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Match preview: Owls v Oxford

1 October 2021

It’s Wednesday v Oxford this Saturday at Hillsborough as Darren Moore’s Owls look to build on the impressive midweek win at Wigan.

It was a welcome return to winning ways for Wednesday at the DW Stadium after going four games without victory.


Our form on home soil has been strong at the start of the campaign with two wins and one draw in League One action.

And Wednesday will be out to extend the unbeaten S6 start against an Oxford side who sit eighth in the table after 10 games.

The midweek round of fixtures also saw Oxford end a four-game winless run as Karl Robinson’s side picked up an emphatic 5-1 home win over Accrington.


Date: Saturday 2 October
Kick-off: 3.00pm
League One


Referee - Andy Haines
Assistant Referee - Conor Brown
Assistant Referee - Graeme Fyvie
Fourth Official - Paul Stonier


The Ticket Office will open at 9.00am until kick-off for match tickets.

Supporters will be able to purchase tickets online until 1.00pm.



Supporters who purchase match tickets to collect from the ticket office, as opposed to printing at home, can do so from the Ticket Office until 1.15pm on Saturday.

Thereafter, all North Stand/Kop ticket holders go to Gate 18 (next to the Megastore) and South Stand/Grandstand holders collect your tickets from the South Stand ticket office (South Stand Car Park).


There will be one cash turnstile on each stand for supporters to pay on the day.

North Stand – Turnstile 83 | Kop Stand – Turnstile 61 | South Stand – Turnstile 36 | Grandstand – Turnstile 101 | West Stand, Oxford supporters - Turnstile 20


Live match commentary will be provided by iFollow with Rob O’Neill and John Pearson, while the game will be streamed live overseas.

Audio match passes are available for £2.50.


The hashtag for our content relative to Saturday’s game is #SHWOXF

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 2.00pm.

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.


The Owls will wear black armbands during Saturday’s game against Oxford to mark the recent passings of our former manager Len Ashurst and his trainer/coach Tony Toms.



Everyone at Sheffield Wednesday sends our heartfelt condolences to Jose Semedo following the tragic passing of his wife, Soraia.

In the sixth minute on Saturday, the Wednesday family will show our support for Jose at this terrible time.



Owls: Barry Bannan is fit and available for selection after missing out in the trip to Wigan.

Sam Hutchinson was withdrawn early at the DW Stadium.

Moore explained that the 32-year-old tightened up and was taken off as a precautionary measure but has trained as normal on Friday.


George Byers, Massimo Luongo and Josh Windass remain sidelined.

Oxford: Former Owls striker Sam Winnall is unlikely to feature after missing training through illness.


Ex-Wednesday defender Jordan Thorniley could feature, however, after missing Tuesday's win over Accrington.

Gavin Whyte (calf) is rated doubtful while Marcus McGuane is unlikely to feature on Saturday.


Oxford: LDLDW


25 Aug 2015 | Owls 1-0 Oxford | League Cup
24 Sept 1996 | Oxford 1-0 Owls | League Cup
18 Sept 1996 | Owls 1-1 Oxford | League Cup
1 April 1991 | Owls 0-2 Oxford | Division Two
22 Dec 1990 | Oxford 2-2 Owls | Division Two

Fans are reminded of their conduct during all home and away fixtures HERE.

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Match Reports

Report: Wednesday 1-2 Oxford

2 October 2021

Wednesday lost their unbeaten record at Hillsborough as Oxford hit a late, late winner on Saturday.

Callum Paterson cancelled out Cameron Brannagan’s early goal after the break but substitute James Henry struck right at the last.

Still there was time for Barry Bannan to crash a piledriver against the crossbar and overall, the Owls merited a point.

But despite bossing a largely one-sided second half, it wasn’t to be and the U’s headed back south with the points.

It was Oxford that threatened from the off, moving the ball well, and causing problems in the final third.

And after Matty Taylor fired a warning shot that flashed narrowly wide, the visitors burst into the lead on 11 minutes.

Brannagan found space down the right of the penalty area and looked up to fire a sweet low drive that whistled into the back of the Kop net.

Paterson broke clear of his marker as Wednesday sought an immediate response but dragged his shot past the post before Sam Long smashed over at the other end.


Bannan was next up in an open contest, sending a thunderous strike on goal that Jack Stevens acrobatically diverted.

Oxford survived a penalty shout on 27 minutes when Brannagan appeared to handle in the box and Stevens did well in tricky conditions to gather a Bannan effort from range.

The U’s finished the half strongly and Long almost gave Wednesday the proverbial mountain to climb but just failed to get something on Nathan Holland’s cross into the six-yard box.

The Owls looked to raise the tempo in the second half - Saido Berahino was introduced from the bench - but Oxford knocked on the door straight after the restart.

Steve Seddon’s feed from the left somehow evaded a raft of bodies in the danger zone to land invitingly at the feet of Taylor, whose shot was true but Bailey Peacock-Farrell pulled off a stunning near post save.

Wednesday motored upfield and only a lick of paint prevented an instant impact for Berahino as his header from Bannan’s pinpoint cross came back off the post.

The pressure came from the Owls as the game wore on, with Oxford seemingly content to sit deep and rely on hitting their hosts on the counter.

And that tactic cost the visitors on 72 minutes as their slender lead was surrendered. Marvin Johnson’s cross was as inviting as they come and Patterson was left with the simple task of heading home from six yards, which he did with some aplomb.


The equaliser prompted more attacking play from Oxford and twice they might have snatched the points before they did exactly that at the last. First, Henry sent a set piece inches the wrong side of the upright and moments later Long headed over with the goal at his mercy.

But then deep into stoppage time, the U’s grabbed the winner. Long sent a low delivery into the box and Henry span to clip a clever shot from the outside of the boot that nestled in the far corner.

Bannan promptly hit a thunderous shot from all of 25 yards - after Paterson had another penalty claim waved away - that cannoned off the crossbar which summed up a frustrating afternoon for the Owls.

Wednesday: Peacock-Farrell, Palmer, Iorfa, Dunkley, Johnson, Bannan, Adeniran, Wing (Dele-Bashiru 67), Shodipo (Sow 61), Paterson, Gregory (Berahino 46)

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Ticket News

Ticket details: Owls v Oxford

17 September 2021

Owls v Oxford United
Saturday 2 October – (3.00pm)

The Owls host Oxford United on Saturday 2 October and tickets for this Category A fixture start from £23 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 Thursday 23 September.

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


Kop Members Non Members
Adult £23 £26
Senior/Under 21 £13 £16
Student & Armed Forces £16 £26
Junior U17 £10 £15
Junior U11 £5 £10
Junior U5 (advance sale only) £5 £5


North/Grandstand Members Non Members
Adult £26 £29
Senior/Under 21 £16 £19
Student & Armed Forces £19 £29
Junior U17 £10 £15
Junior U11 £5 £10
Junior U5 (advance sale only) £5 £5


South Members Non Members
Adult £29 £32
Senior/Under 21 £19 £22
Student & Armed Forces £22 £32
Junior U17 £10 £15
Junior U11 £5 £10
Junior U5 (advance sale only) £5 £5

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

Please CLICK HERE for more information about Ticket Priority Points.

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