Arsenal Win The FA Cup’s First North London Derby, On This Day, 8th January 1949

The 103rd first team meeting in the North London Derby was the first in the FA Cup. There had been other cup meetings in local and wartime cup competitions but this was the fixture’s bow in the premier domestic cup competition. It remains the most decisive scoreline in the (to date) five meetings between the two clubs.

08011949 Arsenal 3 Tottenham Hotspur 0 First FA Cup NLD