On This Day: Peter Lorimer bags Leeds United treble as Arsenal are hit for six after FA Cup woe

PETER Lorimer struck a brilliant Leeds United hat-trick on this day in 1973 as Don Revie's Whites thumped Arsenal 6-1.

By Lee Sobot
Sunday, 9th May 2021, 11:22 am
Updated Sunday, 9th May 2021, 11:24 am

Joe Jordan also netted a brace whilst Billy Bremner was also on target as Leeds ended their 1972-73 Division One campaign in style.

The fixture came just four days after heartache in the FA Cup final via a 1-0 defeat to Sunderland at Wembley.

Revie's side also had to settle for a third-placed finish in the league and ended up four points behind the Gunners who were runners-up but thumped at Elland Road in their last game.

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PERFECT RESPONSE: Peter Lorimer bagged a hat-trick as Leeds United thumped Arsenal 6-1 in their final league game just four days after defeat in the 1973 FA Cup final to Sunderland at Wembley, above. Picture by Varleys.

Liverpool won the league in finishing three points ahead of Arsenal but Leeds still had prospects of ending the season with silverware as the Whites had already booked their place in the European Cup Winners Cup final.

The final against AC Milan in Greece followed one week after the blitz of the Gunners but Leeds were to somehow end the season trophyless.

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