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SHIRT CODE: 660

 Unknown Player  Match Worn Arsenal Shirt
 Unknown Player  Match Worn Arsenal Shirt
 Unknown Player  Match Worn Arsenal Shirt

A match worn tracksuit top from the 1979 FA Cup final.

The 1979 FA Cup Final was a football match played on 12 May 1979 at Wembley Stadium. The match was contested by Arsenal and Manchester United. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest-ever finishes in an FA Cup final.

For over 85 minutes the game had been unremarkable, with Arsenal taking a 2–0 half time lead through goals from Brian Talbot and Frank Stapleton. In the 86th minute, however, Gordon McQueen scored following a set-piece, and two minutes later Sammy McIlroy dribbled past two Arsenal players to score a dramatic equaliser. With the game poised for extra time, United's celebrations proved short-lived, as Alan Sunderland scored a last-minute winner, making the final result Arsenal 3–2 Manchester United. This match is often referred to as the “Five-minute Final”.

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Graham Budd in association with Sotherbys

All of the match worn shirts have been authenticated by both Christie's and Sotheby's of London.

For an additional fee, a certificate can be signed by Graham Budd, Sotheby's consultant and associate auctioneer for sales of sporting memorabilia in London.