On 21 April 1930, Arsenal made history at Filbert Street when they registered a 6-6 draw with Leicester City, the highest scoring draw in the history of first class English football. The record still stands to this day, although Middlesborough and Charlton Athletic were able to match but not surpass the 6-6 draw during a Second Division fixture in October of 1960.
The Foxes had four different goal scorers in Hugh Adcock, Arthur Lochhead, Ernie Hine and Leonard Barry while ironically Arsenal had four of their goals scored by Dave Halliday. Cliff Bastin scored a brace for the Londoners while Adcock and Lochhead followed suit with a brace each to end the game in a 6-6 draw.
Many expected the aftermath of the thrilling encounter with Leicester to be felt 5 days later when Arsenal lined up against Huddersfield Town in the Final of the FA Cup. However, utter grit and determination from Herbert Chapman’s side saw the Gunners convincingly thrash their opponents of the day 2-0 to lift the coveted prize.
The goals by Alex James and Jack Lambert made history as Arsenal won their first ever FA Cup trophy, having bowed out in the Final only three years earlier.