With Liverpool losing at home to Wimbledon, Arsenal needed a win to keep their faint title challenge alive. Wayne Clarke capitalised on a defensive slip to score from long range. The result was not entirely unexpected as the previous fixture had seen one of the worst performances in the early years of George Graham’s reign in a 0-2 defeat at Vicarage Road. Lacklustre would have made that performance sound energetic.
A week later all of that was forgotten as Ian Rush’s record disappeared in the Spring sunshine at Wembley.