This is why a classic Sheffield football match will be on TV again this weekend

A classic Sheffield Wednesday match from nearly 30 years ago will be shown again this weekend – to keep football fans happy during the coronavirus crisis.

Saturday, 21st March 2020, 11:57 am
Updated Saturday, 21st March 2020, 11:58 am

On what would have been FA Cup quarter final weekend, the BBC has decided to revisit some classic previous matches from the competition – and on Sunday, Owls fans will be able to revisit the 1992-93 season when a Match of the Day special screens Derby v Sheffield Wednesday from that season.

The high-octane game saw the clubs fight out a thrilling 3-3 draw – with the Owls winning the replay 1-0 at Hillsborough.

Of course, that victory then set up the Steel City semi-final derby at Wembley – which saw the Owls edge a 2-1 victory over the Blades in front of a 75,000 crowd.

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Wednesday's victory set up the Steel City Derby at Wembley.

It meant Wednesday reached their second domestic cup final in the same season, but there was to be no joy in either game.

Arsenal won the League Cup 2-1 against the Owls at Wembley in April and after a 1-1 draw in the first game, repeated the feat in the replay, moving to a 2-1 victory to secure a domestic double and leave Wednesday without silverware.

The show on Sunday at 4.40pm on BBC1 will also cover Everton vs Ipswich from 1985 and Man Utd vs Portsmouth from 2008.

Even though the football season has been suspended until at least April 30 because of coronavirus, fans will still be able to get a fix tonight when Match of the Day is broadcast on BBC1 at 10.20pm.