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Friday 04 October 2013

On this day in 1997: Di Canio seals Wednesday win

Looking back at Premier League history, we recall Sheffield Wednesday's late win over Everton rifles through the annals of the Barclays Premier League to find significant events.

4 October 1997 - Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 Everton

Paolo Di Canio capped off a flurry of four goals in the last 12 minutes of a thrilling finale as Sheffield Wednesday moved out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone with a 3-1 win over fellow strugglers Everton.

The first half at Hillsborough was tightly contested and Everton had chances to take the lead after having the upper hand after the break, but Di Canio's fellow countryman Benito Carbone broke the deadlock on 78 minutes.

Carbone made it 2-0 from the penalty spot four minutes later before 18-year-old Everton forward Danny Cadamarteri scored his fourth goal in five games to give the visitors hope of a point. But the strike wasn't enough as Di Canio provided a composed finish from a through-ball by David Hirst to send the Toffees into the relegation zone.

The win proved to be an important one for the Owls as they finished four points above the Barclays Premier League drop zone. Everton secured safety at the expense of Bolton Wanderers on goal difference on a dramatic final day of the 1997/98 campaign.

  • Sheffield Wednesday's Paolo Di Canio scored in the 89th minute to seal a dramatic 3-1 win

  • The hosts took a two-goal lead after a quickfire double from midfielder Benito Carbone

  • Danny Cadamarteri pulled one back for Everton but it wasn't enough as Di Canio struck

  • There were four goals in an exciting final 12 minutes of this hard-fought encounter

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Key Points

  • looks back through the annals of history of the competition
  • A memorable event or match from each day of the year will be selected
  • We remember four goals in the last 12 minutes at Hillsborough as Sheffield Wednesday beat Everton 3-1