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Yesterdays: Talk of the Toon!

22 September 2015

The Owls visit Premier League Newcastle on Wednesday in the Capital One Cup – a game that rekindles one of the most iconic memories in our recent history.

The date was 14 April 1984, the venue St James’ Park and the match an old Division Two clash between Newcastle and the Owls.

Howard Wilkinson's side went into the game in pole position and an enthralling contest unfolded in front of 36,725 on Tyneside.

But the efforts of both teams amounted to nothing in terms of goals – until Gary Shelton struck for Wednesday 12 minutes from time.

Gary Megson headed across goal and Shelton pivoted to execute a perfect overhead kick that nestled in the corner of Kevin Carr’s net.

To make the moment all the more sweet, the goal that proved the winner was scored in front of the travelling thousands from Sheffield.

The victory left the Owls needing three more points to end a 14-year exile from the top flight – which were duly posted against Crystal Palace a week later at Hillsborough.

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