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Owls in numbers

22 May 2016

As the Owls prepare for the Sky Bet Championship play-off final on Saturday against Hull City, takes a look at some of the stats that have led to the crunch clash in the capital.

17 – For the second successive season, the Owls equalled the club record of clean sheets in a single league campaign.

The record of 17 shutouts – first set back by Jack Charlton’s side of 1978/79 – was equalled in the 2014/15 season.

Wednesday also recorded clean sheets in the Capital One Cup against Oxford, Newcastle and Arsenal and against Brighton in the first leg of the play-off semi finals at Hillsborough.

15 – Goals for Fernando Forestieri, his highest goal tally in a single campaign. The 26-year-old’s previous best was eight goals for Watford in the 2012/13 and 2013/14 season.

1 – Member of the Owls squad included in the PFA Championship Team of the Year; Barry Bannan.

6 – Place in the Championship. Wednesday’s highest league finish since relegation from the Premier League in 2000.

4-0 – The Owls’ biggest margin of victory in the home clash with Brentford.

51 – Appearances by Kieran Lee this season, with 45 coming in the Championship and six in cup competitions.

Lee leads the way in terms of appearances with Nuhiu close behind in second with 49.

9 – Assists by Ross Wallace. The Scot has had a terrific first season at the club and has also chipped in with six goals including one in each play-off semi final.

4 – Wednesday’s longest winning league streak came in March/April with successive victories over Nottingham Forest, Charlton, Huddersfield and Blackburn.

2 – Just two defeats all season at Hillsborough.

66 - Goals scored by the Owls in the Championship.

35,065 – The Owls’ biggest attendances of the season in the 3-0 Capital One Cup win over Arsenal.

21 – The Owls scored the opening goal of the game 21 times in the Championship.

6 – Times the PFA Fans’ Player of the Month Award came to Hillsborough with Fernando Forestieri, Gary Hooper, Lucas Joao and Ross Wallace collecting awards.

The Owls averaged 1.8 goals per game at Hillsborough and 1.04 goals away from home. The overall figure was 1.43 goals per game.

Wednesday conceded less than one goal a game on average away from home at 0.98 compared with 0.74 at Hillsborough.

13 – Goals for Gary Hooper, who first joined on loan from Norwich City. The striker scored six goals during the loan spell before making his switch to Hillsborough permanent.

14 – Appearances for academy product Joe Wildsmith. The goalkeeper made his senior bow for the Owls in the 4-1 cup victory over Mansfield in the August Capital One Cup clash. Five of those 14 were clean sheets.

3-1 – Aggregate victory over Brighton in the Sky Bet Championship play-off semi final.

1 – place in the play-off final…

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