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October 26 2020 10.21pm

Sheffield Wednesday v Palace

Hillsborough, Wednesday 7.45pm

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

Team news

Sheffield Wednesday will be out to take revenge on the Eagles who recently thrashed them 4-1 at Selhurst Park.

Owls manager Peter Shreeves has quite a few injury worries ahead of the cup clash. The main dilemma is in the attacking department.

The Owls are already without Efan Ekoku, who is expected to be out for another month with the knee ligament injury he picked up against Bradford. To add to that Gerald Sibon is also injured and young star Owen Morrison is rated as doubtful for the cup tie, although he could feature if he passes a late fitness test.

The first choice strike partnership should see Michele di Piedi partner Tommy Johnson even though both strikers picked up knee injuries in the first half of a combative Sheffield derby on Saturday. If either of the two fails to recover Pablo Bovin could step into the breach.

Steve Harkness could come into the side for his first start of the season on Wednesday however the left back will have to beat off competition from Leigh Bromby if he is to retain a first team place.

Steve Bruce has a much easier job as Palace travel to Sheffield in an attempt to seal the Eaglesí fifth win in a row.

American defender Gregg Berhalter is still out injured with a facial injury which he sustained in the previous Worthington Cup match against Everton.

In midfield David Hopkin will be looking to win a place in the starting eleven ahead of Jovan Kirovski, however the Americanís recent performances should ensure that he keeps his place behind the front two of Morrison and Freedman.

Tommy Black should be on the bench for the cup game as he returns from a one match suspension which meant he missed the game against Sheffield Wednesday at Selhurst Park.


Sheffield Wednesday - league stats

Position Played Won Drawn Lost Points
21st 11 1 5 5 8

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Sheffield Wednesday - current form

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
5 0 3 2 5 12

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Our away record v Sheffield Wednesday

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
19 2 3 14 14 38

Last five results

Date Type Home Team Score Away Team  
29/09/2001 League Crystal Palace 4 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday win
14/04/2001 League Sheffield Wednesday 4 - 1 Crystal Palace loss
04/11/2000 League Crystal Palace 4 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday win
10/05/1998 League Crystal Palace 1 - 0 Sheffield Wednesday win
25/10/1997 League Sheffield Wednesday 1 - 3 Crystal Palace win

All time results


One to watch

Michele Di Piedi

Sheffield Wednesday's top scorer

Sibon - 2 goals

Sheffield Wednesday's bad boy

Geary - 1 1

Palace old boys

None

The Italian striker was only a substitute in the last match we played against the Owls, but when he came off the bench he was Wednesday's main attacking threat, and his skillfull play created the goal for Johnson. Good with the ball at his feet, he is sure to cause more of the same problems in front of his home crowd.

Last meeting

English Division 1

Sheff Wed 4 (3) Ekoku 26 De Bilde 32 Sibon 45 Ripley 64

Palace 1 (1) Morrison 2

14-04-2001

Sheff Wed: Pressman, Haslam (Lescott, 65), Walker, Harkness, Palmer, Ripley (Morrison, 85), Sibon, Soltvedt, Bromby, Ekoku, De Bilde (Di Piedi, 76) Subs not used: Stringer, Geary

Palace: Kolinko, Smith (Black, 68), Austin, Fan Zhiyi, Harrison, Mullins, Hopkin, Fuller (Freedman, 68), Rodger, Morrison (Forssell, 77), Riihilahti Subs not used Berhalter, Thomson

Bookings: De Bilde, Ekoku, Palmer, Walker (Sheff Wed) Fuller, Harrison, Hopkin (Palace)

Attendance: 19877

Referee: M Cowburn

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