A Great Super Swede Moment For Arsenal On This Day, 20th April 1992

A self-indulgent post this morning, one of my favourite all-time Arsenal players with an enduring and enjoyable Highbury memory, a moment that can be conjured from the mists of time without any trouble whatsoever.

It was not a good Liverpool side, they were still declining from the previous season and have yet to win the title. This was the last encounter between the two sides in the old Football League Division 1, the Premier League came into existence from August 1992.

What better memory of the match than this goal (at 27 seconds on the clip below)? Mike Hooper the Liverpool goalkeeper on the day, was a noted ‘twitcher’ and his walkabout suggested that he thought he had seen the Lesser Spotted Gull Warbler on top of the West Stand. That you suspect made up Limpar’s mind to shoot; the goal is outstanding for the vision as much as the execution.

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3 thoughts on “A Great Super Swede Moment For Arsenal On This Day, 20th April 1992

  1. Ah, yes, I remember this one so well. At the time I had a season ticket in the West Upper, about two rows from the back. A fantastic view that let me see the whole pitch so that I could appreciate all of the off-the-ball moves.

    We should all thank Kevin Campbell’s inability to comprehend the offiside law for this goal. I think Limpar’s original intention was to release Campbell with a through ball. Campbell would have been clean through leaving the Liverpool defenders in his wake. However, as usual, he was stood in an offside position so Limpar used Plan B.

    It was one those moments that, when it went in, you thought “I will never forget this for the rest of my life”.

    • >It was one those moments that, when it went in, you thought “I will never forget this for the rest of my life”.

      You don’t do you and with Limpar there are two others as well, at Anfield and Old Trafford.

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