The last time Sheffield United were in the Premier League before this season, Danny Webber played a big role for them.
Webber spent four-and-a-half years at Bramall Lane. The striker helped the Blades gain promotion from the Championship for the first time in 12 years in 2006.
Life back in the top flight was tough for United and they were eventually relegated on the final day of the campaign. A 2-1 home defeat to Wigan Athletic sealed their fate. Webber missed a great chance on the day and hit the post instead.
Yet at beginning the the term there was still hope. Neil Warnock’s side weren’t in great form, losing six and winning just one of their opening ten league matches.
On the road they had failed to score a goal in five attempts. Yet that was all about to change at Newcastle United.
Big moment for Danny Webber and Sheffield United
In the 68th minute at St James’ Park, Webber scored the only goal of the game. It was not only the Blades’ first away strike of the season, but also secured their first win on the road.
Webber was taken off by Warnock shortly afterwards, but it turns out that the forward was lucky to be playing at all.
“This goal for me was a big goal in many ways,” the 38-year-old told SUTV.
“I’d had the flu all week and Neil had asked me to play. I’d trained one day and the tank was running on empty just before I scored the goal.
“I just remember peeling off the back of the defender and Monty (Nick Montgomery) put a great ball in and I managed to get a diving header.”
Webber left Bramall Lane in 2009 after scoring 29 goals in 123 appearances. The rest of his career was troubled by injuries and he retired in 2016.