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#WEMBLEY100: LOCAL LADS BOOTH AND BILLY SECURE PROMOTION IN ‘95!

28 April 2023

Club News

#WEMBLEY100: LOCAL LADS BOOTH AND BILLY SECURE PROMOTION IN ‘95!

28 April 2023

Huddersfield Town join celebrations of Wembley Stadium as it becomes 100 years old

- Wembley Stadium celebrating 100 years since opening
- Hashtag #Wembley100 to follow celebrations on social media
- Town look back on 1995 Play-Off Final win under Neil Warnock!

As our national stadium celebrates 100 years of existence today, we’re joining in the celebrations by looking back at our first ever Wembley win back in 1995!

Playing against Bristol Rovers in the Second Division Play-Off Final on 28 May 1995 having beaten Brentford in the semi-final, Town won 2-1 thanks to goals from Huddersfield lads Andy Booth and Chris Billy under the Management of Neil Warnock who would leave the Club soon after, eventually returning earlier this season after almost 30 years away.

Our first Wembley win in five attempts spanning 67 years, our sole FA Cup triumph came at Stamford Bridge before the national stadium was opened.

Having enjoyed two further wins at Wembley in Play-Off Finals since, being promoted to the Sky Bet Championship in 2012 before stepping back into the top flight of English football in 2017 thanks to a penalty shootout win over Reading.

In the game in question, Club legend Booth put Town ahead on the stroke of half-time with a trademark headed finish, only for Marcus Stewart to equalise moments later before the break.

Chris Billy won the game in the 81st minute after a great run down the left from substitute Iain Dunn, with his cross headed back across the box for Billy to run onto and connect with a header of his own in front of 59,175 in north-west London.

To follow all of the #Wembley100 celebrations, search the hashtag across social media today!


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