Monday 10 May
Updated Monday 10 May 09:00
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Watch Again: West Ham United shock Arsenal to lift the FA Cup for a third time

 

It is 41 years to the day since West Ham United shocked Arsenal 1-0 to lift the FA Cup for the third time in the Club's history.

The Hammers were a Second Division side when they took to the Wembley Stadium pitch on a sun-soaked Saturday afternoon on 10 May 1980.

But John Lyall's Irons were no ordinary Second Division side, captained by Billy Bonds and featuring England internationals Phil Parkes and Trevor Brooking, future internationals Alvin Martin and Alan Devonshire, Scotland full-back Ray Stewart and a host of other players with top-level experience.

And it was Brooking who won the game for his boyhood team, expertly swiveling to head Stuart Pearson's wayward shot past Pat Jennings and into the Arsenal net.

While there may have been just one goal in the final, it was an unforgettable 90 minutes for everyone of a Claret and Blue persuasion, including midfielder Paul Allen, who became the youngest player to appear in an FA Cup final, and long-serving Bonds, who lifted the famous old trophy for the second time in six seasons.

Enjoy all the action in full again here with our West Ham TV match re-run!

 

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