Soccer -- and Ipswich Town won the coveted Football Association Cup in London on Saturday (6 May) when they defeated Arsenal one goal to nil.
GV Ipswich, wearing dark shirts, attack. Paul Mariner shoots for goal and hits bar
GV Ipswich attack and goal attempt saved by goal-keeper Pat Jennings
SV Arsenal attack. Liam Brady, No.7, passes to Willie Young who crosses ball and Ipswich 'keeper catches ball
GV Ipswich take corner and Jennings pushes ball over bar as crowd look on (2 shots)
GV (SECOND HALF) Arsenal attack through Willie Young and long shot for goal gathered by Ipswich 'keeper
SV Ipswich attack through Paul Mariner and shot for goal goes wide
GV David O'Leary attacks for Arsenal and Alan Sunderland shoots for goal, but is knocked over by 'keeper saving the shot
GV Arsenal attack, Alan Hudson crosses and goal-keeper catches ball
GV Ipswich attack and shot for goal hits side post
SV Ipswich attack. Mick Mills, Ipswich Captain, passes to Clive Woods who crosses the ball. George Burley heads for goal but Jennings saves
SV David Geddis, Ipswich, attacks and shot for goal half cleared by Arsenal defence. Osborne captures ball and scores goal for Ipswich
GV Scoreboard shows Ipswich one, Arsenal nil
GV Crowd waving Ipswich banners
GV Ipswich Captain, Mick Mills walks up to receive cup from Duchess of Kent.
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Background: Soccer -- and Ipswich Town won the coveted Football Association Cup in London on Saturday (6 May) when they defeated Arsenal one goal to nil. The match -- the high point of the English football season -- produced fluid entertaining football with Ipswich going close to scoring on several occasions before Osborne netted the winner 13 minutes from the end.
SYNOPSIS: The match was only 12 minutes old when Ipswich, in the dark shirts, split the Arsenal defence and only the crossbar prevented them from scoring.
Arsenal's Irish international goalkeeper Pat Jennings foiled another attack.
Arsenal, playing their ninth final, had been widely tipped to win. But their attacks lacked real penetration and they rarely looked like beating Copper in the Ipswich goal.
Just before half-time, Pat Jennings did well to push a header from Kevin Beattie over the bar.
In the second half Ipswich countered Arsenal's few attacks and looked dangerous up front....number nine Paul Mariner shot just wide on this occasion.
Arsenal's number five, David O'Leary -- a Republic of Ireland international -- was one of their more purposeful players. Cooper coming off his line fast blocked Sunderland's shot. It was Cooper again who foiled Arsenal's next attack when he plucked Hudson's cross out of the air.
Ipswich on the attack again and only the post prevents John Wark from scoring.
Minutes later Ipswich nearly broke the deadlock. Woods' cross was squarely met by full-back Burley whose header looked every inch a goal until Jennings pulled off a spectacular save.
In the 77th minute the goal eventually came. Geddis, on the right, teased the Arsenal defence. His low cross was only half cleared by Willie Young, and there was Osborne to put it in the net.
The final score, victory for Ipswich, on their first appearance in a Wembley final.