Fan recalls thrilling Steel City derby at the Lane

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LOOK away now Sheffield Wednesday followers!

Brett McKay, a reader of The Star, emailed in this week and pointed out today marks the 60th anniversary of when the Owls were thumped 7-3 in the highest ever scoring Steel City derby.

In front of a crowd of 52,045 at Bramall Lane, it was the visitors who made a sensational start, scoring after 90 seconds courtesy of Keith Thomas.

But United went into the interval 2-1 up after strikes from Alf Ringstead and Harold Brook.

On the hour mark, Dennis Woodhead levelled before United hit four goals in the space of 11 minutes. Brook, Derek Hawksworth, Ringstead and Frederick Adamson Smith netted.

Thomas reduced Wednesday’s arrears with three minutes remaining before Brook completed his hat-trick.

Some Unitedites refer to the victory as the “The Magnificent Seven”.

But despite losing to their closest rivals, a Derek Dooley inspired Wednesday stormed to the Second Division championship that season.

What’s your favourite derby moment? What really sticks out in your mind? Email sport@thestar.co.uk