Past meetings: Swans v Owls

13th December 2018
First team

​​​​​​​As Swansea City get set to face Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, we look back at some of the Owls’ previous visits to South Wales.

Here we recall past meetings in the FA Cup, the Championship and the old Second and Third Divisions.

Swans 2 Sheffield Wednesday 0

FA Cup fifth-round replay – February 27, 2018

The Swans last hosted Sheffield Wednesday in February this year, when goals from Jordan Ayew and Nathan Dyer saw the home side reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup for the first time since 1964.

Carlos Carvalhal’s team had been left frustrated after a 0-0 draw at Hillsborough in the original tie, but two second-half goals sealed victory against his former club.

Ayew, a half-time substitute, was in excellent form and was on the scoresheet within 10 minutes of entering the field of play, slotting home from close range after Tom Carroll had struck both posts.

Dyer’s tidy finish secured progress late on, and made it six home wins in six for the Swans.


Swans 1 Sheffield Wednesday 1

Championship – August 30, 2008

A stunning effort from Ferrie Bodde was cancelled out by Steve Watson’s second-half strike when the Owls visited the Liberty in 2008.

Midfield maestro Bodde was attracting interest from across the country after an outstanding start to the Championship season.

His 25-yard strike was his second goal in three matches and his ninth for Roberto Martinez’s Swans since joining in 2007.

The home side could have doubled their lead with Ashley Williams and Febian Brandy both striking the woodwork, but midfielder Watson who had the last say when he headed home Marcus Tudgay’s cross.


Swans 4 Sheffield Wednesday 2

Division Three – December 2, 1978

The Swans took another stride towards promotion from Division Three in an entertaining encounter at the Vetch.

The home side went ahead inside a minute through Phil Boersma before Wednesday grabbed a swift equaliser.

John Toshack then restored the Swans’ lead only for the visitors to level again before the break.

Toshack scored his second early in the second half before Jeremy Charles made it 4-2 to seal the deal for the Swans.

Toshack’s team finished third to clinch automatic promotion to the second tier at the end of the season.