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Match preview: Owls v Leeds

27 September 2018

The Owls host Leeds United on Friday evening in the Championship and here is swfc.co.uk’s match preview:

After a disappointing midweek display at Nottingham Forest, Wednesday bounced back and produced arguably their best performance under the management of Jos Luhukay, defeating the Villans 2-1.

Leeds tasted defeat for the first time in the Championship this season, losing 2-1 to Birmingham at Elland Road on Saturday.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side head into the Yorkshire derby top of the table with 18 points from nine games.

Team news:

Owls: Jordan Thorniley is back available for selection after missing the trip to Aston Villa with a calf injury.

Fernando Forestieri has served his three-match suspension and comes back into contention.

Leeds: Kemar Roofe is a major doubt for United on Friday. The Sky Bet Championship August Player of the Month has missed Leeds’ last three fixtures with a calf injury.

Patrick Bamford (cruciate ligament), Gaetano Berardi (knee) and Pablo Hernandez (hamstring) are sidelined.

Izzy Brown is yet to feature for Leeds since joining on loan from Chelsea. The forward has had an extended spell in the treatment room since injuring his anterior cruciate ligament in January.

Midfielder Jamie Shackleton (ankle) is back available for selection.

Tickets:

Sheffield Wednesday are reminding supporters that Friday’s Yorkshire derby between the Owls and Leeds at Hillsborough is all-ticket for home and away fans.

There will be no ticket sales on the turnstiles or the South Stand Ticket Office.

CLICK HERE for the latest ticket news.

Follow the game live:

We’ll have exclusive online live match commentary on iFollow with Rob O’Neill and John Pearson behind the mic.

The Yorkshire derby has been selected for live coverage on Sky Sports and overseas broadcast partners and will therefore will not be available on iFollow for international subscribers.

Additional information

- There will be no exit via Leppings Lane after the final whistle
- Expect delays and road closures in surrounding areas of the stadium
- Searches may be conducted on entry
- Food and drink cannot be brought into the stadium
- Bottle tops will be removed from all drinks purchased from concourse outlets

Away fans

- Supporters should not travel without a valid match ticket
- There will be no alcohol on sale before the game or at half time inside the stadium

Memorable moment v Leeds

Owls forward Marco Matias won the Mitre Goal of the Year at the Football League Awards 2016.

Matias’ stunner against Leeds United at Elland Road was voted as the pick of the bunch for the 2015 calendar year.

Last five v Leeds

2017/18
Leeds 1-2 Owls (pictured below)
Owls 3-0 Leeds

2016/17
Leeds 1-0 Owls
Owls 0-2 Leeds

2015/16
Owls 2-0 Leeds


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