- Title: UK: SHEFIELD WEDNESDAY BEAT GORNIK ZABRZE IN INTERTOTO CUP.
- Date: 8th July 1995
- Summary: ROTHERHAM, UK (JULY 8, 1995) SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 3 GORNIK ZABRZE 2 (WEDNESDAY IN BLUE/WHITE STRIPES) 1. GORNIK DEFENDER MACIEJ KRZETOWSKI SLICES HIS ATTEMPTED CLEARANCE PAST HIS OWN GOALKEEPER 1-0 2. MAREK SZEMONSKI EQUALISES WITH A HALF VOLLEY FROM JUST INSIDE THE PENALTY AREA 1-1 3. CHRIS WADDLE'S LONG BALL FROM MIDFIELD IS CROSSED BY IAN NOLAN AND MARK BRIGHT HEADS IN FROM EIGHT METRES 2-1 SECOND HALF 4. BRIGHT SHOOTS AND HITS THE POST AND WADDLE SCORES FROM THE REBOUND 3-1 5. FROM A CORNER, WEDNESDAY DEFENDER DES WALKER HEADS BACK TOWARDS GOAL, GOALKEEPER CHRIS WOODS CATCHES BALL BUT FALLS OVER THE LINE 3-2 XXX Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
- Embargoed: 23rd July 1995 13:00
- Location: ROTHERHAM, UK
- Country: United Kingdom
- Reuters ID: LVA36I54S51W1ARMF11Z7JHCN30T
- Story Text: England's Sheffield Wednesday perked up their Intertoto Cup chances with a 3-2 win over Polish club Gornik Zabrze on Saturday (July 9).
A crowd of 5,592 at nearby Rotherham's ground saw Wednesday take control with a 13th-minute own goal by defender Maciej Krzetowski. The goal was a strange affair with a forward pass from Graham Hyde being sliced by Krzetowski into the air and over his goalkeeper. The ball bounced into the net just before Mark Bright could get a final touch.
Gornik equalised with a sharp half-volley into the top corner by Marek Szemonski in the 37th minute.
But a minute before half time, a splendid header by Bright from Ian Nolan's cross gave restored Wednesday's lead.
A close-range chance blasted home by Chris Waddle nine minutes into the second half after Bright's shot had come back off the post gave Wednesday a 3-1 lead.
But Gornik hit back after a bizarre 72nd-minute own goal by keeper Chris Woods, who was put under pressure from defender Des Walker's back-header and fell backwards over the line with the ball in his hands.
After that Woods - one of eight first team players starting the match - distinguished himself with three excellent saves as Wednesday maintained their hopes of qualifying for a UEFA cup place.
Waddle, who has turned down the job of player-coach at Hillsborough, thrilled the crowd with some clever touches and demonstrated his intention to be a major force solely as a player next season.
Group 1 standings (tabulated played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Karlsruhe 2 2 0 0 6 2 6 FC Basel 3 2 0 1 5 4 6 Aarhus 2 1 0 1 4 4 3 Sheffield Wed 2 1 0 1 3 3 3 Gornik 3 0 0 3 4 9 0
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