Wednesday 23 November 1988

Back in the day, English Cup ties, be they of the FA or League variety would always be given a second (and a third etc) replay if the first two games resulted in stalemate.

Consequently, Liverpool, Arsenal and A******* travelled to the West Midlands, to Villa Park, for a second replay of the League Cup 4th Round tie.  This time there was a positive result as goals from Paul Merson and Steve McMahon set up a dramatic finale for John Aldridge to claim the winner with just three minutes remaining.

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