Looking back and reminiscing footballing history is a personal favourite of Shoot!‘s, so what memorable moment happened On This Day?
Well, nine years ago today, on April 28, Arsenal ran riot at Pride Park Stadium after hammering Derby County 6-2.
The Gunners led 2-1 at half-time thanks to goals from Nicklas Bendtner and Robin van Persie, either side of James McEveley’s temporary equaliser.
Emmanuel Adebayor made it 3-1 on the hour-mark, before Robert Earnshaw helped The Rams reduce Arsene Wenger’s men’s lead back to within just the sole strike.
— Premier League (@premierleague) April 28, 2017
However, Adebayor went on to grab a hat-trick at Pride Park, after Theo Walcott scored Arsenal’s fourth goal of the game, to emphatically seal a convincing victory in the Midlands.
The Gunners went onto finish the 2007-08 Premier League campaign in third place, four points adrift of eventual champions Manchester United.
Meanwhile Derby finished rock-bottom of the standings, suffering relegation back to the Championship, after just one league win all term – breaking numerous records in the top-flight, for all the wrong reasons!