Webb Jr is following in his father David's FA Cup footsteps
Danny Webb finally emulated his father David on Friday morning by lifting the FA Cup.
The circumstances were a little different of course. A Friday morning in January at Salisbury City’s homely Raymond McEnhill Stadium compared with a Wednesday night at Old Trafford in 1970.
Family affair: Danny Webb lifts the FA Cup at Salisbury's Raymond McEnhill Stadium
That evening 42 years ago, Webb Snr’s extra-time headed winner gave Chelsea victory over Leeds in a final replay watched by a TV audience of 28 million – the second highest ever for a sports programme, after the 1966 World Cup final.
Making history: David Webb with the same trophy in 1970
There were more like 28 people watching on Friday as Webb Jnr, also a defender, grasped the famous trophy as he prepared to take on Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Saturday.
He said: ‘I must have been eight or nine when I realised my dad had won the Cup and scored the winning goal. Or maybe (Roberto) Di Matteo scoring that early goal in 1997 when Chelsea won it for the first time since 1970 and they kept showing footage that it really hit home.’
All aboard: Webb gets on the Salisbury bus bound for Sheffield
Good header, wasn’t it
‘Well, a good cheek. From a long throw as well. It’s when we go up to watch a game at Chelsea or are around London, with the amount of cabbies who know him that you realise how big he was for Chelsea. ‘Now he gets his fix of football coming to every Salisbury home game. He stands behind the goal in his flat cap and watches his boy play. But he’ll be up at Sheffield.’