the Blues’ defence to score the best goal of the match.
The score makes this seem like a walkover for the Londoners, however their keeper Jimmy Rimmer was the Man of The Match, on four occasions, stopping at least four certain goals with superb saves, Colin Bell could have had a hat-trick but for the Arsenal custodian.

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