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Yesterdays: Crossley at the last!

23 December 2014

On this day in 2006, goalkeeper Mark Crossley went down in the Hillsborough history books.

With the Owls trailing 3-2 to Southampton in added time in S6, Crossley – who was on loan from Fulham – headed home from Chris Brunt’s corner to bag a dramatic point.

In doing so, Crossley became the first Wednesday custodian to score in open play.

Grzegorz Rasiak and former Owls loanee Kenwyne Jones put the visitors 2-0 up and Bradley Wright-Phillips restored the two-goal cushion after Glenn Whelan had pulled one back for Wednesday.

With 20 minutes left on the clock, Whelan notched his second of the game to set up a grandstand finish and just as it seemed Wednesday’s luck was out…up stepped Crossley!

In the fourth minute of added time, the goalkeeper climbed high from Brunt’s corner to nod past Kelvin Davis, sparking huge celebrations!

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