The 1991 Football League Cup Final was a football match played on 21 April 1991 between Manchester United and Sheffield Wednesday. It was the first of two years 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 back to the top flight. The match is regarded as one of the most memorable League Cup finals of all time.
|1991 Football League Cup Final|
|Event||1990–91 Football League Cup|
|Date||21 April 1991|
|Venue||Wembley Stadium, London|
|Man of the Match||Nigel Pearson|
|Referee||Ray Lewis (Surrey)|
|Manchester United||0–1||Sheffield Wednesday|
The broadcast of this League Cup final caused controversy in the Yorkshire region, as instead of showing the post-match celebrations (as London Weekend Television did), Yorkshire Television decided to cut the broadcast short to show a programme titled War of the Monster Trucks. Sheffielders often cite this event as a demonstration of the station's bias towards West Yorkshire, Leeds and above all Leeds United. The incident inspired the name of the Sheffield Wednesday fanzine War of the Monster Trucks.
Carlton Lloyd Palmer (born 5 December 1965) is a former professional footballer, manager and football television pundit.
As a player, he was a midfielder from 1984 to 2005, playing in the Premier League for Sheffield Wednesday, Leeds United, Southampton, Nottingham Forest and Coventry City. He also played for West Bromwich Albion, Watford and Dublin City. He was capped 18 times by England, and went into management in 2001 when he was appointed player/manager of Stockport County, later holding the same position at Mansfield Town from 2004 to 2005.John Sheridan (footballer)
John Joseph Sheridan (born 1 October 1964) is a football manager and former player. He is the manager of National League club Chesterfield.
A midfielder, he began his playing career with Manchester City and then moved to Leeds United, where he scored 47 league goals in 230 appearances. He played for Nottingham Forest briefly, under the management of Brian Clough, and then joined Sheffield Wednesday, for whom he scored the winning goal in the 1991 Football League Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. Near the end of his time with the club, he played for Birmingham City and Bolton Wanderers on loan before joining the latter permanently. Sheridan made 199 league appearances for Wednesday and scored 25 goals. He won the Football League with Bolton in 1997.
Sheridan played for Doncaster Rovers after leaving Bolton and then joined Oldham Athletic, where he spent the last six years of his playing career, scoring 14 league goals in 144 appearances. He played international football for the Republic of Ireland, for whom he won 34 caps and scored five goals over a seven-year period. Having been included in the Republic's squad for UEFA Euro 1988, Sheridan went on to play one game at the 1990 FIFA World Cup and four in the 1994 tournament.
He became Oldham's manager in 2006, having served as caretaker twice during his time as an Oldham player. Sheridan left the club in 2009, having spent more than ten years there as a player, coach and manager. He joined Chesterfield later that year, where he achieved success in league and cup competition. Sheridan resigned after three years in charge and became Plymouth Argyle's manager at the beginning of 2013. His brother, Darren, also played for several clubs in the Football League.Ronnie Starling
Ronald William Starling (11 October 1909 — 17 December 1991) was an English footballer whose career lasted from 1926 to 1946. Starling was an inside forward who made 413 appearances in all competitions, never a high scoring inside forward he was a player who created chances for other players, notching a modest 65 goals throughout his career. His ball carrying ability earned him the nickname of "The Man with the Fluttering Feet".
|Related to national team|
Manchester United F.C. matches
|FA Cup Finals|
|League Cup Finals|
|FA Community Shield|
|UEFA Champions League Finals|
|European Cup Winners' Cup Final|
|UEFA Europa League Final|
|UEFA Super Cup|
|FIFA Club World Cup Final|
|Notable league matches|
Sheffield Wednesday F.C. matches
|FA Cup Finals|
|League Cup Finals|
|FA Charity Shield|
|Football League play-off Final|