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Owls look to Everton cup challenge

23 September 2019

Garry Monk has seen plenty from his first few weeks on the job to suggest his side can stand up to the Carabao Cup challenge on Tuesday evening as Everton visit Hillsborough.

It was the character of the players that shone through on Saturday as the Owls battled right to the last to earn a valuable point against a strong Fulham side.

Atdhe Nuhiu’s 93rd minute equaliser triggered fantastic scenes at Hillsborough as Wednesday’s late pressure finally paid.

The Toffees test on Tuesday will present a difference challenge entirely and on the game, Monk said:

“They are a Premier League team and they are expected to come here and win.

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“But we’ve had two games now under myself and we’ve gained points from them and showed good character, showed good qualities but there are things we need to get better at.

“In a sense, it is a free hit but we want to win and it’s as simple as that. We’re at home and we have to use that to our advantage.

“If we can show what we did in the second half on Saturday against Everton, then we’ll fancy ourselves to have a good chance but it’s going to be very difficult.”


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