A new documentary about Arsenal’s dramatic title win in 1989 will be released in November.
The documentary, titled 89, will be produced by the Guardian and released on November 20th.
The film will cover Arsenal’s legendary title win in 1989, when they travelled to Anfield needing to win by two clear goals to win the 1988/89 Division One title.
Liverpool were the most successful team in England at the time, and few believed Arsenal could do it. Goals from Alan Smith and Michael Thomas, though, gave Arsenal the unlikely victory in what was possibly the greatest English title win of all time.
The documentary will feature interviews with then Arsenal manager George Graham, as well as with players Lee Dixon, Tony Adams, Paul Merson, Ian Wright and Michael Thomas himself.
The match represented the first time two English clubs had faced each other in a winner-take-all match since 1952, when Manchester United faced Arsenal. United won that game 6-1 to win their first title under manager Matt Busby.
During Graham’s reign as manager, Arsenal were known as “Boring Boring Arsenal”, due to their tendency to win games by just a single goal.
Arsenal drew games 39 and 40 of the season, while Liverpool beat West Ham 5-1. The results left Arsenal needed two goals from the final game.
The rest, as they say, is history.