Through the archives | Sheffield Wednesday
Ahead of our matchup against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, we delve in the archives to bring you memorable pictures and videos of past City successes.
JEROME JUMPS FOR JOY
Heading into a 2005 fixture at Hillsborough, City hadn’t managed to score in their last four league games, but they made up for that in double quick time through Cameron Jerome. Having already hit the crossbar and the post, Jerome finally managed to find the back of the net with a glorious header, before hitting a well driven shot to secure his brace. Jason Koumas also scored in the 3-1 win, but the day belonged to Jerome, as his form earned him a call-up to the England youth setup.
Towards the end of the 2009-10 season, the Bluebirds had already secured their spot in the playoffs, but the Owls were looking to avoid relegation. The game at Cardiff City Stadium went one way then the other.
With the game level at 1-1 (Whitts with City's first), Jay Bothroyd controlled Stephen McPhail’s pass beautifully before applying a cool finish, only for Tudgay to bring Wednesday back level with twelve minutes to go. But Bothroyd went one better with ten to go, as he dribbled past four defenders and firing in from outside the box to seal a 3-2 win.
SOL SAVES A POINT
In 2017/18, after a slow start which saw Gary Hooper putting Wednesday ahead, City were always pushing for an equaliser against Carlos Carvalhal’s side. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Junior Hoilett went the closest for Neil Warnock’s men, but as we entered stoppage time, it looked like we would suffer defeat. 95th minute, and we dug deep to find a crucial equaliser, as Sol Bamba turned in Mendez-Laing’s cross. The point kept us level on top of the table with Wolves and Leeds United.
We have to go back to 2019 for our last victory in the blue half of Sheffield, and we relied on a fast start to pick up all three points. Robert Glatzel scored four minutes in, as he converted from Lee Tomlin’s free kick to break the deadlock inside four minutes. The City support were on their feet celebrating once more three minutes later. Tomlin again provided the assist, but this time, it was Junior Hoilett who provided the finish. Wednesday would pull one back, but our boys held on for the win.