Matchday live: Sheffield Wednesday v AFC Bournemouth

This live event has finished

Latest

  • Sheffield Wednesday 1 (Maghoma, 82) Cherries 2 (Ritchie, 10, Grabban, 27)
  • Cherries: Camp, Francis, Ward, Elphick, Daniels, Fraser, Arter, O’Kane, Surman, Ritchie, Grabban.
  • Subs: Harte, Addison, MacDonald, Pugh, Pitman, Rantie, Allsop.
  • Owls: Martinez, Reda Johnson, Semedo, Roger Johnson, Maghoma, J Johnson, Coke, Lee, Palmer, Liera, Nuhiu.
  • Subs: Kirkland, McCabe, Helan, Mattock, Corry, McPhail, Savic.

4:56pm

Many thanks for following Matchday Live. Happy Christmas and join us again on Boxing Day.

4:55pm

Owls 1 Cherries 2

4:53pm

Sub: Pitman for Grabban, 90+3 mins

4:50pm

Four minutes of added time

4:50pm

Grabban through but shot is saved

4:45pm

Sub: Surman off, MacDonald on 85 mins

4:43pm

Maghoma pounced from close range after Cherries had failed to defend a hopeful high cross

4:42pm

1-2 Maghoma

4:40pm

Sub: JJ off, Mattock on, 80 mins

4:38pm

4:37pm

Arter goes down after taking a whack in the head

4:36pm

Elphick wins another header

4:35pm

Owls trying to apply some pressure but not making a very good fist of it

4:33pm

Ritchie robs Liera and sends a left foot shot over the bar

4:31pm

Sub: Pugh for Fraser, 72 mins

4:31pm

Liera free-kick over the bar, closest Owls have come

4:31pm

Foul by Elphick

4:29pm

JJ shot draws sarcastic chants from Cherries fans and home fans

4:26pm

Helan and Savic on for Nuhiu and Semedo - 66 mins

4:24pm

Couple of subs coming up for Owls

4:22pm

Ref Jeremy Simpson is most lenient I've seen for years

4:22pm

Lecture for Ward after his foul on Nuhiu.

4:20pm

Poor pass from Grabban otherwise Surman would have been in

4:18pm

Liam Palmer's free-kick was dreadful and went out of play

4:17pm

Natives getting increasingly restless here

4:16pm

Francis concedes a free kick near the byline

4:14pm

Attendance 21,057

4:12pm

Arter takes and draws a rather lavish save from Martinez

4:11pm

Arter and Daniels standing over ball

4:11pm

You could hear a pin drop in Hillsborough

4:10pm

Free kick to Cherries in Ritchie range

4:08pm

Maghoma slips ball into net but he was flagged offside ages before

4:05pm

Second half underway

4:04pm

Teams coming back on to pitch

3:49pm

2-0 Cherries (Ritchie and Grabban)

3:47pm

Three minutes of added time being played

3:46pm

Reda Johnson

3:46pm

Reda Johnson nows goes through the back of Ritchie

3:45pm

Great defensive header by Elphick

3:42pm

Arter shot drifts past the post

3:42pm

JJ could easily have taken a tumble in the box under Daniels' challenge but stayed on his feet

3:41pm

Six minutes to go until half-time and it's still Cherries 2-0

3:36pm

And JJ drags a shot horribly off target

3:35pm

Reda Johnson header goes well wide

3:32pm

Nuhiu header pushed round post by Camp

3:32pm

JJ shot parried into side netting by Camp

3:32pm

JJ shot parried into side netting by Camp

3:30pm

3:29pm

Same goalscoring pair as at Reading

3:28pm

Grabban's ninth goal of the season

3:28pm

Great defence splitting ball from Harry Arter and Grabban rifles home from a tight angle

3:27pm

Lewis Grabban

3:27pm

2-0

3:26pm

Reda Johnson has just got away with a bad foul and a blatant handball

3:25pm

Francis up on his feet

3:24pm

Francis in a bad way after being caught by Reda Johnson

3:22pm

Ritchie corner headed wide by Ward

3:21pm

Liera heads Francis cross over his own bar

3:20pm

Cherries corner cleared to safety

3:20pm

3:18pm

Three goals in five starts for Ritchie

3:17pm

Surman 20-yarder pushed round post

3:17pm

Free kick dealt with well by Cherries defence

3:15pm

Jose Semedo shot high, wide and not handsome

3:15pm

O'Kane operating just in front of back four with Arter and Surman central

3:14pm

Owls looking a little ponderous at the back.

3:11pm

Surman slipped the ball into Ritchie's path and his low drive fizzed past Damian Martinez from around 20 yards.

3:10pm

Matty Ritchie

3:10pm

1-0 Cherries

3:09pm

Elphick hurt in challenge with Maghoma but he's up on his feet

3:07pm

Owls have started the brighter.

3:06pm

Maghoma's shot flies over the bar

3:06pm

Brave block by Ward charges down JJ's shot

3:05pm

Challenge by Daniels yields a corner for Owls

3:04pm

Cherries playing with Fraser on the left and Ritchie on the right

3:04pm

Shot was actually by Jermaine Johnson, otherwise known as JJ

3:03pm

Early shot from Maghoma goes well wide

3:02pm

Nearly got hit by a balloon

3:01pm

Expecting an aeriel bombardment from owls

3:01pm

Kicked off...

3:00pm

Cherries in all black kit

3:00pm

Numbers on Owls shirts impossible to make out.

2:57pm

Teams taking to the pitch, music is Waterfront by Simple Minds

2:56pm

Eddie Howe's thoughts...

Previewing the visit to Hillsborough, Howe said: “It is a game we are looking forward to on the back of our win at Reading. Hopefully, we can produce a similar performance and result. The result against Birmingham didn’t match the performance and I think we are very unfortunate to have collected only three points from our past three games.

“You can’t affect results because they are always in the lap of the gods so performances are the thing you look at most and I have been really pleased with the past three. We created a lot of chances against Birmingham and, if we hit those levels again, you would like to think we would score on a regular basis.”

The Owls, who are under the caretaker charge of Stuart Gray following the recent sacking of Dave Jones, have won two of their past three games, although their midweek clash with Wigan was abandoned due to waterlogging at Hillsborough.

Howe, who worked briefly with Gray following his appointment at Burnley, said: “Stuart seems to have galvanised the place and got the players a little more confident and working hard. They have always had talented players and a good group and have a good mix. Every time you go to Hillsborough, you know it is going to be a difficult game. We expect a tough game but we go there in good heart as always.”

2:52pm

SPOTLIGHT ON OWLS V CHERRIES

CHERRIES’ league history with Sheffield Wednesday has been much like waiting for the proverbial bus.

The clubs had never met on an equal footing until Wednesday slipped to the third tier in 2003 but have since met on eight occasions as the Hillsborough outfit bounced between the middle divisions of English football.

Historically, the Owls largely held the Indian sign over their Dean Court rivals in cup competitions over the years, including a 7-0 thrashing in the FA Cup fourth round in 1932 when the Yorkshire outfit were at the peak of their powers.

Cherries, who went on to finish 15th in Division Three (South), had trumped Northfleet United, Blyth Spartans and Halifax Town in the previous rounds before being unceremoniously dumped out by the team which went on to finish third in England’s top flight.

John Hold’s solitary strike gave Cherries their only success against Wednesday prior to the turn of the century as more than 15,000 witnessed Freddie Cox’s Division Three strugglers topple their Division One counterparts in a League Cup shock at Dean Court in 1969.

However, that was to prove a rare high point as eight months later Cherries were relegated for the first time before the John
Bond era was ushered in.

But as soon as league fixtures worked their way onto the agenda, Cherries soon broke their Hillsborough hoodoo by picking up seven points from three trips to Sheffield.

After waiting so long to land a success against Dorset’s top dogs, Owls were remarkably swift in swooping the points with a six-minute blast in the last meeting between the sides – Wednesday’s 3-0 victory in March 2012.
Lee Bradbury’s men were battered within the opening 10 minutes with strikes from Ryan Batth and Michail Antonio sandwiching Miles Addison’s own goal.

The result which extended to five matches Cherries’ losing run at the time and Bradbury left the club 15 days later.
Onto the present day and tomorrow’s opponents have bolstered their prospects of staying in the Championship with six points from caretaker manager Stuart Gray’s first three matches in charge.

The Owls sit third-bottom of the division, a point below Charlton Athletic and second tier safety with Cherries five points and five places above Wednesday.

Gray’s side have shipped just two goals since the temporary boss took charge while loan striker Connor Wickham has been in fine form, banging in five goals in eight Championship matches since switching from Sunderland. He is, however, injured today.

2:50pm

2:49pm

2:48pm

2:45pm

Owls subs: Kirkland, McCabe, Helan, Mattock, Corry, McPhail, Savic.

2:45pm

Owls team

Owls: Martinez, Reda Johnson, Semedo, Roger Johnson, Maghoma, J Johnson, Coke, Lee, Palmer, Liera, Nuhiu.

2:42pm

Cherries subs: Harte, Addison, MacDonald, Pugh, Pitman, Rantie, Allsop.

2:41pm

Here is the Cherries team

Cherries: Camp, Francis, Ward, Elphick, Daniels, Fraser, Arter, O’Kane, Surman, Ritchie, Grabban.

2:38pm

Wednesday are understood to be without loan star Connor Wickham who is injured.

2:37pm

Elliott Ward and Ryan Fraser return with Steve Cook injured and Marc Pugh on the bench.

2:36pm

Still no sign of a team-sheet but Cherries have made a couple of changes.

2:36pm

Welcome to Hillsborough for today's Matchday Live. 

1:27pm

Live coverage of AFC Bournemouth's away day at Sheffield Wednesday from 2.30pm. 

Comments (13)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

1:35pm Sat 21 Dec 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Good luck this afternoon boys, bring home 3pts for Xmas!
Stuck at work today so all hail the mighty Cherries Player!!!
Just heard on Solent that it's sunny at Hillsborough so game on!
UTCIAD
Good luck this afternoon boys, bring home 3pts for Xmas! Stuck at work today so all hail the mighty Cherries Player!!! Just heard on Solent that it's sunny at Hillsborough so game on! UTCIAD TedMacsCherryPants

2:19pm Sat 21 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
Good luck this afternoon boys, bring home 3pts for Xmas!
Stuck at work today so all hail the mighty Cherries Player!!!
Just heard on Solent that it's sunny at Hillsborough so game on!
UTCIAD
I'll second that motion!!!! UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: Good luck this afternoon boys, bring home 3pts for Xmas! Stuck at work today so all hail the mighty Cherries Player!!! Just heard on Solent that it's sunny at Hillsborough so game on! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]I'll second that motion!!!! UTCIAD nonnogeppetto

2:47pm Sat 21 Dec 13

ASM says...

why does he keep playing surman? have we even tried grabban up top with rantie? usually when rantie plays he puts grabban on the wing.
In eddie I trust though. UTC
why does he keep playing surman? have we even tried grabban up top with rantie? usually when rantie plays he puts grabban on the wing. In eddie I trust though. UTC ASM

3:13pm Sat 21 Dec 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

ASM wrote:
why does he keep playing surman? have we even tried grabban up top with rantie? usually when rantie plays he puts grabban on the wing. In eddie I trust though. UTC
maybe 'cos he just fed Ritchie for his goal and did a couple of crucual things in the Reading game?
0 1 COYR!!!
[quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: why does he keep playing surman? have we even tried grabban up top with rantie? usually when rantie plays he puts grabban on the wing. In eddie I trust though. UTC[/p][/quote]maybe 'cos he just fed Ritchie for his goal and did a couple of crucual things in the Reading game? 0 1 COYR!!! TedMacsCherryPants

3:28pm Sat 21 Dec 13

cherrybakewell says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
ASM wrote:
why does he keep playing surman? have we even tried grabban up top with rantie? usually when rantie plays he puts grabban on the wing. In eddie I trust though. UTC
maybe 'cos he just fed Ritchie for his goal and did a couple of crucual things in the Reading game?
0 1 COYR!!!
Exactly Ted
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: why does he keep playing surman? have we even tried grabban up top with rantie? usually when rantie plays he puts grabban on the wing. In eddie I trust though. UTC[/p][/quote]maybe 'cos he just fed Ritchie for his goal and did a couple of crucual things in the Reading game? 0 1 COYR!!![/p][/quote]Exactly Ted cherrybakewell

3:31pm Sat 21 Dec 13

cherrybakewell says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
ASM wrote:
why does he keep playing surman? have we even tried grabban up top with rantie? usually when rantie plays he puts grabban on the wing. In eddie I trust though. UTC
maybe 'cos he just fed Ritchie for his goal and did a couple of crucual things in the Reading game?
0 1 COYR!!!
Exactly Ted
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: why does he keep playing surman? have we even tried grabban up top with rantie? usually when rantie plays he puts grabban on the wing. In eddie I trust though. UTC[/p][/quote]maybe 'cos he just fed Ritchie for his goal and did a couple of crucual things in the Reading game? 0 1 COYR!!![/p][/quote]Exactly Ted cherrybakewell

3:59pm Sat 21 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

Great to see Pugh and Pitman are not playing
Would like to see TK given a run out in the 2nd half
Great to see Pugh and Pitman are not playing Would like to see TK given a run out in the 2nd half holdinkæft

4:03pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Nat1234 says...

Surman is having an excellent game so far . Can't believe you want Eddie to play rantie ..
Surman is having an excellent game so far . Can't believe you want Eddie to play rantie .. Nat1234

4:57pm Sat 21 Dec 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Well done boys, well controlled and comfortable win (well apart from conceding and a hairy finish!), good work!
EHBA!!!
Well done boys, well controlled and comfortable win (well apart from conceding and a hairy finish!), good work! EHBA!!! TedMacsCherryPants

5:08pm Sat 21 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

Nat1234 wrote:
Surman is having an excellent game so far . Can't believe you want Eddie to play rantie ..
Surman played rubbish again just like last week, do you watch these games or do you just look at thier photos.
GREAT RESULT TODAY.
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: Surman is having an excellent game so far . Can't believe you want Eddie to play rantie ..[/p][/quote]Surman played rubbish again just like last week, do you watch these games or do you just look at thier photos. GREAT RESULT TODAY. holdinkæft

6:09pm Sat 21 Dec 13

north dorset AFCB says...

Where is the comment board on the match report page?
Great result today, more to come very soon.
Where is the comment board on the match report page? Great result today, more to come very soon. north dorset AFCB

6:19pm Sat 21 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

north dorset AFCB wrote:
Where is the comment board on the match report page?
Great result today, more to come very soon.
The Echo staff must be out on their staff party!!!!!

Well done the lads today good Christmas present for us all same again on Boxing day!!!
[quote][p][bold]north dorset AFCB[/bold] wrote: Where is the comment board on the match report page? Great result today, more to come very soon.[/p][/quote]The Echo staff must be out on their staff party!!!!! Well done the lads today good Christmas present for us all same again on Boxing day!!! nonnogeppetto

4:30am Sun 22 Dec 13

ASM says...

cherrybakewell wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
ASM wrote:
why does he keep playing surman? have we even tried grabban up top with rantie? usually when rantie plays he puts grabban on the wing. In eddie I trust though. UTC
maybe 'cos he just fed Ritchie for his goal and did a couple of crucual things in the Reading game?
0 1 COYR!!!
Exactly Ted
In eddie we trust, he answered the question
[quote][p][bold]cherrybakewell[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: why does he keep playing surman? have we even tried grabban up top with rantie? usually when rantie plays he puts grabban on the wing. In eddie I trust though. UTC[/p][/quote]maybe 'cos he just fed Ritchie for his goal and did a couple of crucual things in the Reading game? 0 1 COYR!!![/p][/quote]Exactly Ted[/p][/quote]In eddie we trust, he answered the question ASM

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree