Arsenal’s First FA Cup Final Ends In Defeat On This Day, 23rd April 1927

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Infamous for Dan Lewis’ jersey, this was also Charles Buchan’s last FA Cup final, having lost his only other previous final when at Sunderland, in 1913.

This match was Arsenal’s fourth in eight days and having won the previous three to ease lingering relegation worries (they were 19th on 9th April following a 1 – 5 reverse at Sunderland), they would have been in good spirit. It didn’t quite go as they had planned.

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