Leeds United prepared for a vital FA cup showdown against Arsenal with manager Howard Wilkinson determined to keep his side’s season alive. His team were the defending champions in the league but were nowhere near even in the European spots that season. They had also been knocked out of Europe and had gone out of the Coca Cola cup early. But they secured a fourth-round trip to Highbury with a 3-1 win at the Valley.
Howard Wilkinson said “It was a relief to win away at last in a crucial match.”
Wilkinson was hoping that a cup run would also lift the fortunes of his team in the league.