The world's greatest ground? A photographic centenary celebration of Highbury
47. Turn out the lights
Nearly 55 years after Arsenal had become the first English top-flight side to use floodlights, Highbury's last night match was suitably climactic: a Champions League semi-final against Villarreal. Kolo Toure's first-half goal gave the Gunners a slender lead, but that was usually enough: it was their ninth successive clean sheet in Europe's top competition.
Indeed, a week later in Spain Arsenal made in 10 clean sheets in a row with a 0-0 draw, although they needed a late penalty save from Jens Lehmann to keep it that way. The Gunners became London's first-ever finalist in Europe's top club competition, although they would lose the final 2-1 to Barcelona after losing Lehmann to a red card.