Date: 5th March 2020 at 6:38pm
Written by: Brian Morgan

Barry Bannan came away with credit from some supporters despite Sheffield Wednesday being knocked out of the FA Cup Fifth Round at the hands of Manchester City.

The 30-year-old started alongside Joey Pelupessy and Kieran Lee at the heart of the midfield on Wednesday night and fared well despite coming up against superior opposition.

No Owls player made more passes, created more chances, whipped in as many accurate crosses and had more successful dribbles than Bannan.

The Scottish international pulled off an impressing nutmeg on Bernado Silva which went viral on social media and was called “an incredible player” by Pep Guardiola.

Against City, Bannan had 55 touches, created one chance, completed 77.4% of his 31 passes, whipped in two crosses with 50% accuracy, found a teammate with three of his five long balls (60%), made two tackles, blocked one shot, made four interceptions, had two successful dribbles and made one clearance.

The 30-year-old has made 36 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring and creating nine goals. Bannan had been playing through pain, but he’ll be key for Wednesday ahead of Saturday’s meeting with Brentford. Fans will no doubt hope he can deliver another standout performance.

How will Sheffield Wednesday fare against Brentford?

Win

Win

Draw

Draw

Lose

Lose

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