Sheffield Wednesday picked up their second win Championship of the season today by beating Birmingham City 1-0 at St Andrew’s and many Owls fans have heaped praise on captain Barry Bannan.
The Wednesday skipper made no mistake from the penalty spot in the second half, scoring the decisive goal after Callum Paterson was fouled inside the box.
It was another impressive display from the Scotsman, whose influence was clear to see from central midfield.
Reports suggested that Wednesday rejected two late bids from Brentford for the 30-year-old ahead of Friday’s deadline for domestic transfers.
Holding onto him proved useful today as it was his goal that helped them beat the Blues and claim another three points.
The Owls remain bottom of the table after starting the season with a 12-point deduction but have now moved to -4 points.
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Bannan’s performance appears to have been a highlight on a fruitful afternoon for Wednesday fans, with many taking to Twitter to voice their thoughts.
Read their reaction here:
— Rick Bentley (@19Crouchy) October 17, 2020
Delighted for Bannan to knock the winner in against Birmingham, top player, top man. #swfc
— Tom Taylor-Batty (@TomTB1995) October 17, 2020
Fantastic performance today. Bannan was absolutely stupendous. UTO
— ⒶⒶ 🦉 (@ANDYOWL82) October 17, 2020
Anyone driving to Brum tonight to buy Bannan a pint? #swfc
— Lewis Southam (@lewsouthy) October 17, 2020
My beautiful captain 😍
— Adam (@Adam69654400) October 17, 2020
Never leave me 💙💙💙💙💙 https://t.co/saceexRLYt
— Jenko. (@jenko_lucy) October 17, 2020
my captain 😍 https://t.co/izcdDauhbN
— nathan 🦉 (@nathanswfc04) October 17, 2020
Imagine been one of them #swfc fans that thinks we are better off without Bannan 🤣🤣. Best player we’ve had since prem days which is a lifetime ago. if ur a Bannan hater don’t comment on this please cus u simply know nothing about football. #Bazza
— 🦉🔵Jamie Smith ⚪️🦉 (@JamieSmith1911) October 17, 2020