ON THIS DAY: 2017
1895: The original FA Cup trophy was stolen from a shop window in Birmingham, where it had been on display courtesy of holders Aston Villa.
1998: Francis Baron became the Rugby Football Union’s first chief executive.
1998: Arsenal signed Freddie Ljungberg from Halmstad for £3million after Arsene Wenger watched him play for Sweden against England.
2001: St Helens forward Sonny Nickle was handed a six-month ban for a challenge that broke the jaw of Leeds hooker Robbie Mears.
Crystal Palace sacked manager Frank de Boer after four straight Premier League defeats. The Dutchman lasted only 77 days at Selhurst Park.