On This Day: Manchester United 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday

On this Day in 1991, Sheffield Wednesday lifted the League Cup with a 1-0 victory over Manchester United at Wembley.

Despite the previous season’s FA Cup winners, Manchester United, being favourites to lift the trophy, Second Division side Sheffield Wednesday won the match 1–0, the winning goal scored by John Sheridan, giving the Owls their first League Cup title in a season when they also won promotion back to the top flight. The match is regarded as one of the most memorable League Cup finals of all time. The trophy was presented to Wednesday skipper Nigel Pearson by Rumbelows employee of the year Tracy Bateman.Pearson was also named man of the match.

 

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Teams:

 

Manchester United: Sealey, Irwin, Blackmore, Bruce, Webb(Phelan 55), Pallister, Robson, Ince, McClair, Hughes, Sharpe.

Unused subs: Donaghy

Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson

Wednesday: Turner, Nilsson, King, Harkes(Madden ?), Shirtliff, Pearson, Wilson, Sheridan, Hirst, Williams, Worthington.

Unused subs: Francis

Manager: Ron Atkinson

Referee: Ray Lewis

Attendance: 77,612

 

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“Terrific goal, by Sheridan!”

 

 

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