Michael McIndoe celebrates giving Rovers an early lead against Arsenal. Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Flashback: The night Doncaster Rovers came so close to conquering mighty Arsenal

What might have been...

By Paul Goodwin
Wednesday, 2nd March 2022, 11:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 2nd March 2022, 11:11 am

Sunday’s Carabao Cup final might have brought back memories of Doncaster Rovers’ exploits in the 2005/6 competition.

After knocking out Manchester City and Aston Villa along the way, Rovers were drawn at home to mighty Arsenal in the quarter-finals.

And what a night it proved to be at a raucous Belle Vue.

Dave Penney’s side were seconds away from beating the Gunners and reaching the last four only to concede right at the death and then lose on penalties.

Re-live an unforgettable night with our retro picture gallery...

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