The Owls Under-18s suffered a tough night in the third round of the FA Youth Cup on Friday at Leicester.
The Premier League side ran out convincing 5-0 winners at the Foxes’ new training base.
Despite the scoreline, our academy side made a strong start and almost went ahead inside the first three minutes.
Alex Bonnington saw his effort saved by the Foxes’ keeper after a neat pull back in the box by Basile Zottos but Wednesday were immediately punished.
Just one minute later, Leicester broke the deadlock through winger Wanya Marcal-Madivadua, who showed pace and power to go past his marker and slot home at the near post.
Kian Pennant headed home from a corner just past the half hour mark to break a spell of resistance from Wednesday.
Any hopes of a second half fightback evaporated two minutes before the interval when Ethan Fitzhugh finished an impressive one-touch team move for the hosts.
Marcal-Madivadua struck his second of the game 20 minutes from time and Pennant sealed an emphatic win by making it five with eight minutes left on the clock.
Owls: Hare, Curtis (Davidson 72), Glaves, Flannery, Sesay (Shipston 60), Glover (Kilheeney 81), Trueman, Hall, Zottos, Bonnington, Aguas