When Jamie Vardy scored against Sheffield United the Sheffield Wednesday fan wasn’t shy in his celebration.
The Leicester City striker ran to the Kop, hands cupped behind his ears, and revelled in the abuse. So there was something of poetic justice when the Wednesday supporters endured the same at Hillsborough.
The Owls were knocked out of the Carabao Cup third round by Everton thanks to two early goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Like Vardy, Calvert-Lewin is a Sheffield boy. Unlike the Leicester forward he was actually signed by one of the city’s clubs, coming through the academy at Bramall Lane.
Calvert-Lewin broke into the Blades first team as a teenager. The England Under-21 international played 12 times for them before the Toffees came calling in the summer of 2016.
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When Calvert-Lewin netted in the sixth and then tenth minutes to secure the result, he clearly couldn’t resist copying the Vardy stance of a few weeks’ earlier.
It was a great moment for a former Blade that still holds a lot of affection in the red half of Sheffield. Few United fans would have begrudged Calvert-Lewin for his switch to Goodison Park a little over three years ago.
The 22-year-old had to do the best for his career. At the time the Blades were a League One club and the youngster was given the chance to showcase his skills in the Premier League.
Calvert-Lewin has made it work as well. While he still has his critics, the attacker has now played 100 times for the Merseyside team – scoring 20 goals.
Now his former side have joined him in the top flight. Who knows, maybe one day they will reunite?
Even if not, the way Calvert-Lewin reacted at Hillsborough shows that he has not forgotten his roots. And his feelings towards Wednesday.