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Match preview: Portsmouth v Owls

6 December 2021


Date: Tuesday 7 December
Kick-off: 7.45pm
League One
Fratton Park

The Owls head to Fratton Park on Tuesday night for our first meeting with Portsmouth since April 2003.

Both sides head into the fixture, which is live on Sky Sports, in strong form.


Just one point and one place in the league standings separates the two as Wednesday are in eighth position, one point outside of the play-offs (33), while Pompey sit ninth (32).

Danny Cowley’s side are top of the form table over the past six games, having won five and drawn one. They are on an unbeaten run of seven games.

Portsmouth have lost just one game since late October which came on Saturday in the FA Cup, a shock 2-1 home defeat to Harrogate.

Wednesday will be looking to extend the unbeaten run to 11 games in League One.

The Owls were the highest scoring team in the division last month with 11 goals from five games.


Owls: Given the volume of fixtures over the hectic festive period, Darren Moore made seven changes for the Papa John’s Trophy defeat against Hartlepool last week.

Dennis Adeniran and Marvin Johnson are making good progress with their recoveries.


The gaffer said after last week’s defeat to Hartlepool: “We hope over the next six days to have two or three players back. They will be welcome additions. They are making wonderful progress.”

Liam Palmer (illness) could also come back into contention.

Portsmouth: Following the home defeat to Harrogate in the FA Cup, Cowley revealed midfielder Louis Thompson, who was set to start the game, has suffered a hip injury and will miss out on Tuesday.


He joins Ryan Tunnicliffe, Clark Robertson, Paul Downing and Jayden Reid on the sidelines.

Meanwhile, George Hirst and Joe Morrell sat out the cup-tie due to a sickness bug that has affected several members of the squad last week.


Referee - Sam Purkiss
Assistant Referee - Christopher Kidd
Assistant Referee - Damith Bandara
Fourth Official - Carl Brook


The game will be live on Sky Sports and due to broadcast regulations, there will be no iFollow stream of this fixture.

Match commentary will be provided by BBC Radio Sheffield and audio match passes are available HERE priced £2.50.


The hashtag for our content relative to Tuesday’s game is #PORSHW

Our official Twitter account @swfc will provide a blow-by-blow text update of the game as well as all key match information, including team news at 6.45pm.

Our official Instagram @swfcofficial will also keep you up to date on the latest events and content uploaded to the story throughout the matchday!

The key news will also be uploaded to our Facebook page HERE.


Portsmouth: DWWWW


12 Apr 2003 | Portsmouth 1-2 Owls | Football League Div 1
23 Nov 2002 | Owls 1-3 Portsmouth | Football League Div 1
23 Mar 2002 | Portsmouth 0-0 Owls | Football League Div 1
3 Nov 2001 | Owls 2-3 Portsmouth | Football League Div 1
7 Mar 2001 | Owls 0-0 Portsmouth | Football League Div 1

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Match Reports

Report: Portsmouth 0-0 Wednesday

7 December 2021

Ten-man Wednesday turned in a spirited performance against in-form Portsmouth and extended their unbeaten league run to 11 games following a goalless draw on the south coast.

Massimo Luongo received his second half marching orders for dangerous play which should not detract from a dogged display with the ranks further depleted by injury.

Chey Dunkley, Ciaran Brennan and Josh Windass all missed out, leaving Darren Moore with a patched up XI at Fratton Park.


The last line of defence was hugely impressive, though, as Bailey Peacock-Farrell starred in front of the live TV cameras.

The Owls keeper produced a range of quality saves to preserve what proved a well-deserved point.

Pompey applied the early pressure without testing Peacock-Farrell and Ronan Curtis might have done better from a George Hirst pull-back but blazed over the bar from 12 yards.


Ex-Owl Hirst then missed a gilt-edged chance to open the scoring and this time Peacock-Farrell was required, racing off his line to block when the striker burst through on goal.

Wednesday’s first threat came on the half-hour mark when Fisayo Dele-Bashiru turned on the after burners to breeze past two defenders down the middle before unleashing a swerving hit that whistled narrowly off target.

The Owls were on top as the first half progressed but both sides went close moments before the break.


Barry Bannan’s set piece was glanced goalwards by Lee Gregory but the visitors’ luck was out as the ball struck Liam Palmer and deflected over the top.

Portsmouth responded in a flash and Peacock-Farrell stretched every sinew to palm a Curtis long range curler around the post.

The home side wrestled back control in the second half and Peacock-Farrell adjusted superbly to tip a deflected Reeco Hackett piledriver away from danger.


The on-loan Burnley man made arguably the save of the game midway through the half, springing across his line to beat out Curtis’ header when the forward was favourite to score.

Curtis was involved in the big talking point on 69 minutes. Luongo mistimed a challenge on the Irishman and the referee brandished a straight red card, leaving the midfielder facing a three-match suspension.

The inevitable onslaught duly arrived and defender Sean Raggett sent a rising shot over after Mahlon Romeo saw a fierce effort charged down.


The Owls survived a penalty appeal when Peacock-Farrell and Hirst went head to head before the closing stages saw Pompey boss possession.

But the Owls rearguard held firm and fully deserved a share of the spoils, although Moore will desperately hope for better news from the recovery room ahead of Saturday’s trip to Crewe.

Wednesday: Peacock-Farrell, Hunt, Paterson, Palmer, Johnson, Shodipo, Bannan, Luongo (S/O 69) Dele-Bashiru, Kamberi (Wing 72), Gregory (Berahino 88)

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Ticket News

Ticket details: Portsmouth v Wednesday

21 November 2021

The Owls travel to Portsmouth on Tuesday 7 December (7.45pm) in Sky Bet League One.

We have an allocation of 2,115 for this all-ticket fixture.


Adults: £24
65 & over: £18
18–22: £16
Ambulant Disabled: £16
Under 18s: £7

For wheelchair users, please contact the Portsmouth Ticket Office direct on 0345 646 1898 to purchase your tickets.

Inter City Owl

We have one official travel coach for the trip to Portsmouth from the usual pick up points, Hillsborough and Flat Street, which departs at 12.30pm.

Adults: £50
Children: £49

Tickets sale details:

Monday 22 November (10.00am): Season Ticket holders with 750 or more TPP

Monday 22 November (1.00pm): Season Ticket holders with 700 or more TPP

Tuesday 23 November (10.00am): Season Ticket holders with 650 or more TPP

Tuesday 23 November (1.00pm): Season Ticket holders with 600 or more TPP

Wednesday 24 November (10.00am): Season Ticket holders with 550 or more TPP

Wednesday 24 November (1.00pm): Season Ticket holders with 500 or more TPP

Thursday 25 November (10.00am): Season Ticket holders with 460 or more TPP

Thursday 25 November (1.00pm): Season Ticket holders

Friday 26 November (10.00am): Members and Owls Foundation Members

Friday 26 November (1.00pm): General sale

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.

Ticket Priority points accrued for the 2019/20 season remain on supporters' accounts, as well as 2020/21 Season Tickets and Club 1867 Members.

Please note for certain away games, including this fixture, fans can select row and seat numbers when booking online.

We are unable to group different bookings from different sale phases together.

Supporters must log in before purchasing and note the game will only show as available to buy with the relevant amount of Ticket Priority Points. This can be found under the personal details tab.

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