West Ham are the new Football Association (F.A.) Cup champions.
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GV Liam Brady sets up arsenal attack
GV Scoreboard showing score after end of first half
GV Graham Rix forces good save from Phil Parkes in West Ham goal
GV Liam Brady fouled on edge of West Ham penalty area
GV Brian Talbot forces save from Phil Parkes from free kick
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Background: West Ham are the new Football Association (F.A.) Cup champions. They defeated arch London rival Arsenal 1-0 to recapture the trophy West Ham lost five years ago. The second division side started as underdog to Arsenal, who were clear favourites to keep the trophy they won last year.
The much-vaunted Arsenal defence had conceded less than one goal per match throughout the whole of the season.
But after only thirteen minutes, West Ham broke through down the left wing, and Trevor Brooking headed in a mis-hit shot from close in.
Arsenal fought back to put pressure on the 'Hammers' own defence. But their efforts - like this appeal for a penalty for hand-ball - were in vain. Their million-pound-rated mid-field star, Liam Brady, was unable to turn his skills to goals.
Arsenal attacked strongly in the second half, forcing a good save from Phil Parkes in the West Ham goal.
But West Ham continued to deny Arsenal an equalising goal. It was the 'Hammers' who showed the greater commitment. They conceded more than twice as many fouls as Arsenal, but the first division side proved unable to capitalise on those opportunities which came their way. The West Ham defence remained under the fiercest pressure Arsenal could produce.
The score stayed at 1-0 and a jubilant West Ham look forward to European football next season.