Leicester City 6–6 Arsenal (21 April 1930)

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Leicester v. Arsenal
Event 1929–30 First Division
Date 21 April 1930
Venue Filbert Street, Leicester
Attendance 27,241

The 1929–30 season First Division match between Leicester City and Arsenal at Filbert Street took place on 21 April 1930. The game finished as a 6–6 draw, the highest scoring draw in the history of first class English football.[1] The record still stands today though was matched in a Second Division fixture between Charlton Athletic and Middlesbrough in October 1960.[2][3]


21 April 1930 (1930-04-21)
Leicester City 6–6 Arsenal
Adcock Goal ?'?'
Lochhead Goal ?'?'
Hine Goal
Barry Goal
Halliday Goal ?'?'?'?'
Bastin Goal ?'?'
Filbert Street, Leicester
Attendance: 27,241
Leicester City
GK 1 Joe Wright
RB 2 Adam Black
LB 3 Jack Brown
RH 4 Johnny Duncan
CH 5 Arthur Woolliscroft
LH 6 Norman Watson
OR 7 Hugh Adcock
IR 8 Ernie Hine
CF 9 Arthur Chandler
IL 10 Arthur Lochhead
OL 11 Len Barry
Willie Orr
GK 1 Dan Lewis
RB 2 Tom Parker
LB 3 Horace Cope
RH 4 Alf Baker
CH 5 Alf Haynes
LH 6 Bob John
OR 7 Joe Hulme
IR 8 David Jack
FW 9 Dave Halliday
IL 10 Alex James
OL 11 Cliff Bastin
Herbert Chapman


The game took place five days before Arsenal's FA Cup final against Huddersfield Town and the club rested a number of players. Arsenal's David Halliday scored four goals as Arsenal came back from a half-time scoreline of 3–1 to draw the game 6–6[4] The Gunners also had a goal disallowed.[5][6][4]


Arsenal played in the FA Cup final later in the same week. Despite his four goals Halliday was not selected for the game. Arsenal went on to lift the trophy, defeating Huddersfield Town 2–0.[7]

Halliday later became Leicester's manager.[8]