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Sheffield Wednesday Rivalry
The city of Sheffield is known for its steel industry, and because of it, the games between the Owls and the Blades – Sheffield United – are often referred to as the Steel City Derby. It is a fierce rivalry, even according to English standards, as United took Wednesday’s former ground at Bramall Lane for their own. The first blood went to Wednesday, however, with a 2-1 win in 1890.
The FA Cup semi-final clash in 1993 is also remembered in the history of the fixture, which ended in the same result. United now play in the Premier League, after securing second place in the Championship at the end of 2018/19.
Sheffield Wednesday History
The club was formed back in 1867 by the cricket club of the same name, with the initial aim of keeping the team together and fit over the winter period. However, football quickly became the more popular of the two sports, and the two entities separated completely from each other in 1882. The cricked club was shut down in 1925.
Having lost the FA Cup final in 1890, Wednesday were admitted to the Football League on its first expansion in 1892. Four years later, they lifted the FA Cup for the first time by beating Wolverhampton Wanderers in the final. In 1899, they moved into the Hillsborough stadium, which would become the place of one of the most tragic events in the world of sports.
The club spent all seasons leading up to World War I in the top division bar one, but after the conflict ended the period of ups and downs started. Nonetheless, Wednesday managed to add the 1929 and 1930 First Division trophies to those they had previously won in 1903 and 1904, and that remains their tally to this day.
Throughout the decades that followed, they had periods of success, when they were still a formidable team in the top tier and those of less success as they spent, for example, the second half of the 1970s in the Third Division.
On April 15th 1989, an FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest was set to take place at Hillsborough, but it was eventually abandoned as 96 Liverpool supporters were crushed to death due to the Leppings Lane terraces getting overcrowded, in a disastrous event that shook the world. There is a memorial to those that lost their lives, placed outside the South Stand of the stadium. The full truth regarding the tragedy is still being revealed, with criminal proceeding against those held responsible still going on. The event led to stadiums across England being reorganized to have seats rather than standing terraces, and the perimeter fences were removed. The Owls had another relatively successful stint through the 1990s when they stayed in the Premier League for seven seasons, before suffering relegation from the top tier for the last time so far in 2000. Since then, they’ve mostly been playing in the Championship.
Apart from the four league titles in England, the club have a total of three FA Cups under their belt, as well as the 1991 League Cup.
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