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Last Five: Sheffield Wednesday

28 November 2013

A look back at the recent meetings with The Owls

Sheffield Wednesday visit Bloomfield Road on Saturday for hopefully a classic Lancashire-Yorkshire clash.

Although last season’s meeting here was far from memorable, a year previous the two served up an entertaining FA Cup double header.

Pool saw off The Owls to secure a trip to Goodison Park that time; however the cup double wasn’t secured due to a less-entertaining League Cup defeat the previous August.

Here we look at the last five meetings between the two sides.
  
Blackpool 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday – 16/4/13

Matt Gilks was the star of the show at Bloomfield Road in April, to ensure Sheffield Wednesday stayed below Blackpool at the wrong end of The Championship.

Jermaine Johnson was twice denied by the Scottish international, whilst Giles Coke was also thwarted.

Kirk Broadfoot headed Blackpool’s best chance onto the crossbar, whilst Thomas Ince and Ludovic Sylvestre also missed chances.

The stalemate left the pair hovering just above the relegation zone.

Sheffield Wednesday 0-2 Blackpool – 6/11/12

Blackpool claimed their first post-Ian Holloway victory as Steve Thompson guided his side to three points at Hillsborough.

Ince put The Seasiders ahead on 18 minutes; converting Elliott Grandin’s cut back.

Sylvestre put the game beyond doubt seven minutes from time for the dominant visitors.

Wednesday failed to really test Gilks, whilst Michail Antonio’s penalty shouts fell on deaf ears.

Sheffield Wednesday 0-3 Blackpool – 7/2/12

Blackpool made the most of a last minute equaliser in the FA Cup, to progress into the fifth round in 2012.

Matt Phillips steered in the opener, to give Blackpool an ideal start, before Lomana LuaLua’s stunner doubled Pool’s lead.

The game was put beyond doubt when Sylvestre rolled home the third for the in-form visitors.

Ryan Lowe and Rob Jones both came close for Wednesday, but they were second best throughout.

Blackpool 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday – 28/1/12

That comfortable victory at Hillsborough was made possible after Kevin Phillips rescued the tie at Bloomfield Road ten days earlier.

Clinton Morrison had put The Owls ahead on the day with an exquisite chip.

The hosts responded however, and both Bob Harris and Phillips wasted presentable opportunities to level the tie.
 
Phillips was just biding his time however, and when Gary Taylor-Fletcher was hauled down in the box, he made no mistake from the spot, levelling at the death.

Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Blackpool – 11/8/11

Finally, Ian Holloway made a host of changes for a League Cup clash at Hillsborough, where Pool were knocked out.

Ashley Eastham saw red for The Seasiders, who dominated the game throughout.

After an uneventful 120 minutes the Thursday-night tie went down to penalties, after Billy Clarke had missed the best chance for Blackpool.

James O’Connor hit the winning spot kick to send Wednesday through.

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