The Blizzard: Barnsley 2-4 Ipswich, 2000

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This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the fantastic First Division play-off Final that’s the subject of today’s Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard. Geneticist, author and broadcaster Adam Rutherford joins us to discuss Barnsley 2-4 Ipswich, the last club game at the old Wembley!

After Ipswich were knocked out in the three previous play-off semi-finals, they arrived at a Wembley on the back of a 7-5 aggregate win over Bolton in the semi-finals. They must’ve worried misfortune would strike again after just six minutes into the final, as a Richard Wright own goal put Barnsley ahead. But, on the back of some classy technical operators that had impressed all season, Ipswich pulled it back, with Adam and all his family cheering on in the sunshine.

For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!

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