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08 August 2017 Venue Hillsborough Attendance

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Carabao Cup at Hillsborough

7 August 2017

Attention now turns to the Carabao Cup for the Owls with a first round clash against Chesterfield on Tuesday at Hillsborough.

Carlos Carvalhal will preview the cup clash today from 1.15pm at Middlewood Road and we’ll have the key updates via the official Twitter account @swfc and live coverage on the SWFC Facebook page.

TICKETS

Tickets for Tuesday’s first round clash are on general sale and priced as follows: Adults £15, Over 65s and Under 21s £10 and Under 17s £5.

For full ticket details CLICK HERE.

THE GAME

The cup-tie must be settled on the night at Hillsborough.

In the event of the scores being level after 90 minutes, there will be 30 minutes of extra time followed by a penalty shootout, if the tie remains undecided.

Should it be decided on penalties, as announced by the EFL last week, the new ‘ABBA’ penalty shootout formula will be utilised.

For full details on the reformed format CLICK HERE.

The Carabao Cup second round draw will take place on Thursday 10 August.

League One Bury face Championship side Sunderland live on Sky Sports (7.45pm) after which the draw will be made.

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Report: Wednesday 4-1 Chesterfield

8 August 2017

Wednesday progressed to the second round of the Carabao Cup after easing past Chesterfield at Hillsborough.

Quickfire first half goals from Gary Hooper and Steven Fletcher overturned a Kristian Dennis penalty before Barry Bannan made the game safe in the second period.

Sam Hutchinson applied the final coating of gloss in the closing stages as the hosts simply had too much for the recently relegated Spireites, who had to deal with wave after wave of Wednesday attacks.

Right from the start, the Owls were in the driving seat and gave the visitors little time to settle – Hooper fizzed just over the bar following a neat three-man move.

Fletcher was then twice denied in front of goal, first by goalkeeper Joe Anyon and then defender Scott Wiseman almost on the line.

Wednesday were dominant, with the Derbyshire side reduced to the very occasional effort on the counter, the most threatening of which was a curler from Chigozie Ugwu that narrowly missed the target.

The game reverted to type and Bannan, Adam Reach and Fletcher all had a go at breaking the Chesterfield resistance.

Ross Wallace was next with a long ranger that whistled wide, Bannan fired over, but then Chesterfield hit the front completely against the run of play.

Daniel Pudil was adjudged to have handled a looping cross in the box and Dennis made no mistake from the spot.

Fletcher came close to equalising with a drop header before Hooper finally made the pressure tell on 43 minutes, slotting in on the angle to convert Almen Abdi’s feed.

Then, right on the whistle, the Owls deservedly took the lead when Jack Hunt dinked over to the back post and Fletcher was on hand to head powerfully past Anyon.

There was little respite for Chesterfield after the resumption and Bannan landed an audacious chip onto the top of a relieved Anyon’s net.

As in the first half, the Spireites showed intent on the break and Joe Wildsmith was called into action to tip a fierce Dennis shot over.

Ex-Owl Chris O’Grady shot into the side netting and Dennis was thwarted again by Wildsmith as Gary Coldwell’s men grew into the second half.

But Chesterfield were promptly stopped in their tracks by the goal of the game from Bannan on 75 minutes.

The on song midfielder slalomed round three challenges before hitting a delicious shot into the top corner out of Anyon’s reach.

Sam Winnall twice went close to making it 4-1 before Hutchinson did exactly that, finishing off a move he started seven minutes from time.

The Spireites pressed for a consolation and Wildsmith saved athletically from O’Grady, which proved the keeper’s last action as he was forced out of the action following a collision with the same player.

With Wednesday having used all their substitutes, Hutchinson took the gloves but was not required to make a save as his side went safely into round two.

Wednesday: Wildsmith, Hunt (Hutchinson 58), Lees, Pudil, Reach, Wallace, Jones, Abdi (Winnall 69), Bannan, Fletcher (Matias 75), Hooper

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Ticket News

Pay on the turnstiles for Owls v Spireites

8 August 2017

The Owls host Chesterfield in the first round of the Carabao Cup this evening at Hillsborough (7.45pm).

Tickets will be available for supporters to purchase on the night from the turnstiles on the Kop, South and Grandstand.

Supporters are advised to arrive as early as possible as large queues are expected.

Ticket prices are:

Adults £15
Over 65s and Under 21s £10
Under 17s £5

The turnstiles open at 6.30pm.

Supporters who have booked online should check their purchase history to check if they have selected the e-ticket option (print at home) or a standard paper ticket (collect).

Ticket collections are available in the Ticket Office until 6.30pm, thereafter Kop tickets go to Gate 18 and South/Grandstand to Gate 6.

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