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Match preview: Owls v Wigan

4 October 2019

After back to back away fixtures, the Owls return to Hillsborough on Saturday.

Wigan Athletic are the visitors and will arrive in S6 in good spirits after winning two games from their previous three in the Championship.

The Latics endured a difficult start to the new campaign. After defeating Cardiff on the opening day, Paul Cook’s side went on to lose five consecutive fixtures – four in the Championship and one in the Carabao Cup.


The recent wins came over Charlton (2-0) and Birmingham (1-0) at the DW Stadium. Away from home, the Latics have won just one of their previous 27 games.

Wednesday will be looking to bounce back from defeat at Hull in midweek.

The Owls have won five of their last six meetings with Wigan.

Team news

SWFC: Sam Hutchinson is suspended after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season away at Hull on Tuesday.


Tom Lees (hamstring) is unlikely to feature this weekend, while Fernando Forestieri will serve the final game of his six-match ban.

Top scorer Steven Fletcher is likely to make his return to the side after missing out in midweek with a knock to his ankle from the 4-1 win away at Middlesbrough last week.


Wigan: Anthony Pilkington and Josh Windass returned from injury to feature in the Latics’ 1-0 win over Birmingham in midweek.

Michael Jacobs (hamstring) will miss the trip to Hillsborough.


Defender Chey Dunkley is set to make his 100th appearance for the club.

Championship form

Wigan: DDWLW


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 and the club have a zero-tolerance policy to these.



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Wednesdayites can access every minute of the Owls’ first team games in all competitions, home and away.

This weekend, iFollow commentary will be from Rob O’Neill and former Owls midfielder Giles Coke.



For overseas fans, subscribers can watch the full game with enhanced production for the 2019/20 season including four-camera coverage, match commentary and graphics.

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Last five v Wigan

Owls 1-0 Wigan – 19 Jan 2019 – Championship
Wigan 3-2 Owls – 4 Aug 2018 – Championship
Wigan 0-1 Owls – 3 Feb 2017 – Championship
Owls 2-1 Wigan – 10 Sept 2016 – Championship
Wigan 0-1 Owls – 30 Dec 2014 – Championship

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Match Reports

Report: Wednesday 1-0 Wigan

5 October 2019

Massimo Luongo’s maiden goal for the Owls was enough to beat Wigan at Hillsborough on Saturday.

The Australian ace struck in the second half to give Wednesday a deserved three points having dominated the game.

Barry Bannan hit the woodwork before Luongo’s decisive strike but when the breakthrough came it was fully merited to ensure a return to winning ways for Garry Monk’s men.

Wigan’s vulnerability on the road was evidenced as early as the second minute when Luongo shot narrowly wide and Steven Fletcher followed suit moments later.


The Latics soaked up the pressure and went close themselves on the quarter of an hour mark as Keiren Westwood denied Gavin Massey before Julian Borner hooked the rebound off the line from the same player.

But Wigan were soon back under the cosh and only a brave and well-timed block from Antonee Robinson stopped a Fletcher volley arrowing in.

The Owls turned the screw even further as half time approached and were a whisker away from taking the lead on 39 minutes but Bannan’s curling effort from distance struck the frame of the goal.

The second half saw a similar theme as Wednesday bossed possession and they were rewarded on 56 minutes.


Kadeem Harris’ cross caused problems in the Wigan defence and the ball landed at the feet of Reach, who teed up Luongo to slam past David Marshall.

The Owls had their tails up and Bannan beat Marshall from range but also the far post.

While the lead was slender, though, the Latics had the capability to break and this they did on 70 minutes, with a rare sortie upfield leading to Keiffer Moore forcing a fabulous save from Westwood, who tipped the substitute’s header onto the crossbar.

Fletcher had the ball in the net at the other end but a linesman’s flag cut the celebrations short and there was to be no further boost for the Latics as Wednesday enter the international break on a high.

Wednesday: Westwood, Odubajo, Iorfa, Borner, Palmer, Reach (Murphy 80), Bannan, Luongo (Lee 75), Pelupessy, Harris, Fletcher (Nuhiu 89)

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Ticket News

Ticket details: Owls v Wigan

13 September 2019

Owls v Wigan Athletic
Saturday 5 October 2019 (3.00pm)

Tickets for this Category D fixture start from £28 for Adult Owls Members and £5 for Under 11 members on the Kop.

Tickets are now on sale to Season Ticket Holders and Owls Members and will go on general sale from Wednesday 18 September.

Tickets are available to purchase in person at the Ticket Office, by telephone on 03700 201867 (Option 1, £2 booking fee per ticket) or online at

Kop Members Non Members
Adult £28 £33
Senior/under 21 £18 £23
Student/armed forces £23 £33
Juniors under 17 £10 £15
Juniors under 11 £5 £10
Junior under 5 (advance sale only) £5 £5


Grandstand Members Non Members
Adult £31 £36
Senior/under 21 £21 £26
Student/armed forces £26 £36
Juniors under 17 £10 £15
Juniors under 11 £5 £10
Junior under 5 (advance sale only) £5 £5


South Members Non Members
Adult £34 £39
Senior/under 21 £24 £29
Student/armed forces £29 £39
Juniors under 17 £10 £15
Juniors under 11 £5 £10
Junior under 5 (advance sale only) £5 £5

Supporters who attend this game and purchase tickets in advance under their own ID number will receive 10 Ticket Priority Points.

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