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Yesterdays: FA Cup meetings with Fulham

8 December 2015


Wednesday and Fulham will meet for the fifth time in the FA Cup at the turn of the New Year.

The two sides have done battle in this competition on four occasions with the first dating back to the 1950/51 season.

The fifth will take place at Hillsborough on Saturday 9 January.

Here, we take a look back at the FA Cup battles that have gone before following Monday’s draw.

1950/51

The first clash between Wednesday and the Cottagers took place over 64 years ago on 6 January 1951 in the third round.

The Owls were ousted at this stage, losing 1-0 in front of 29,200 supporters. Worse was to come for Wednesday in that campaign, with relegation from Division One confirmed later in the year.

1972/73

The two sides would meet again in the third round in the 72/73 campaign, this time at Hillsborough.



And the outcome was much more favourable to the Owls on this occasion.

In this all-Division Two affair, goals from Brian Joicey and the late Mick Prendergast sealed the Owls’ passage to the fourth round where they met Crystal Palace.

1984/85

Another third round encounter in the 84/85 season and another victory for Wednesday.



This five-goal thriller at Craven Cottage in front of 11,433 saw Lee Chapman on target twice and Mel Sterland also on the scoresheet as Wednesday advanced with a 3-2 win.

Oldham Athletic were next for the Owls in round four and after a routine 5-1 win, the Owls fell at the fifth round hurdle away at Ipswich.

2008/09

The most recent FA Cup clash was came almost seven years ago.

Premier League poacher Andrew Johnson hit early for the visitors before Tommy Spurr levelled with a wonderful drive from range.



But with a replay looming, Johnson struck again for the Premier League side with two minutes left on the clock to steal the cup-tie at the death.

The FA Cup clash, on the weekend beginning Friday 8 January, will be the third time the two sides meet in the 2015/16 season.



Wednesday defeated the Cottagers 3-2 at Hillsborough in September. The return Sky Bet Championship fixture will take place on Saturday 2 January, one week before the third round tie.


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