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Platt between the posts

Platt between the posts

On this day in 1991, David Platt was forced to go in goal when regular keeper Nigel Spink was injured in a collision with Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell at Highbury.

Villa were already four-down when Platt went between the posts and the stand-in keeper conceded one more goal in an empathic 5-0 defeat. Arsenal went on to lift the title while Jo Venglos’s side just avoided relegation.

Rob Bishop
By @robbishopavfc 3rd April 1991