Sheffield Wednesday pulled off one of the greatest ever comebacks in the history of the English Football League last night.
Sheffield Wednesday went into the second leg of their League One play-off semi-final against Peterborough United with a four-goal deficit. Posh won the first leg 4-0 and almost everyone had written off Wednesday going into the second leg at Hillsborough last night.
But the Owls won 4-0 in normal time to take the game to extra time, thanks to goals from Matt Smith, Lee Gregory, Reece James, and then one in the 98th minute from Liam Palmer. Posh then found themselves back in front during extra time after Gregory put own into his own net, but Callum Paterson equalised soon after and took the game to penalties, which Wednesday 5-3.
An heroic night for Wednesday fans and for the neutral viewer too. And after the game, Wednesday boss Darren Moore and club captain Barry Bannan gave a rousing dressing room speech which was filmed and posted by the club.
Watch it here:
🔊 Listen to this… pic.twitter.com/5d77tkV076
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) May 18, 2023
Wednesday to Wembley…
The League One play-off final takes place on May 29th. Sheffield Wednesday will either be playing their South Yorkshire rivals Barnsley or Bolton Wanderers in the final, with the two teams meeting for their second leg tonight.
But Wednesday will go into the final believing that anything is possible. After that win last night, the players and staff will fully believe that they can beat either Barnsley or Bolton in the final, and so they should – last night’s performance was one of the most breath-taking games in EFL history.
Moore and everyone involved at Wednesday will have a keen eye on tonight’s game at Oakwell, which kicks off at 8pm and will be available to watch live on Sky Sports.