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Final memories: David Seaman on the 1993 League Cup Final

26 October 2015

Arsenal have won the League Cup twice in their history and the 1993 Final will live long in the memory, particularly for Steve Morrow!

Sheffield Wednesday were the Gunners’ opponents at Wembley and goals from Paul Merson and Morrow guided them to a 2-1 success in front of just over 74,000 spectators.

David Seaman was the man between the sticks for Arsenal that day and we recently caught up with him to recall what was a significant season for the club.

We also touched on what happened in the League Cup post-Final celebrations, which saw goalscorer Morrow denied the chance to walk up the famous steps to the Royal Box.

What memories do you have of the League Cup?

I have great memories of the League Cup, and 1993 in general. It was part of a cup double we did, when both finals were against Sheffield Wednesday.

I’m a Yorkshireman, living in Rotherham, which is about six miles from Sheffield - a lot of my mates are Wednesday fans - so there was a lot of bragging rights then, and it was a big deal to me.

Do you remember the post-match celebrations well?

I do. I remember winning the final, drinking champagne from the trophy, and I remember Stevie Morrow getting dropped.

I was stood there, watched Tony [Adams] lift him up, then I just saw him drop over. He stayed down and we were all like, ‘get up Steve’, and then we looked at his face and it was plain white.

What was he saying?

He was telling us that he’d broke his arm, and he’d obviously broke it. It was the upper arm too, which is a strong bone.

He started passing out and the paramedics came with gas and air, and he didn’t get to collect his winners’ medal. He went up the stairs in the FA Cup Final and collected his League Cup medal then.

How significant is the League Cup success to you?

Winning cup competitions gives you something to look back on. I’ve got nine winners’ medals at home and the League Cup is one of them - I’m always going to have that. It’s important to win competitions.

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