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Yesterdays: Owls suffer Wembley heartbreak

14 May 2015

The year of 1966 is synonymous with success for England fans as the Three Lions lifted the World Cup on a momentous July afternoon at Wembley.

For Wednesdayites, though, the home of football hosted only heartache the same year as the Owls became the first team in FA Cup final history to take a 2-0 lead in and go on to lose the game in normal time.

But it all started so well for Wednesday, with Jim McCalliog opening the scoring after just four minutes.

The Owls were in dreamland 11 minutes into the second period when David Ford doubled the advantage and sent Wednesday on what appeared to be the road to glory.

But then came the collapse in an incredible 15-minute period that turned the game on its head.

Youngster Mike Trebilcock halved the deficit before promptly slotting home an equaliser.

The Owls were on the back foot, the Toffees had their tails up and Derek Temple duly drilled the winning goal to leave Wednesday stunned, bruised and beaten.

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