Date: 16th August 2018 at 9:57pm
Written by:
Sunderland
0 – 2
Sheffield Wednesday

Stadium Of Light

EFL Cup

16/08/2018 7:45 pm

Attendance: 13890

Referee: Toner

Sunderland Sheffield Wednesday
Matias (29), Reach (79)
McLaughlin Wildsmith
James 80 Palmer
Hume van Aken 63
Ozturk Lees
Baldwin Nielsen
Cattermole 66 Boyd
Power Bannan 86
Honeyman
 
Reach
O'Nien
 
Hunt 45
Embleton 61 Matias
Maguire Fletcher

Substitutes

Ruiter Dawson
Gooch 61 Jones
Maja 66 Nuhiu
Molyneux 80 O'Grady
Mumba Kirby 45
Taylor Lee 86
Robson Penney 63

Game Statistics

9 Goal attempts 8
1 On Target 6
7 Corners 2
8 Fouls 16
2 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
55 % 45

Earlier this evening Sheffield Wednesday opened up their 2018/19 EFL Cup campaign with a trip up to Sunderland and the Stadium of Light.

With Wednesday not having too many options owing to no signings over the permanent transfer window and our current injury situation, manager Jos Luhukay did shake things up a little with his starting eleven as a couple of new faces came into his thoughts for the match but it was largely as fans were probably expecting.

Alex Hunt, last season’s Under 18 skipper did come in for his debut though.

Goals from Marco Matias and Adam Reach gave us the 2-0 victory on the evening and that will certainly lift spirits and with the EFL Cup draw for the second round taking place earlier in the evening, we now know we host Wolverhampton Wanderers and Hillsborough at the next stage of the competition.

Hopefully, they’ll prioritise the Premier League and take the Cups less seriously this term as a mini Cup run would do us the world of good for a variety of reasons.

 

One Reply to “Wolves Next As The Owls Take A 2-0 Victory In The Cup”

  • Though the glaring lack of pace in our side was obvious to all it was nice to ease through this fixture , and the use of so many home grown and acadamy players in action was a real bonus .

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