Fernando Forestieri began the 2016/17 campaign in perfect fashion.
In a close-fought game between the Owls and Aston Villa, Forestieri struck the winning goal five minutes from time.
Delighted with the three points on the opening day, in front of the live Sky Sports cameras, he said:
“Today we played with heart. We knew it would always be difficult because Aston Villa have come from the Premier League and have very good players.
“But we stuck to our game plan and played like a team.
“We have another chance this season to improve, keep getting better and let’s see what can happen in this Championship.
“It’s such a difficult division but we will try to do the best for the fans.”