Arsenal reached Wembley in their third season in the League Cup, facing a team who would become their closest rivals over the ensuing five years. It was Wembley heartbreak, Arsenal succumbing to their first defeat to Leeds United in a cup competition. To this day, The Peacocks have not beaten Arsenal outside of London, winning just three of the ties. Two of them have been at Wembley.
This is how Hugh McIlvanney reported the match: