Wembley 25: Slideshow - The homecoming...thousands line Sheffield streets to welcome Owls heroes

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After the joy at Wembley, it was back to Sheffield for Wednesday’s Cup Final heroes.

Thousands of people lined the streets, paying tribute to the men who had beaten Manchester United and the odds to bring silverware back to the Steel City.

Sheffield Wednesday players are greeted by thousands of fans on their Wembley homecoming

Sheffield Wednesday players are greeted by thousands of fans on their Wembley homecoming

An open top bus made it’s way through Sheffield towards the Town Hall where the team looked down upon the sea of blue and white that had come out to greet them.

Watch the slideshow and see if you can spot anyone you know, 25 years on

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