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The 1988 Sherpa Van Trophy Final
Sunday 29th May 1988, Kick Off 3pm
How Wolves Reached Wembley
On the last Sunday of May 1988 a staggering 80,841 people enjoyed the Sherpa Van Trophy Final at Wembley. Bellamy clipped the bar early on and then in the 23rd minute Bull clipped the ball on for Mutch to head Wolves in front, sparking off joyful scenes amongst their amazing following of approximately 45,000 supporters. Dennison, who by now had also appeared for Ireland in a World Cup Qualifier, beautifully curled a free-kick into the top corner of the net to make it 2-0 after 51 minutes. However, Wolves had lost two players while others had received treatment for injuries so it was hardly surprising that Burnley dominated for a long period in which they did everything but score. Yet it was Wolves who finished back in control with Mutch hitting the post as they proved worthy victors on a wonderful afternoon for football.