Cat no. 416

British Movietone News: The Cup Final - Arsenal v Ipswich Town

Running time7:40 Colour Sound 1978 Wembley, Greater London

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Highlights of the F.A. Cup Final at Wembley Stadium - Ipswich Town versus Arsenal.



At Wembley Stadium, Arsenal and Ipswich Town players walk out from the tunnel and on to the pitch to start the F.A. Cup Final match.

Famous spectators in the crowds include Prime Minister James Callaghan, Margaret Thatcher, Leader for the Conservative Party, and husband Denis Thatcher, and the guest of honour Princess Alexandra.

Kick-off, the match starts, and immediately Arsenal are awarded a free kick. The match continues and after a near-miss by Arsenal, Ipswich counter attack and this is quickly followed by a period of great play by Ipswich who continue to have the majority of possession. Arsenal have a few chances but Ipswich's dominance continues into the second half, resulting in Roger Osborne scoring the winning, and only, goal. The crowds at Wembley Stadium go wild, and the goal scoring clip is repeated. Mick Lambert comes on for Roger Osborne on the pitch before match referee Derek Nippard blows the whistle to signal the end of the match. Ipswich Town has won 1-0 against Arsenal.

Team Captain Mick Mills receives the F.A. trophy cup from Princess Alexandra, and the crowd applaud as he proudly turns to face the fans and lifts the cup in the air. Ipswich Town then pose for a team photo on the pitch.

Background Information:

The 1977-78 FA Cup Final was held at Wembley Stadium on 6 May 1978. Ipswich Town played against Arsenal, with Roger Osborne scoring the winning (and only) goal for Ipswich.


British Movietone story issue number 2554

Featured People:

Princess Alexandra; James Callaghan (Prime Minister);Derek Nippard (referee);Denis Thatcher; Margaret Thatcher (Conservative Party Leader); Ipswich Town: Bobby Robson (manager); Paul Cooper; David Geddis; Mick Lambert; Paul Mariner; Mick Mills (Ipswich Captain); Roger Osborne; Brian Talbot; John Wark; Clive Woods; Kevin Beattie; George Burley; Allan Hunter Arsenal: Terry Neill (Arsenal); Pat Jennings; Pat Rice; Sammy Nelson; David Price; David O'Leary; Willie Young; Liam Brady; Alan Sunderland; Malcolm Macdonald; Frank Stapleton; Alan Hudson; Graham Rix

Featured Organisations:

The Football Association

Featured Events:

The 1977-78 FA Cup Final match between Ipswich Town F.C. and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on 6 May 1978.

British Movietonews Ltd

Martin Leonard

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