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
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
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
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