The broadcaster’s last offering was a north London derby in 1988 with a Perry Groves winner and Jimmy Hill in the gantry

The last time the BBC showed live top flight English football something remarkable happened. The date was 6 March 1988, and the game was the north London derby Arsenal v Tottenham at Highbury in the Barclays First Division.

George Graham’s Gunners won the match 2-1 with a well-taken effort by Perry Groves deciding the contest; one touch to control and a volley on the spin proving decisive. Clive Allen scored for Spurs. In the gantry Jimmy Hill was in charge of proceedings (so much so that his name flashed up on the opening credits) and the solitary pundit was Trevor Brooking.

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