League Title Retained At Stamford Bridge By Arsenal On This Day, 28th April 1934

Twelve months on and once more the outcome of the League title was decided at Stamford Bridge. Arsenal retained their title with two matches to spare, a point enough to ensure that Huddersfield Town could not catch them.

The goalscoring flamboyance of the previous campaign was not matched, Arsenal managing to breach their opponents backline on a relatively paltry 75 occasions compared to 118 previously. Arsenal’s defence was a touch more parsimonious, only conceding 47 to 61 in 1932/33.

The title was set-up by a run of twelve wins in fifteen games through the Autumn but once more January was a horrible month, 2 points out of ten gained. That was hardly surprising given the shock death of Herbert Chapman on 6th January 1934, an event which would have distressed the players.

As it was they recovered their poise to win eleven of their last fourteen games to retain their Champions title.