Wembley 25: Remembering Sheffield Wednesday’s 1991 League Cup triumph over Manchester United

Owls fans at Wembley for the 1991 League Cup Final
Owls fans at Wembley for the 1991 League Cup Final
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It’s 25 years to the day since Sheffield Wednesday defied the odds, as a Second Division side, by beating mighty Manchester United in the final of the Rumbelows League Cup at Wembley.

Here are some stories to help Owls fans relive that magical moment...

Sheffield Wednesday laughed all the way to Wembley and left weeping tears of joy. Here’s our Owls man at the time, Paul Thompson, with his Wembley Match Verdict, as reported in The Star the following day. CLICK HERE to read

Indisputably the better team – with a bigger heart, the greater ambition, the fiercer hunger for glory and the support of the more fanatical crowd – won the Rumbelows Cup at Wembley. Here’s Tony Pritchett’s view on Wembley glory. CLICK HERE

Picture Slideshow: It’s party time on the pitch for heroes CLICK HERE

DINK! It’s a wonderful sound that all Wednesdayites know and love. It’s the sound of victory. Owls fan Laura Jones looks back on why that win was so special. CLICK HERE

“We didn’t fear anybody. We felt we could get a result against anyone in that particular season.” Lawrie Madden on an incredible campaign. CLICK HERE

Skipper Nigel Pearson said: “It’s the greatest sporting moment of my life, and for the fans I’m sure.” Read more quotes from players and management in the immediate aftermath. CLICK HERE

Liam Hoden on how Monster Trucks upstaged Wednesday’s cup celebrations on television. CLICK HERE

Legendary Owl Roland Nilsson on his pride at the Class of ‘91. CLICK HERE

The Homecoming: Watch our video slideshow as thousands welcome home their heroes CLICK HERE