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The 1991 Rumbelows Cup Final was a football match played on 21 April 1991 between Manchester United and Sheffield Wednesday. It was the only year that the competition was sponsored by Rumbelows.

Despite the previous season's FA Cup winners, Manchester United being favourites to lift the trophy, Second Division side Sheffield Wednesday won the match 1–0, the winning goal scored by John Sheridan, giving the Owls their first League Cup title in a season when they also won promotion to the top flight. The match is regarded as one of the most memorable League Cup finals of all time..

The trophy was presented to Wednesday skipper Nigel Pearson by Rumbelows employee of the year Tracy Bateman. Pearson was also named man of the match.

Match details



MANCHESTER UNITED:
GK 1 Les Sealey
RB 2 Denis Irwin
LB 3 Clayton Blackmore
CB 4 Steve Bruce
RM 5 Neil Webb
CB 6 Gary Pallister
CM 7 Bryan Robson
CM 8 Paul Ince
CF 9 Brian McClair
CF 10 Mark Hughes
LM 11 Lee Sharpe
Substitutes:
DF Mike Phelan
DF Mal Donaghy
Manager:
Alex Ferguson
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY
GK 1 Chris Turner
RB 2 Roland Nilsson
LB 3 Phil King
CM 4 John Harkes
CB 5 Peter Shirtliff
CB 6 Nigel Pearson
RM 7 Danny Wilson
CM 8 John Sheridan
CF 9 David Hirst
CF 10 Paul Williams
LM 11 Nigel Worthington
Substitutes:
DF Lawrie Madden
FW Trevor Francis
Manager:
Ron Atkinson


Yorkshire Television controversy

The broadcast of this League Cup final caused controversy in the Yorkshiremarker region, as instead of showing the post-match celebrations (as London Weekend Television did), Yorkshire Television decided to cut the broadcast short in order to show a programme titled War of the Monster Trucks. Sheffieldersmarker often cite this event as a demonstration of the station's bias towards West Yorkshire, Leedsmarker and above all Leeds United. The incident inspired the name of the Sheffield Wednesday fanzine War of the Monster Trucks.

Road to Wembley

References

  1. http://www.football-league.co.uk/page/AlanHardakerTrophyWinners/0,,10794~1354852,00.html


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