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1988 Football League Trophy Final

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Date  29 May 1988
Attendance  80,841
Man of the Match  Floyd Streete (Wolves)
1988 Football League Trophy Final
Event  1987–88 Football League Trophy
Venue  Wembley Stadium, London
Referee  Roger Milford (Somerset)

The 1988 Football League Trophy Final, known as the Sherpa Van Trophy Final for sponsorship reasons was the 5th final of the domestic football cup competition for teams from the Third and Fourth Divisions.

The final was played at Wembley Stadium in London on 29 May 1988, The game was contested by Burnley and Wolverhampton Wanderers before a crowd of 80,841, a record for the trophy. Wolves won the match 2–0 thanks to goals in either half by Andy Mutch and Robbie Dennison.

Background

The match took place three weeks after the end of the domestic league programme. Wolves had already won the Fourth Division title in their second ever season at that level, and boasted the division's top goalscorer in Steve Bull (34 league goals; 52 in total). Burnley had finished tenth in the division and would take four further seasons before being promoted. Wolves had won both league games between the two clubs that season 3–0.

This fixture marked the only time two previous English champions have met in the final of this competition, and also made Wolves the only former champions to date to have won the trophy.

References

1988 Football League Trophy Final Wikipedia


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