THE WEEK THAT WAS
April 18, 1993: At the end of the Arsenal v Stoke Coca-Cola cup final. Steve Morrow, who had scored the Gunners winning goal is lifted up by captain Tony Adams, dropped and suffers a broken arm.
April 19, 1969: Keeper Peter Grotier makes his West Ham debut in a 0-1 defeat by Spurs. In the eight days previous he has played for the youth, the ‘A’ and twice for the reserve teams.
April 19, 2004: The Afghanistan national team is disbanded when nine of the side disappear on a tour of Italy and make their way to Germany looking for asylum.
April 20, 1974: The last Amateur cup final is played between Bishop’s Stortford and Ilford – Stortford winning 4-1.
April 21, 1930: A 3-0 win over Queens Park Rangers means Brentford have won every one of their 21 home games in Division Three South.
April 22, 1959: Goalkeeper Vic Rouse of Crystal Palace becomes the first division four player to win an international cap when selected to play for Wales v Northern Ireland.
April 24, 1996: Iceland field 35-year-old Atnor Gudjohnsen against Estonia. He is replaced in the second half by his 17year-old son Eidur.