One of the most anticipated fixtures in the calendar, the Sheffield derby is the clash that gets the whole city talking, and is a match that neither side can afford to lose. With Wednesday chasing promotion, the matches against United had a greater sense of importance in the 2011/12 season as these were games that the Owls simply couldn't afford to lose.
Sheffield United 2-2 Sheffield Wednesday - Bramall Lane, 16th October 2011
With Wednesday staring down the barrel of a 2-0 defeat with just eight minutes of play remaining, this match will be remembered for the incredible team spirit that saw the Owls undertake an incredible comeback to take a share of the points. With both goals coming late in the game, thanks first to Chris O'Grady, followed by a Gary Madine header, Wednesday fans went home the happier that day in what was a thrilling match.
Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Sheffield United - Hillsborough, 26th February 2012
The home fixture saw Wednesday claim the bragging rights as the team displayed the determination required to earn all three points at a vital stage of the promotion campaign. Despite the visitors coming close enough to test the woodwork, it was a goal from Chris O'Grady that made the difference. Finding space from 10 yards out, O'Grady headed his seventh goal of the season into the corner of the net from a Lewis Buxton cross, sending Hillsborough faithful into raptures.
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