Facts about TED DRAKE The only Arsenal Player to ever Scored 7 goals in any top-flight game

Facts about TED DRAKE The only Arsenal Player to ever Scored 7 goals in any top-flight game

Today on Gunnersnews we are going down the history to acknowledged a special legend in our team.

In 1935 Arsenal went into Villa Park for the visit but it didn’t go very well for the Home team as a particularly fond memory was stamped. An historic afternoon as far as the visitors were concerned – thanks largely to the efforts of one man.

Aston Villa ended up losing 7-1 Ted Drake scoring all seven goals to set a remarkable record.

So today we are going brief about the Legend who made this wonderful record.

So who is Ted Drake?

Edward Joseph Drake was an English football player and manager. As a player, he first played for Southampton but made his name playing for Arsenal in the 1930s, winning two league titles and an FA Cup, as well as five caps for England. Drake is Arsenal’s joint fifth highest goal scorer of all time.

Drake had scored 42 goals in 41 league games in the championship winning 1934/5 season.

So how did Ted Drake Scored 7 goal in a Game?

Ted is the club’s sixth leading scorer of all time, he is the only player Till now for Arsenal to reached 100-goal with just 108 appearances to do so.

In 1935, when Arsenal went up against Aston Villa in front of 60,891 spectators.

Drake who had recently spent time in the reserves because of a knee injury, Arsenal were  without Alex James and Joe Hulme, So he has to play even when he is not fully Fit  to feature in the starting line-up.

Villa dominated the early stage of the Game, but as soon as Drake had broken the deadlock when he fired in Pat Beasley’s long pass, Gunners was now in control.

By the time that the referee had blown for the break, Drake had completed his hat-trick. Bastin put him through for his second goal, while the third arrived after Villa goalkeeper Harry Morton had failed to keep hold of Beasley’s effort from out wide.

He went on to conclude the match in Birmingham by scoring the team  seventh goal of the contest, which remains a top-flight and club record to this day. It would have actually been eight goals for Drake, but his effort that hit the underside of the crossbar and appeared to cross the line was not awarded by the officials.

However, Drake’s English record would amazingly last for just 12 days as Tranmere Rovers forward Bunny Bell upstaged him by scoring nine of his side’s 13 goals against Oldham Athletic in a Third Division North encounter.

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