Vital Football

Latest Sheffield Wednesday News

Vital Match Recall - Last S6 Meeting With Cardiff

Vital Match Recall - Last S6 Meeting With Cardiff

Recalling the last time Wednesday faced Cardiff City at S6 from April 2016, hyped up by the Welsh press and side but ultimately the team from the Welsh capital didnt even make a game of it!

#CarlosHadADream rang out as Wednesday players, staff and fans finally secured a spot in the end of season playoffs with an impressive 3-0 win over Cardiff City. Try as Dave Jones, the Welsh media and Russell Slade to build the Bluebirds chances of winning at S6, the match proved to be something of a one sided contest.

After a thunderous Hi Ho Sheffield Wednesday and amazing backing of the Owls players the stage was set and Wednesday started well. They were unlucky not to go ahead in the fifth minute as Glenn Loovens` near-post header from a Fernando Forestieri corner went just over the bar.

After what seemed like ages Pudil was next to have a sight of goal as he blasted over after neat play from Gary Hooper. That man, Hooper then rattled the post after a long Westwood clearance was collected by the former Celtic scorer who ran and hit his shot from well outside the area. Cardiff stirred after that and Noone hit a strike at Westwood from within the Owls` area but the Irishman was equal to it.

Cardiff, encouraged started to show more promise and dangerman Peter Whittingham hit a speculative shot from the edge of the box wide. As Wednesday promptly threatened again with Tom Lees heading over from another Forestieri corner.

Bannan who struck a screamer at Derby last week, tried his luck but his curling left-footed effort from the right side of the penalty area went wide of David Marshall`s goal. So, it was 0 - 0 at half-time but it was clear to all present Wednesday were the stronger of the two sides and not happy to accept a draw.

The second half, started as the first ended with the Owls forcing the issue. Forestieri was looking for goals and was stopped in clumsy fashion by a Connolly tackle. On the hour, Westwood parried a Noone effort from outside the area, eventually gathering at the second attempt as the Bluebirds reminded the sold-out home section the job wasn't done yet.

Half way through the second half, Wednesday finally opened the scoring in the 64th minute. Hooper the scorer on the rebound after Lee played in Pudil, whos shot rebounded to the Owls number 14. Cardiff, had to come at Wednesday now and they desperately looked for a way back into the game and Westwood had to be alert to gather in another strike from the edge of the area by Noone.

With Forestieri booked, Carlos Carvalhal swapped him for Atdhe Nuhiu. Nuhiu almost scored woth his forst touch as his far-post header forced Marshall into action. Wednesday then sealed the points and the final playoff spot, as they doubled their lead in the 75th minute. A long ball was chased down by Hooper as Marshall messed about and was outmuscled by the Owls hitman. Composing himself Hooper delivering a cross which was deflected into the net by a despairing Peltier with Joao lurking, but was it over the line already?

Lucas Jo�o then went close, forcing a smart save from Marshall down to his right. Before Whittingham whistled a freekick wide which lead to a Westwood clearance, Nuhiu flicked on and then the celebrations could start as Hooper added a third deep in stoppage time, chipping the keeper from inside the area.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Ed Jepson
Date:Friday April 14 2017
Time: 6:00AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Blast From The Past - Owls Under Water

S6 became a swimming pool or part of the Busted year 3000 song...

FA End Betting Sponsorship

Late yesterday afternoon, the Football Association announced the result of its three month review of their relationship with gambling companies and that association now comes to an end.

Sky Confirm TV Selection Windows For 2017/18

With the release of the EFL fixture lists on Wednesday morning, Sky Sports have released their outline giving fans an idea of when television selections will be made this season.

2017/18 Final Weekend Details

With the release of the Premier League fixtures last week and last Wednesday seeing the EFL following suit, the full details for the final weekends across...

Archived Vital Wednesday Articles

Vital Wednesday articles from

Site Journalists

Ed Jepson
Editor email
Profile
Tom Sellers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

What new Owls kit will you be buying next season?
Suggested By: Mr Gilbert
Home Kit34%
Away Kit3%
Third Kit7%
All of them!10%
None of them!46%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Results (view all)

Sheffield Wednesday Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dooleys left leg2
The Vital Football Members League