What happened to the Sheffield United side that beat moneybags Blackburn Rovers in 1993 FA Cup quarter-final?

There is something about the FA Cup that seemed to bring out the best in Sheffield United during the 1990s, with many memorable moments and matches at Bramall Lane.

Saturday, 20th March 2021, 6:00 pm
Alan Kelly celebrates victory over Blackburn with defender Paul Beesley - Steve Ellis

One of the best was the 1993 FA Cup quarter-final against moneybags Blackburn, which saw United progress on penalties and set up a semi-final clash with city rivals Wednesday.

But what happened to Dave Bassett’s boys from that game?

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The Republic of Ireland international represented Blackburn, Stockport and Birmingham City after his long spell at Bramall Lane ended. He later moved into coaching and left his job as Ireland's goalkeeping coach recently. Still involved at Everton
Owns the Manor House venue in Dronfield, he also represented Wimbledon, Aston Villa, Preston North End and Hull City.
Skipper Gayle became a popular figure at Bramall Lane after joining the club from Ipswich Town for a then club record £750,000 in September 1991. He clocked up 119 appearances for the Blades before leaving for Exeter City on a free transfer in 1996. He hung up his boots in 2001.
Pemberton enjoyed successful playing spells at United, Crystal Palace and Leeds, playing in an FA Cup final for Palace and in Europe with Leeds. He later moved into coaching, returning to Bramall Lane for a spell with the club's youngsters, and was most recently in charge of Chesterfield before leaving late last year
One-club man Whitehouse's United career spanned 13 years and he will be remembered as an accomplished winger who could also play at left-back. The Sheffield-born star scored 50 goals in 275 appearances for the Blades before he was forced to retire due to a serious knee injury sustained in a game against Port Vale. Now works shifts at a steelworks
Forward Littlejohn shot to prominence when he fired the Blades to a 1-0 win over Liverpool at Bramall Lane in September 1992 - one of 12 goals he scored in two spells with United. He returned for his second in 2001, and was last seen as a physio at Cardiff City
The brother-in-law of a future Bramall Lane legend in Alan Kelly, Sheffield-born Hoyland followed in his father Tommy's footsteps when he signed for the Blades. He later played for Burnley before returning to United as a youth coach, before joining Everton as lead first-team scout
Once sent off against Manchester United for punching Eric Cantona, Hartfield was a boxer before turning professional with Arsenal. He admits a gambling addiction ruined his career and was later jailed for nine years and one month for being involved in a drug trafficking gang, but has now turned his life around
A prodigiously talented footballer, Hodges played almost 150 times for the Blades before going on to spells at Derby, Hong Kong side Sing Tao and Hull City. Later moved into management and was most recently seen at AFC Wimbledon, who he left earlier this year
Better known as 'Jock', Bryson played 150 times for the Blades and scored one of their goals in a 6-0 win over Spurs in the Premier League. Later had a spell coaching youngsters in Preston's academy
Cork left Wimbledon to join the Blades after a remarkably long spell with the Dons, and famously refused to shave his beard whilever United were in the FA Cup in 1992/93. He scored United's equaliser in the FA Cup semi-final that season at Wembley, and later returned to United as assistant manager to Micky Adams
Having progressed through United’s youth system, he made more than 150 league appearances before joining Everton, Barnsley. York City and then becoming a plasterer.
Born in Liverpool, the defender moved to Bramall Lane from Leyton Orient and later held coaching positions with both Leeds and Notts County.