Dennison: "The 50,000 fans took my breath away"

The supporters who flocked to the old Wembley in 1988 to see Wolves lift the Sherpa Van Trophy will no doubt recollect Robbie Dennison’s inch-perfect free-kick with memories which bely the years.

The Northern Irishman lifted his free-kick kick over the Burnley wall and into the top corner, and now reflects on what is one of the most special goals of his career.  

Dennison's memories of the Day:

To have on your CV that you scored a goal at Wembley to win a cup final is something that will live with me for the rest of my life.

The atmosphere at Wembley that day was unbelievable. To be a part of the game was brilliant, and to get the opportunity to walk out of the Wembley tunnel and onto the pitch at the end where more than 50,000 Wolves fans were, took my breath away as the noise the fans were making was incredible.

Although I was nervous because of what I wanted to achieve with the club, I had to try and enjoy the occasion and I felt we all did that day.

The game itself was not that great really, but by the time my goal came 'Mutchy' had already put us 1-0 up. We were quite solid, as we always were when we got our noses in front, and we were very hard to beat.

Going through my head at that time was that a second goal – whoever scored it – basically would have won us the game.

However, when you look back on it more than 30 years later and you realise you were the one who scored, that is fantastic – especially in the manner I did.

Playing at Wembley was always a dream for me, so to score from a free-kick to win a cup final there has been a massive goal for me over the years and it’s a nice little thing that I will always hold dearly in my memory.

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