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MATCH PREVIEW | SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY vs CARDIFF CITY

13 April 2017


Cardiff City travel to Sheffield Wednesday on Good Friday in the Sky Bet Championship for their first fixture of the Easter weekend...

THE OPPOSITION


Sheffield Wednesday go into Friday’s game in good form, having taken seven points from their last three Championship games.

Indeed, last time out, the Owls recorded an impressive 2-1 victory over second-place Newcastle United at Hillsborough, thanks to goals from Tom Lees and Steven Fletcher.

The Owls have an abundance of striking options at their disposal, having used the January transfer window to add even more firepower. Wednesday brought in forwards Jordan Rhodes and Sam Winnall from Middlesbrough and Barnsley respectively and can also call on top scorer Fernando Forestieri, Fletcher and Gary Hooper.

CLUB CONNECTIONS


Darren Purse joined Cardiff City in 2005 and was immediately given the captain’s armband. He stayed at Ninian Park for four years, making over 100 appearances before joining Sheffield Wednesday in 2009. He was again made team captain straight away before moving to Millwall in 2011.

Purse’s defensive partner at Cardiff City was often Glenn Loovens and the Dutch centre-half also signed for the Owls in 2013.  The former Netherlands international is currently part of the Owls' team pushing for the Championship Play-Offs.

Many other players have turned out for both the Bluebirds and the Owls in recent seasons, including Jay Bothroyd, Roger Johnson, Seyi Olofinjana, Stephen McPhail and Graham Kavanagh.

MEMORABLE MEETING


The Bluebirds travelled to Hillsborough on 16th March 2013 looking to continue their march to the Premier League.

Chances were scarce in the first half but City broke the deadlock just before half time. Wednesday failed to deal with a Craig Bellamy corner and midfielder Don Cowie fired home from the edge of the area.

The Bluebirds made the it 2-0 just after the hour mark. Peter Whittingham sent in a dangerous frequent kick that was not dealt with by Wednesday ‘keeper Chris Kirkland. Defender Matt Connolly reacted first, heading the ball into the back of the net to double City’s advantage.

The Bluebirds defended well until the final whistle to record a win which ensured they went seven points clear at the top of the Championship table.

DON'T MISS A MOMENT!


TICKETS: Online: www.eticketing.co.uk/cardiffcity Phone: 0845 345 1400

LISTEN: Supporters can listen in live on Cardiff City Player HD* for all the action from the Owls vs City.

WATCH: Extended highlights of the match will be available to subscribers of Cardiff City Player HD*

SOCIAL: Live updates from Hillsborough will come via our official Twitter account, @CardiffCityFC.

*Search ‘Cardiff City’ on the App Store and Google Play Store to view Cardiff City Player HD on smart phones.

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REPORT: SWFC 1-0 CARDIFF CITY

14 April 2017

REPORT: SHEFF WED 1-0 CARDIFF CITY


A late goal from Fernando Forestieri saw Sheffield Wednesday take all three points from their fixture against the Bluebirds on Friday, 14th April 2017.

Ross Wallace was dangerous throughout for the home team and saw his effort cannon out off the post after ten minutes - Scotland international goalkeeper Allan McGregor with a crucial fingertip save onto the woodwork.

Joe Ralls and Aron Gunnarsson were given extra freedom to push forward in the midfield with Greg Halford providing safety to the back four, and it was Ralls who went close twice for Neil Warnock's men in the opening period. Ralls firstly seeing a powerful effort from 30-yards tipped out by Keiren Westwood after 15 minutes before the Sheffield Wednesday No.1 was called into action again just before the half hour mark - denying Ralls one-on-one.

Chances were at a premium in the first half but the second period saw a more open match with both teams looking to break the deadlock. Westwood needed to be alert five minutes into the half to gather just before Halford could pounce four yards from goal. Cardiff City's top goal-scorer Kenneth Zohore made a chance for himself on 70 minutes, beating Lees for strength wide on the left before unleashing a powerful shot, that drifted wide from the acute angle.

The home side, pushing for a Sky Bet Championship spot, introduced forwards Atdhe Nuhiu, Jordan Rhodes and Fernando Forestieri and they played their part in the only goal of the match after 84 minutes. On-loan Middlesbrough man Rhodes latching onto a flick on from Nuhiu to test McGregor from 20-yards. The City No.1 produced a fine save to deny the deadly marksman, only for Forestieri to react quickest, heading home the rebound.

City boss Neil Warnock instantly made three changes to try and fight back into the match, bringing on Peter Whittingham, Anthony Pilkington and Craig Noone. Despite late pressure, the Owls held on to secure the home win.

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Ticket News

AWAY DAYS - TICKET NEWS: SHEFF WED vs. CARDIFF CITY

30 March 2017

Friday, 14th April 2017. KO: 3pm

Tickets available to current Season Ticket Holders and current Gold / Junior Bluebird Members

Ticket Prices
Adults: £36.00
Senior Citizens (65+): £26.00
Under 21: £26.00
Under 17: £15.00
Under 11: £10.00
Under 5: £5.00*
*Under 5 – Not available on match-day

Disabled Allocations
Prices as listed above + Carer: free of charge

Additional Information
Match-day disabled parking bays available at £5, first come, first serve basis.
Please Contact Sheffield Wednesday on 03700 20 1867 to book.

Tickets On Sale
10am on Fri. 31st March 2017
www.eticketing.co.uk/cardiffcity
0845 345 1400
 

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