Sheffield Wednesday claimed their fourth League One win of the season last night as they beat Wigan Athletic 2-1 at the DW Stadium but the performance of Lewis Wing has divided opinion.
Darren Moore’s side were without captain Barry Bannan, who only made the bench after picking up a knock against Ipswich Town on the weekend, but still managed to pick up an impressive victory against a Latics side that were top of the table and unbeaten at home in the league heading into the game.
Max Power’s own-goal gifted the Owls the lead after 23 minutes while Callum Paterson’s brilliant strike put them two up in the second half.
Despite Charlie Wyke’s late penalty, Wednesday were able to hold on to claim all three points and that was in no small part due to the performance of Wing.
Playing in a central midfield duo alongside Sam Hutchinson, the summer signing worked tirelessly for the visitors and produced a gargantuan defensive display.
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As well as winning eight ground duels, Wing made seven tackles, two clearances, and two interceptions, while he was dribbled past just once all evening (Sofascore).
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The 26-year-old’s display has proven divise, with many Wednesday fans taking to Twitter to have their say…
Thought wing, Gregory and BPF where stand outs, wing was everywhere tonight. #SWFC
— Barx (@sam31405869) September 28, 2021
No Bannan. We win. Lets keep mixing it up and keep the opposition guessing. We have a good squad. Wing to keep the shirt. #swfc
— STEVE FOSTER (@djvioletsky) September 28, 2021
As a player bannan is undoubtedly quality! But I can’t help think we had much more balance in midfield without him! And wing had arguably his best game yet without bannan at side of him
— Adam Copeland (@Gingeee_SWFC) September 29, 2021
Not to back him after 1 game but he did so much better than bannan just keeping the ball and making chances, correct me if I’m wrong but the last few games bannan has been a liability
— Jack Michie (@Jack70365714) September 28, 2021
Please get Wing off #SWFC
— Gemma Tye (@Gemtye) September 28, 2021
Wing is getting worse #swfc
— Aaron Swallow (@aaronswallow26) September 28, 2021
Wing, winging it. Weak as #swfc
— Glen SWFC B (@growlers6) September 28, 2021
Is it me or is Wing not very good? #swfc
— Kylewilliam (@TheWednesdayy) September 28, 2021