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Match preview: Bristol City v Wednesday

5 October 2018

The Owls are back on the road this Sunday (1.30pm) travelling to Bristol City and ahead of the Ashton Gate clash, here is swfc.co.uk’s match preview;

Wednesday head to Bristol with just one defeat in their last eight league games.

Following the win away at Aston Villa two weeks ago, Jos Luhukay’s side have drawn both home games with Leeds and West Brom.

The Robins, meanwhile, have gone four games without a win in the Championship, losing back to back games v West Brom (a) and Wigan (a) and picking up draws with Aston Villa (h) and Rotherham (a).

Wednesday and Bristol City head into the game both on 16 points from 11 league outings.

Team news:

Owls: Barry Bannan is back available for selection having served his one-match ban.

Josh Onomah was withdrawn on 82 minutes against West Brom with a minor knock but is available for Sunday.

Sam Hutchinson is back in full training but is unlikely to feature, while Sam Winnall could take another step towards his return with an appearance for the Under-23s next week.

Marco Matias (hamstring) is ruled out.

Bristol City: Defender Tomas Kalas has not featured for City since fracturing his jaw against Wigan in late September.

Long-term injury absentees Frank Fielding (hip) and Bailey Wright (thigh) have this week returned to training.

Tickets:

There will be no pay on the day facility at Bristol City on Sunday.

Tickets for the Ashton Gate Championship clash are available online and at the S6 Ticket Office until 2.00pm on Saturday.

Supporters unable to collect their tickets from the Ticket Office can do so at the away turnstiles on matchday.

There are no seats remaining on the Inter City Owl.

Matchday parking

There is limited parking available for away fans, in Avonline, for £10 per car, this must be paid for in advance.

Bristol City also offer a limited number of spaces to wheelchair users in the Winterstoke car park at the cost of £15 per space.

These are issued on a first come, first served basis. Please contact Supporter Services in advance on 0117 9630 600 (option one) to book.

There is also a Park & Ride site close to the M4 at Portway that drops off at the stadium.

Follow the game live:

We’ll have exclusive online live match commentary on iFollow with Jack Woodward and Andy Blair.

The game will be streamed live on iFollow both in the UK and for international subscribers.

Last victory at Ashton Gate

Wednesday’s last victory at Ashton Gate came in the FA Cup back in the 2010/11 campaign.

Second half goals from Gary Teale, Neil Mellor and Clinton Morrison saw the Owls progress 3-0 to round four.

Last five v Bristol City

2017/18
Bristol City 4-0 Owls
Owls 0-0 West Brom

2016/17
Bristol City 2-2 Owls
Owls 3-2 Bristol City (pictured below)

2015/16
Bristol City 4-1 Owls

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Report: Bristol City 1-2 Owls

7 October 2018

Lucas Joao climbed off the bench to deliver a double blow to Bristol City as the Owls won 2-1 at Ashton Gate.

The hitman came on early in the first half but it was during the second that he did the damage, scoring two quickfire goals to extend Wednesday’s recent run of resistance.

Matty Taylor halved the deficit with a late penalty but Joao’s brace was enough to win the points.

It’s now just one defeat in nine for Jos Luhukay’s men, who head into the international break in the coveted Championship top six.

Right from the start, an open encounter unfolded in the Bristol sunshine, and both sides had good opportunities.

The first went Wednesday’s way when a probing Barry Bannan ball over the top was controlled by Adam Reach heading into the area but keeper Niki Maenpaa dashed off his line to deal with the danger.

That triggered a mini swamp from City on the Owls’ goal and twice they could have taken the lead in as many minutes.

Famara Diedhiou found himself completely alone eight yards out but Cameron Dawson denied the Senegal striker with a fabulous save.

Then moments later Dawson was beaten by Lloyd Kelly’s angled hit but this time the far post came to Wednesday’s rescue.

The visitors suffered a blow when Steven Fletcher limped off before the contest settled into more of a cagey affair, with nothing created at either end until Jamie Paterson warmed the gloves of Dawson from distance just past the half-hour mark.

But it was Wednesday that went the closest before the break – first when Reach tried a trademark long ranger that Maenpaa deflected wide, then Joao missed his header by a whisker from the resulting corner.

The Owls started the second period well and Bannan forced Maenpaa into action from a clever chipped effort.

Josh Brownhill skewed wide for City before Daniel Pudil prevented an almost certain goal with a key interception from a Jay Dasilva cross.

And that proved vital as Wednesday countered and struck twice to stun the Robins.

On 64 minutes, Bannan’s cross-field ball was well taken by Joao and the Portuguese outmuscled Nathan Baker to slot home.

And City barely had time to regroup before they were 2-0 down. Josh Onomah played a neat pass to Joao, who sidestepped one challenge and smashed hard and low past Maenpaa.

It could have been 3-0 15 minutes from time when Michael Hector slipped at the vital moment just as he was about to pull the trigger.

The Robins motored upfield and substitute Callum O’Dowda went mighty close with a snapshot that whistled over the bar but the same player won a penalty three minutes later.

Onomah was adjudged to have fouled the Irishman and Taylor despatched straight down the middle from the spot.

That created a nervy end to the game from those of a blue and white persuasion but despite being under the cosh for the remaining few minutes, the Owls held firm to continue their climb up the table.

Wednesday: Dawson, Palmer, Lees, Hector, Pudil, Thorniley (Forestieri 58), Penney, Onomah, Bannan (Pelupessy 80), Reach, Fletcher (Joao 17)

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Ticket details: Bristol City v Owls

17 September 2018

The Owls travel to Bristol City on Sunday 7 October (1.30pm) in the Sky Bet Championship and ticket details are as follows:

SWFC have received the full allocation of 2,661 tickets for this fixture.

Atyeo Stand Prices

Adults: £32.00
Concessions*: £29.00
Under 22: £26.00
Under 19: £15.00
Under 12: £10.00

*Over 65 and under 25

There are ten wheelchair spaces which are priced at the relevant age band above plus a carer free of charge.

Inter City Owl will depart from Hillsborough and Flat Street at 7.30am and prices are as follows: 

Adults: £33
Children: £32

Tickets sale details:

Wednesday 19 September (9.00am): Season Ticket holders with 640 or more TPP

Wednesday 19 September (2.00pm): Season Ticket holders with 600 or more TPP

Thursday 20 September (9.00am): Season Ticket holders with 560 or more TPP

Thursday 20 September (2.00pm): Season Ticket holders with 520 or more TPP

Friday 21 September (9.00am): Season Ticket holders with 480 or more TPP

Monday 24 September (9.00am): Gold Owls Members

Monday 24 September (2.00pm): Silver Owls Members & Foundation Members

Tuesday 25 September (9.00am): General sale

Please note that sales dates are subject to availability.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the Ticket Office, Sheffield Wednesday Online Shop or by telephone on 03700 201867 (option 1) (£2 booking fee per ticket)

Supporters who attend this game and purchase in advance will receive ten Ticket Priority Points.

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