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30 December 2021 Venue Stadium of Light Attendance

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Report: Sunderland 5-0 Wednesday

30 December 2021

A goal fest from Sunderland dismantled Wednesday’s unbeaten run as the Wearsiders ran out 5-0 winners at the Stadium of Light, with hitman Ross Stewart taking centre stage.

Despite the Owls starting in confident style the hosts found their rhythm and flexed their automatic promotion credentials to control the game and hit the summit of League One.

Leading scorer Stewart was the standout performer, posting a hat-trick to which Wednesday ultimately had little answer.

After keeper Thorben Hoffmann gratefully gathered Lee Gregory’s clever early backheel, the Black Cats never looked back as Callum Doyle and Benji Kimpioka supplemented Stewart’s haul.


Eleven minutes in, Leon Dajaku looked up to spot Stewart inch clear of the defensive line to head one on one with Bailey Peacock-Farrell and the frontman slotted into the far corner.

It was harsh on the Owls, whose appeals for offside were waved away, as they had dictated the pace of the game until caught on the counter by that first Sunderland attack.

And the opener gave the Black Cats the platform for victory as they went through the gears to go into half time in complete command.

On 36 minutes, Pritchard fed the marauding Stewart down the right side of the area and the Scot’s finish was unerring across Peacock-Farrell.


Then five minutes before a welcome break for Wednesday, it was 3-0. Tom Flanagan’s corner was right on the money at the far post for the towering Doyle, who executed a fierce header that Peacock-Farrell acrobatically saved but the ball was deemed over the line before Stewart made sure from close range.

A fine close range block from Peacock-Farrell denied Stewart five minutes after the restart as Sunderland sought to put the contest to bed.

But Stewart would not be stopped and did get his hat-trick on 58 minutes when Bailey Wright swung an inviting cross right into the danger zone and the red-hot striker climbed high to nod into the back of the net.


And still a miserable night for the Owls was not complete. With 15 minutes to go, Dejaku picked out Kimbioka at the far post and the substitute kept his nerve to drill past the advancing Peacock-Farrell.

The remainder of the contest was academic, it was simply a night to forget for Wednesday, who must regroup before travelling to Shrewsbury on Sunday.

Wednesday: Peacock-Farrell, Palmer, Dunkley (Brennan 28), Johnson, Hunt, Bannan, Dele-Bashiru (Corbeanu 59), Paterson, Wing, Mendez-Laing, Gregory (Adeniran 76)

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Ticket details: Sunderland v Wednesday

13 December 2021

The Owls travel to Sunderland in Sky Bet League One on Thursday 30 December (7:45pm).

We have an allocation of 2,821 for the trip to the Stadium of Light.

The clash with the Black Cats, our final game of 2021, is an all-ticket fixture.

Adult: £26
65 and over: £23
Under 22: £18
Under 16*: £12

*Anyone under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an Adult (over the age of 18).

There are six wheelchair spaces which are priced as above plus a carer free of charge.

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There is one official travel coach with two pick up points, Hillsborough and Flat Street, which departs at 3.30pm;

Adults: £23
Children: £22

Tickets sales:

Tuesday 14 December (10.00am): Season Ticket holders with 710 or more TPP

Tuesday 14 December (1.00pm): Season Ticket holders with 660 or more TPP

Wednesday 15 December (10.00am): Season Ticket holders with 610 or more TPP

Wednesday 15 December (1.00pm): Season Ticket holders with 560 or more TPP

Thursday 16 December (10.00am): Season Ticket holders with 510 or more TPP

Thursday 16 December (1.00pm): Season Ticket holders with 460 or more TPP

Friday 17 December (10.00am): Season Ticket holders

Friday 17 December (1.00pm): Members and Owls Foundation Members

Monday 20 December (10.00am): 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 that for certain away games, including this fixture, fans can choose the row and seat numbers when booking online.

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

Supporters must log in before purchase and note that 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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