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Graham’s Gunners secure title glory

Story Highlights
  • Arsenal 1991 season victory
  • Alan Smith hat trick 1991
  • Liverpool defeat Nottingham Forest 1991
  • George Graham Arsenal championship
  • Arsenal vs Manchester United 1991
  • Arsenal's Back Four performance 1991

Game Date: May 6, 1991

Venue: Arsenal’s Highbury Stadium

Key Events:

The match day kicked off with Liverpool facing off against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground, a game that Arsenal’s squad watched closely from Highbury. If Liverpool lost, Arsenal would win the title without kicking a ball.

The game unfolded in Arsenal’s favor. Ian Woan’s 64th-minute goal gave Nottingham Forest the victory and gave the title to Arsenal.

Later in the day, Arsenal, already confirmed as champions, hosted Manchester United. Despite their victory, manager George Graham’s professionalism ensured his team stayed focused on their game.

Alan Smith opened the scoring for Arsenal in the 19th minute, connecting with a cross from Lee Dixon. He doubled Arsenal’s lead just before halftime, collecting a pass from Kevin Campbell and driving it into the net.

Steve Bruce’s handball in the second half allowed Smith to complete his hat trick and secure the Golden Boot. Bruce managed to score a consolation goal from the penalty spot for Manchester United, but it did little to dampen Arsenal’s celebrations.

Arsenal had an outstanding season, losing only once (a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea) and conceding just 18 goals. They kept 24 clean sheets, largely thanks to David Seaman’s performances behind the famous Back Four.

The Gunners finished the season with 83 points from their 38 games, seven points clear of second-placed Liverpool. The gap would have been nine points if not for a two-point deduction related to an incident at Old Trafford earlier in the season.

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