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Match preview: Owls v Man City

3 March 2020

The Owls host Manchester City in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Wednesday night (7.45pm).

It’s the first time Wednesday have been at home in the competition this season having advanced in the previous two rounds away from Hillsborough.

A 1-0 and 2-1 win over Brighton and QPR respectively saw Garry Monk’s side set up the cup-tie with City.

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Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side are in outstanding form and head to Hillsborough on the back of four successive wins.

In the last two, the Citizens have beaten Real Madrid 2-1 away from home in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 encounter.

They followed up their first ever win at the Bernabeu by defeating Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday at Wembley to secure the silverware for the third season running.

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City will now be looking to defend their FA Cup crown having lifted the famous old domestic trophy last season with a crushing 6-0 win over Watford in the final last May.

Team news

SWFC: Wednesday will be without loan recruits Josh Windass and Connor Wickham, who are both cup-tied.

Moses Odubajo, Massimo Luongo and Adam Reach are unlikely to figure.

Steven Fletcher continues to build up his fitness after a spell on the sidelines but Monk has said the striker will be involved in some capacity.

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Man City: Top scorer Sergio Agüero is available for selection after picking up a knock in the Carabao Cup final.

The City boss has also confirmed that goalkeeper Claudio Bravo will be in the starting line-up.

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Leroy Sane has been making good progress after a long period out of action but will not feature at Hillsborough.

The winger has been out for seven month with knee ligament damage but has recently stepped up his recovery with an appearance for the Under-23s.

Current form in all competitions

Owls: LLDWL
Man City: LWWWW

Top scorers

Steven Fletcher: 13 goals
Sergio Agüero: 22 goals

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Route to the fifth round

R3: Brighton 0-1 SWFC
R4: QPR 1-2 SWFC

R3: Man City 4-1 Port Vale
R4: Man City 4-0 Fulham

When is the FA Cup quarter final draw?

The draw takes place on Wednesday 4 March at Hillsborough after the Owls’ clash with City.

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Leading appearances in all competitions

Kadeem Harris: 37 appearances
Raheem Sterling/Ilkay Gundogan: 35 appearances

Most recent line-ups

Wednesday v Derby (1-3): Dawson, Börner, Palmer, Lees (Windass 45), Fox, Murphy, Harris (Wickham 39), Bannan, Lee, Forestieri, Fletcher (Iorfa 45)

Man City v Aston Villa (2-1): Bravo, Fernandinho, Zinchenko, Walker, Stones, Sterling, D Silva (B Silva 77), Foden, Gundogan (De Bruyne 58), Aguero (Jesus 84), Rodri

Tickets

Tickets remain on sale to all supporters registered on the SWFC database prior to 24 January 2020, and available to purchase at the Ticket Office, by telephone on 03700 201867 or at the Sheffield Wednesday Online Shop.

Season Ticket holders and Members/Foundation Members tickets are priced £25 for adults, while all other tickets are £30 for any area of the stadium.

Over 65s and under 21s are £15 or £20 depending on eligibility and all junior supporters aged 16 and below can purchase tickets at just £5.

Tickets will not be available on the turnstiles.

The main gate between Leppings Lane and the South Stand will be closed for approximately 15 minutes after the game to allow the area to clear.

We thank all supporters for their patience.

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.

iFollow and the BBC

The cup-tie will be broadcast live on BBC1 and BBC iPlayer.

iFollow commentary will be brought to you by Rob O’Neill and John Pearson.

There will be no live stream on iFollow due to broadcast restrictions

Last meeting – 4 January 2015

Last five v Man City

Man City 2-1 Owls - 4 January 2015 – FA Cup
Man City 7-0 Owls - 24 September 2014 – League Cup
Man City 2-1 Derby - 16 January 2007 – FA Cup
Owls 1-1 Man City - 7 January 2007 – FA Cup
Man City 4-0 Owls – 27 February 2002 – Division One

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Match Reports

Report: Wednesday 0-1 Manchester City

4 March 2020

The Owls were ousted from the FA Cup by holders Manchester City at Hillsborough as a single second half goal from Sergio Aguero saw the visitors through.

The Argentinian hitman found the net in the second half to cap a dominant City display. Twice they hit the woodwork before finally finding the net, although Wednesday were far from disgraced in front of the worldwide TV audience.

Pep Guardiola’s side controlled the contest but the Owls were defensively sound, resolute and organised.

And further upfield they were anything but overawed by City’s all-stars in the early exchanges, with Jacob Murphy sending a long ranger narrowly wide of Claudio Bravo’s far post.

But the visitors hit back and Aguero might have done better from six yards following an accurate Benjamin Mendy cross.

City were knocking on the door and possession was in the Wednesday half for the lion’s share of proceedings.

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Gabriel Jesus and Riyad Mahrez had chances from which neither could profit and Nicolas Otamendi so nearly did on the half-hour.

Mahrez delivered a teasing set piece into the area, Otamendi’s headed purchase was good but the crossbar came to Wednesday’s rescue.

The interval came and went with the Premier League side in the driving seat, although Joe Wildsmith – making his first appearance of the season – was largely untroubled.

Wildsmith smothered a toe-poked effort from Aguero and was relieved to see a fierce Mendy drive smash against the frame of the goal for the second time.

Moments later Wildsmith did impress, diving low to keep out a Bernardo Silva snapshot as City turned the screw.

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And the pressure finally told on 53 minutes. Aguero turned on the angle in the box to pull the trigger and Wildsmith appeared to save only for the ball to spin agonisingly up and over the line.

That was the platform the cup holders required and from that juncture their grip on the trophy was never going to slip.

Mahrez flashed wide before Wildsmith made a super double save from John Stones and then Rodrigo.

The Owls stayed on to the back foot, although there was one glimmer of hope with 10 minutes to go when substitutes Alex Hunt and Steven Fletcher combined, with the latter a whisker away from the former’s intelligent feed.

Wildsmith prevented Raheem Sterling doubling the lead at the last but overall it was not to be for Wednesday as the tie stayed true to the form book.

Wednesday: Wildsmith, Palmer, Iorfa, Börner (Lees 46), Fox, Murphy, Bannan, Lee (Hunt 63), Pelupessy, Da Cruz, Forestieri (Fletcher 56)

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Ticket News

Claim your seat for Owls v Man City!

18 February 2020

Today is the final chance for Season Ticket holders to claim their seat for the FA Cup fifth round clash against Manchester City.

Wednesday host the current FA Cup holders on Wednesday 4 March (7.45pm).

Tickets are currently on sale to all Season Ticket and Members.

Any unclaimed seats will be released at 9.00am on Wednesday 19 February, when there will be a further two days of sales for Season Ticket holders and Members still to purchase.

From then, the sale dates and Priority Point details (TPP) are as follows;

Friday 21 February (9.00am): Supporters with 50 or more TPP
Monday 24 February (9.00am): Supporters with 30 or more TPP
Monday 24 February (2.00pm): Supporters with 20 or more TPP
Tuesday 25 February (9.00am): Supporters with 10 or more TPP
Wednesday 26 February (9.00am): Supporters who were registered on the SWFC database prior to 24 January 2020.

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

Season Ticket holders will have the ability to load their ticket to their season card providing they purchase the same seat and this is done prior to the seat release on 19 February.

All supporters who attend this game will receive 10 Ticket Priority Points.

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