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Match preview: Owls v Everton

24 September 2019

The Owls’ focus switches to the Carabao Cup this evening where they host Everton in the third round.

Wednesday defeated Rotherham 1-0 to reach this stage of the competition with Atdhe Nuhiu’s stoppage time goal the difference at the New York Stadium last month.

Everton advanced to round three after overcoming Lincoln 4-2 at Sincil Bank.

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The Toffees had to come from behind after the Imps opened the scoring inside the first minute but goals from Lucas Digne, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Alex Iwobi and Richarlison saw the Premier League side go through.

Marco Silva is likely to name a strong line-up as Everton bid to bounce back from successive league defeats, that have left them 14th in the table.

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Team news

SWFC: Owls captain Tom Lees (hamstring) will be assessed ahead of the game.

There are no fresh injury or suspension concerns for Wednesday following the 1-1 draw with Fulham at the weekend.

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Fernando Forestieri will serve the third game of his six-match suspension.

On the back of the Owls’ fightback against the Cottagers three days ago, manager Garry Monk may opt to make changes for tonight’s cup clash.

Everton: Andre Gomes (rib injury) and Jean-Philippe Gbamin (thigh) are ruled out for the Toffees.

Goalkeeper Jonas Lossl (calf) is closing in on his return to the squad.

Match format

Should the score be level at full time, the game will go straight to a penalty shootout.

Previous round | Carabao Cup 2nd round | 28 August 2019

iFollow

Commentary from Rob O’Neill and former Owls striker John Pearson will be available to iFollow subscribers worldwide.

Supporters should note there will be no live stream of Carabao Cup fixtures on iFollow.

Tickets

Supporters are advised there will be no ticket sales available on the turnstiles this evening.

Tickets for the game can be purchased in advance for all home areas of the stadium.

The Ticket Office is open until kick-off at 7.45pm.

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Supporters

There will be no access to the South and North Stands from Leppings Lane and exiting the North Stand is via Penistone Road only.

Penistone Road will be closed on both carriageways from 9.30pm up to an hour after the final whistle.

The exception are disabled supporters and one carer, who can gain entry from Leppings Lane through the blue gate to the South Stand underpass.

Disabled supporters will also be allowed exit onto Leppings Lane at the end of the game from the South Stand underpass but not the North Stand.

Safety

Sheffield Wednesday are reminding supporters of their conduct whilst following the team both at Hillsborough and away from home.

The launching of missiles from the stands, including pyrotechnics, are criminal offences and the club have a zero tolerance policy to these.

Last five v Everton

Owls 0-3 Everton – 26 Sept 2007 – League Cup (pictured)
Everton 1-1 Owls – 4 March 2000 – Premier League
Owls 0-2 Everton – 11 Sept 1999 – Premier League
Everton 1-2 Owls – 5 April 1999 – Premier League
Owls 0-0 Everton – 24 Oct 1998 – Premier League

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