I went to this match, and my memory tells me that Malcolm Macdonald scored a hat-trick in our 4-1 defeat, with Alan Buckley being set up unselfishly by Miah Dennehy for a consolation goal.
But, recently I looked up the match stats and every source I can find on the web tells me that Stapleton scored 2, Sunderland 1 and Macdonald only scored 1. Fair enough I thought, my memory has gone to pot over the last 40 years and I have mis-remembered the game.
Buuuut, a short while ago I was reading the Alan Buckley book Pass and Move and in it he says “Malcom Macdonald’s class told and his hat-trick helped the gunners to a 4-1 win.”
Were you there? Can you remember? Is it possible that the Buck and I both mis-remember exactly the same thing?