Re-live the Autoglass Trophy Final as Huddersfield Town faced Swansea City
- Huddersfield Town’s first trip to Wembley since 1938
- Neil Warnock’s side were beaten on penalties by Swansea City
- Around 27,000 Town fans went to see the Terriers in the Autoglass Trophy Final
Huddersfield Town supporters’ long wait to see the Club at Wembley Stadium was finally over as Neil Warnock guided the Terriers to the Autoglass Trophy Final in 1994.
56 years since Huddersfield Town’s last visit to the national stadium – an FA Cup Final against Preston North End in 1938 – the Terriers were finally back.
Admittedly to then-Manager Neil Warnock and his players, success in the Autoglass Trophy wasn’t one of their main priorities. However, after the cup run continued to build and a chance to play at Wembley was in their sights, they became more determined than ever to get to the Final.
Seven gruelling games later a 4-3 aggregate win over Carlisle United secured Town’s spot at Wembley, a triumph that re-energised the whole town’s love for football.
As tickets went on sale, supporters queued in the turbulent weather conditions for up to four hours to get a ticket to see Neil Warnock’s side at Wembley – a dream for many.
Around 27,000 Town supporters flocked to the stands at Wembley Stadium, but unfortunately for the Terriers, they didn’t get off to the best of starts.
After just eight minutes, Swansea’s Andrew McFarlane latched on to a long ball over the top, rounded the ‘keeper and placed the ball into the back of the net.
On the hour mark though, Neil Warnock’s side fought back. Richard Logan was on hand to head Phil Starbuck’s corner into the back of the net and equalise.
Chances continued to fall for both sides, but no-one could find the elusive winner.
The match went to penalties and unfortunately Town were beaten. Graham Mitchell, Phil Starbuck and Tom Cowan all missed their spot kicks.
Despite not lifting the trophy, the match brought together the town and the football club and inspired many young football fans in the local area.
“It’s given our grandchildren, grandkids, people who haven’t been to the game for years, some who’ve never seen Huddersfield play, it’s given them a club and a trip they’ll never forget,” said Neil Warnock.
“With the new Stadium on the horizon as well it’s given us a new generation and I think we are a big enough club to keep some of those supporters, so it’s going to be the life blood of the Club.”
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