Sheffield Wednesday have won 48 and lost 49 of their total matches against bitter rivals Sheffield United and travel to Bramall Lane tonight looking to level that tally.
The match is new Owls boss Jos Luhukay’s first match in charge of the club who are looking for revenge after being comfortably beaten 4-2 at home in the reverse fixture in September.
Luhukay could make himself an instant hero if he engineers a win in his maiden match in charge of Wednesday and here is a run down of some other famous Wednesday moments from the clash.
7 February 2009
Tommy Spurr put Wednesday ahead before Arturo Lupoli levelled matters after just five minutes in this Championship clash.
With the game approaching the half an hour mark, Owls striker Marcus Tudgay produced one of the best goals the Steel City Derby has ever seen to clinch Wednesday’s most recent win at the home of their fiercest rivals.
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A long ball drops to Tudgay, who chest controls it before driving at the home defence. With nobody willing to close him down, the hitman rifles a stunning strike into the top left hand corner of Paddy Kenny’s net before running back down the pitch to celebrate with the travelling fans.
Wednesday fans will be hoping their wait for a win at Bramall Lane ends tonight.
16 October 2011
This early season clash saw Gary Megson’s Wednesday go into travel to Bramall Lane in third in the League One, four places ahead of their rivals.
Two goals within twenty minutes put the Blades in the box seat and it looked like Wednesday were going to be heading home with nothing as the score was still 2-0 as the game entered the last ten minutes.
Chris O’Grady pulled one back with eight minutes remaining before his strike partner Gary Madine levelled the scores four minutes later to salvage a point for Megson’s men.
Wednesday went on to get promoted that season while United finished third and stayed in League One.
26 February 2012
Wednesday beat the Blades at home in that 2011/12 promotion season and it was sealed by Chris O’Grady’s goal in the 73rd minute at Hillsborough.
Megson’s side were still third at this stage but United had moved up to second so the game took on added importance as a promotion battle as well as a local derby.
The Blades defence left O’Grady unmarked in the penalty area and allowed the striker to nod home without any pressure before he embarked on a passionate celebration with the bench.
This was Wednesday’s most recent win over Sheffield United and they will be hoping to repeat the trick tonight.
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