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    Highbury, London.

    CU. Football. Start of the FA (Football Association) Cup match between Arsenal and Birmingham City. LV. Arsenal kicking off, Arsenal in the white sleeves. They attack up-field. GV. Nutt coming down the left wing being challenged by Jeff Hall. Nutt passes back to colleague who kicks it into the Birmingham goal area where Tapscott and Green jump together for the ball. It goes loose to Clayton who centres ball. Meanwhile Merrick has left his goal and come out to challenge Clapton. Ball goes past Merrick into the goal area where a Birmingham defender kicks clear and saves the situation. GV. Massed crowds. SV. Birmingham in the attack. The ball is lobbed into the Arsenal goal area where Astall runs forward and heads the ball past Jack Kelsey into the goal. Arsenal 0, Birmingham 1. Players run back congratulating. GV. Massed crowds. SV. Arsenal on the attack. The ball is crossed into the Birmingham goal area and received by an Arsenal player. Ball flies into the air and Jimmy Bloomfield and Trevor Smith jump to head. Smith gets it away and it is kicked up-field. GV. Massed crowds. GV. Arsenal goal area. Birmingham on the attack. The ball goes out to the right wing to Astall who hooks it back into the centre. Peter Murphy is there to hook it in. Arsenal 0, Birmingham 2. Players congratulating. SCU. Crowd cheering (half-time).

    (half-time). SCU Arsenal on the attack. Bloomfield in possession. He beats his man and passes forward to set an Arsenal attack going. SV Birmingham goalmouth. Arsenal on the attack. The ball is kicked clear by a Birmingham Defender, but an Arsenal man collects it and shoots towards goal, but Merrick is there to save. He picks the ball up and throws it to his outside right. Gordon Astall, who receives and proceeds to run upfield to start a Birmingham attack going. Astall kicks upfield. SV Massed crowds. GV Eddie Brown in possession of ball in Arsenal goalmouth heading rapidly towards goal. He shoots past the advancing Kelsey to make Arsenal 0 - Birmingham 3. GV Massed crowds. GV. Play in Birmingham goalmouth. Arsenal on the attack. Arsenal winger Nutt running forward, kicks the goal but it is deflected for a corner to Arsenal. GV. Massed crowds. GV. Arsenal taking corner kick out on right wing. The ball comes into the goalmouth where it is headed away and it runs out loose to Charlton the Arsenal right back who slams the ball back into the Birmingham goal. Arsenal 1 - Birmingham 3. GV. Massed crowds cheering. GV. Arsenal still pressing hard to make up way in Birmingham goal area. Birmingham try to clear but it rebounds off an Arsenal forward and goes out to Clapton who has now moved to out- side left. He beats his man and centres to Arsenal man who chops it back into middle where Bloomfield runs onto and slams the ball into the goal, where Merrick makes good save.

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    Selected Originals exist for this story please see other paperwork. There is a copy of the match programme amongst the paperwork.

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    Time in/Out:
    01:19:40:00 / 01:21:22:00
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    Temporary Workspaces: 22.2.2011 19:16 Birmingham City FC Cup Matches 1956 Arsenal (1950s)
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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