Stoke City, check; FA Cup semi-final, check; Replay required, check; For 1972, read 1971. You could propel this forward some time as well with The Times criticising the officials for giving dubious decisions in favour of ‘the big club’. It didn’t matter as Arsenal progressed to the Centenary FA Cup Final at Wembley where they would lose out to Leeds United.
As was typical of Revie’s side, they had been in the hunt for a double only to lose out in the League by a point to Brian Clough’s Derby County. Revie’s men had the title destiny in their hand but fell to a 2 – 1 defeat at Molineux to Wolverhampton Wanderers on the last day of the season.