Soccer...and world-famous Arsenal beat Southampton two-nil in the quarter-final of the Football Association Cup to?
SV & GV David Price (No. 10) of Arsenal (dark shirt, light shorts) takes corner on left. Ball breaks to Graham Rix (No. 11) whose right-foot shot goes wide of post (TWO SHOTS)
SV & GV Phil Boyer (No. 8) attacks for Southampton down left wing. After exchange of passes Boyer received ball again but his right-foot shot is well saved by Arsenal goalkeeper Pat Jennings (THREE SHOTS)
GV Arsenal attack down left wing. Alan Sunderland (No. 8) receives ball, draws goalkeeper and scores first goal with left-foot shot and players celebrate (TWO SHOTS)
GV Arsenal full-back and Captain, Pat Rice (No.2) receives ball on right and his twenty-five yard chip is tipped over the bar by Southampton keeper Peter Wells (TWO SHOTS)
Second Half: SV & GVs Arsenal keeper Pat Jennings throws ball to Graham Rix on left wing. Alan Sunderland (No. 8) receives ball beats defender with drag-back and moves on to score with swerving shot from thirty yards and players celebrate (FIVE SHOTS)
BLAKEY: "Arsenal, trying to reach their second final in a year, might have scored after twenty minutes when Rix was left staring at an open goal.
Southampton were playing their third major game in five days, but certainly Phil Boyer showed no signs of fatigue as he raced down the left-wing to be joined in the attack by Nick Holmes. And Boyer was there for the return to force a fine save from Jennings.
After thirty-two minutes Brady collected the ball on the left wing and his pass left Alan Sunderland with a clear run for goal. Sunderland did not waste his chance. One nil to Arsenal.
With a minute to go before half-time Willie Young gave the ball to the full-back Pat Rice. And Rice's lob caused more trouble than it should have done.
With fifteen minutes left of the second half, and Brady off the field injured, Arsenal scored the goal that clinched the game. Once again the scorer was Alan Sunderland; so two nil to Arsenal who now play Wolves in the semi-final."
Arsenal meet Wolverhampton Wanderers in the semi-final at Villa Park, Birmingham on 31 March. In 1978 Ipswich beat Arsenal one-nil in the FA Cup final at Wembley.
REPORTER: MICHAEL BLAKEY
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Background: Soccer...and world-famous Arsenal beat Southampton two-nil in the quarter-final of the Football Association Cup to move into their fifth semi-final in eight years. Monday's (19 March) first game between the teams was a one-all draw, but Arsenal striker, Alan Sunderland ended the deadlock on Wednesday (21 March) with two well struck goals. A report from the BBC's Michael Blakey.