Saturday 22 January 1897 at Bramall Lane (Att 10,000)
Wolves (0) 1 (Smith 89): Baddeley, Eccles, Blackett, Griffiths, Malpass, Fleming, Tonks, Wood, Beats, W.Smith, Miller.
Sheffield United (1) 2 (McKay 1, Almond 86): Foulke, Thickett, Cain, Howell, Morren, Needham, Bennett, McKay, Almond, Cunningham, Priest.
Order of Goals: s,s,W.
Missing: Billy Owen was missing only his second League match in two and a half years through a family bereavement.