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28 January 2020 Venue DW Stadium Attendance

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Match preview: Wigan v Wednesday

28 January 2020

Having advanced in the FA Cup on Friday at QPR, the Owls return to Championship action tonight v Wigan (7.45pm).

After suffering a heavy defeat at the hands of Blackburn last time out in the league, Garry Monk wants to see the positives from the reaction in the cup taken to the DW Stadium this evening.


Morgan Fox and Sam Winnall were on target in the capital as the Owls posted their third away win on the bounce – to go along with the victories over Brighton and Leeds.

The Latics are in need of a turnaround in fortunes after just one win in 16 Championship outings.

Wigan have also struggled on home soil and are without a win in seven at the DW Stadium.


The Owls head into the fixture in 10th spot on 42 points, while Wigan are in 23rd position and six points from safety.

Team news

SWFC: Massimo Luongo (groin) will miss tonight’s clash with Wigan and be assessed before the weekend.

Liam Palmer is back on the training pitch but it’s still too soon for the defender after suffering injury in the home defeat to Cardiff in late December.

Fernando Forestieri played 45 minutes for the Under-23s last Friday as he builds up his fitness, while Sam Hutchinson will be assessed after picking up a minor knock in the win over QPR.


Wigan: The hosts could be without defender Dujon Sterling and midfielders Anthony Pilkington and Josh Windass.

Striker Joe Gelhardt (illness) is likely to return.

Current form

Wigan: LWLLL

Top scorers

Steven Fletcher: 12 goals
Cheyenne Dunkley: 5 goals


Tickets are available to buy at the turnstiles (cash only).

Duplicates and collections will be available from Window 9 at the main Ticket Office.


Supporter behaviour

Sheffield Wednesday are reminding supporters of their conduct whilst following the team both at Hillsborough and away from home.

The launching of missiles from the stands, including pyrotechnics, are criminal offences to which the club has a zero tolerance policy.

Offensive or unlawful chanting could result in ejection from the stadium and further action from the club and/or relevant authorities.

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Last meeting – 5 October 2019

Last five v Wigan

Owls 1-0 Wigan - 5 October 2019 - Championship
Owls 1-0 Wigan - 19 January 2019 - Championship
Wigan 3-2 Owls - 4 August 2018 – Championship
Wigan 0-1 Owls - 3 February 2017 – Championship
Owls 2-1 Wigan - 10 September 2016 – Championship

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Match Reports

Report: Wigan 2-1 Wednesday

28 January 2020

Goals either side of half time by Jacob Murphy and Kieffer Moore looked to have ensured that Wigan and Wednesday would share the spoils on a freezing night over the Pennines.

But Jamal Lowe had the final word, heading a late, late winner to give the Latics a ray of light at the foot of the Championship.

The hosts enjoyed more of the ball and the chances to chalk up just a second win in 17 games and they were overall good value for the points.

For Wednesday it was a night to forget and a furious Garry Monk has already demanded a significant improvement when his side host Millwall on Saturday.

Wigan began brightly although they had to wait until midway through the first half to fashion an opening.

Lee Evans found Antonee Robinson charging towards goal down the inside left channel but the defender’s shot was high and wide.


Dominic Iorfa timed his tackle perfectly to thwart Joe Gelhardt moments later as the Latics showed plenty of intent on the offensive.

But Wednesday came into life on the half-hour mark to hit the front. Moments after Murphy burst into the area and dragged tamely across goal, the in-form winger made amends in style.

Barry Bannan picked out the marauding Morgan Fox, whose cross was pinpoint and emphatically headed home by the onrushing Murphy.

Wigan responded with skipper Samy Morsy unleashing a speculative effort from all of 30 yards that Cameron Dawson palmed to safety before Fox brought the first 45 to a close, narrowly firing wide on the half volley.

The hosts started the second period on the front foot, playing neat possession football and this time got their reward 10 minutes in.


Gelhardt took a quick free kick that found Moore deep in the area and the striker drilled hard and low past Dawson to level the scores.

The same two players combined almost straight from the restart to give Wednesday a scare as Moore’s glanced header was deflected wide by Moses Odubajo at the back post.

The Latics stayed in the driving seat and Cedric Kipre might have done better after racing into the box on the angle but his tame shot was comfortably gathered by Dawson.

The Wednesday keeper then denied substitute Michael Jacobs and Morsy again tried his luck from distance but scooped over the bar.

Still the Latics pressed as Wednesday were forced back and Paul Cook’s side got their reward a minute from time.

Robinson crossed accurately from the left flank, Moore nodded on and Lowe headed over the advancing Dawson to seal three vital points.

Wednesday: Dawson, Odubajo, Iorfa, Börner, Fox (Lees 51), Murphy, Bannan, Pelupessy, Harris (Reach 71), Winnall (Rhodes 58), Nuhiu

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Ticket News

Ticket details: Wigan v Wednesday

14 January 2020

The Owls travel to Wigan on Tuesday 28 January (7.45pm) in the Championship and ticket details are as follows:

SWFC have received an initial allocation of 2,096 tickets for this fixture.

Ticket prices;

Adults: £25
Over 65: £15
Under 18: £10
Under 12: £5*
Under 5: £2*

*Under 5s and Under 12s must be accompanied by an adult and are only available to purchase through the SWFC Ticket Office.

There are 14 wheelchair spaces which are priced at the relevant age band above plus a carer free of charge.

Inter City Owl - departs at 4.00pm and prices are as follows:

Adults: £20
Children: £19

Tickets sale and Priority Point (TPP) details:

Thursday 16 January (9.00am): Season Ticket holders with 670 or more TPP

Thursday 16 January (2.00pm): Season Ticket holders with 620 or more TPP

Friday 17 January (9.00am): Season Ticket holders with 570 or more TPP

Friday 17 January (2.00pm): Season Ticket holders with 520 or more TPP

Monday 20 January (9.00am): Season Ticket holders with 470 or more TPP

Monday 20 January (2.00pm): Season Ticket holders

Tuesday 21 January (9.00am): Owls Members and Owls Foundation Members

Tuesday 21 January (2.00pm): General sale

Please note that sale dates are subject to availability.

Tickets can be purchased 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 10 Ticket Priority Points.

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