In the aftermath of the 2-1 win over Chelsea to win the FA Cup on Saturday, it become obvious that there were parallels between Aaron Ramsey’s winner and that of Alan Sunderland in the 1979 final.
On that day, all those years ago, Man United had just equalised, but straight from kick off Liam Brady fed Graham Rix down the left hand side, he crossed to the back post and Sunderland scored the winner.
This year, the timing of the goal – just 22 seconds after kick-off – is almost identical, and it was a cross from the left that won us the game.
Check it out below:
When #FACup history repeats itself.
1979 v 2017
— Arsenal Cannon Pics (@ArseCannonPics) May 29, 2017
What does it all mean though?
Nothing. Except that we won the cup.
And winning the cup is good.