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Premier League: Sheffield Wednesday stars in the biggest rise in history


The rise of the English language full of implausible stories, but few, if any, Like the one in Sheffield Wednesday. Defeat against Burton Albion (3-2) five days after the end took The Owls (Los Owls). The possibility of relying on themselves for direct downloadto the championship (second).

Third place, behind Plymouth Argyle (1) and Ipswich Town (2), They are doomed to play the “qualifiers”. It was there that the miracle worked. defeat In the first leg of the semi-final against Peterborough United (4-0) He left Sheffield Wednesday and was virtually eliminated…but at Hillsborough, ‘the magic is out’.

A Liam Palmer goal in the 98th minute allowed Darren Moore’s men to level the game and force extra time. In overtime, it’s time to “paddle again.” A Lee Gregory own goal, author of the momentary 2-0 score, on 105 minutes put Peterborough back into the lead.

However, Callum Patterson, at 112′, Putting the final 5-1 which gave way to a penalty shootout. Dan Butler fails – sends his furthest penalty against the crossbar – Sheffield Wednesday qualified for the Wembley final against Barnsley.

On the way to the “Football Cathedral” a new problem arose. The pitch invasion that followed the euphoria I faced against Peterborough caused Lee Gregory, the ‘9’ of Los Ol’s, to lose his protective mask. There was no way to replace him in time, so in order to find him, Sheffield Wednesday launched a desperate SOS through its social networks. “Any idea where it might be?” they asked. job. It was held by a fan who tried to contact Gregory without success.

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The final against Barnsley, with Gregory on the ‘green’, had the same suspense. The score was 0-0 at the end of the ninety and overtime was on the same track. Both teams seemed to be accepting penalties, and suddenly, Wembley came to a boil.

It was the 123rd minute when Gregory said to me The Man in the Mask was received into the left corner of the big area, voyaging free from Mark Bobby Thomas and I served the center with the left so that Joshua Windass, coming with it all, will head to the net to “dive on a plate.” Pure “football”.

“I’ve never seen anything like what happened at Wembley, but I haven’t seen anything like this season either. Our rise and the way we achieved it together, on and off the field, It shows that anything is possible.” He reassured the owner, Dijvon Chancery.

“There’s no guarantee we would have won the shootout, but it would have been fairer. It was the last play. I haven’t seen it repeated and I don’t think I will do it again. I’m devastated.” I am 45 years old, I have watched a lot of football matches, lost many matches and this is the hardest thing I have ever been through. Michael Duff, the Barnsley manager, lamented.



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