Sheffield Wednesday 2 Sunderland 0 RECAP: Story of the match as Cats lose Carabao Cup tie at Hillsborough

Sunderland were knocked out of the Carabao Cup after a 2-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday.

The Black Cats boss made 11 changes to his starting XI following Saturday’s win at Bristol City, with Neil keen to give minutes to other members of his squad.

An excellent strike from Wednesday midfielder Dennis Adeniran put the hosts ahead in the 16th minute, before substitute Sylla Sow added a second after half-time.

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Here’s how the match played out:

Sunderland's Jack Diamond (centre) has a shot on goal blocked by Sheffield Wednesday's Michael Ihiekwe during the Carabao Cup, first round match at Hillsborough.

RECAP: Sheffield Wednesday 2 (Adeniran, 16) (Sow, 56) Sunderland 0

Key Events

  • Sunderland XI: Bass, Hume, Winchester, Wright, Alese, O’Nien, Matete, Sonha, Embleton (Spellman, 80), Diamond, Roberts (Kelly, 84)
  • Subs: Patterson, Cirkin, Batth, Gooch, Clarke, Kelly, Neil, Spellman, Simms
  • Sheffield Wednesday XI: Dawson, Palmer, Iorfa, Heneghan (Ihiekwe, 46), James (Hunt, 81), Brown, Byers, Bakinson, Adeniran (Johnson, 81), Paterson (Cook, 72), Gregory (Sow, 44)
  • Subs; Stockdale, Ihiekwe, Johnson, A Hunt, Bannan, Dele-Bashiru, Vaulks, Cook, Sow
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First-half verdict from Hillsborough

Half-Time: Sheffield Wednesday 1 Sunderland 0

45+1’ Over from Embleton

Embleton’s shot from the edge of the box sails over the bar after Roberts’ cutback.

Three minutes added time

44’ Wednesday make a change

Looks like Gregory has picked up an injury.

He has been replaced by Sylla Sow.

That was a powerful run from Diamond who broke through the middle of the pitch before cutting the ball back to Roberts.

Byers managed to get back and make a tackle.

38’ A lack of cutting edge

34’ Hume cross overhit

Sunderland have seen more of the ball but struggled to work it into the final third.

That was a better passage of play from the visitors as the ball was worked to Hume on the right but, with few team-mates to aim for, his cross was overhit.

31’ Important challenges

Wednesday almost cut Sunderland open there after Adeniran found space in midfield.

His pass to Gregory was cut out by Winchester before Hume denied Brown by blocking the wing-back’s shot.

27’ Wednesday causing problems on the right

Wednesday are starting to cause more problems on the right through Palmer.

Bass was able to claim a cross from the Owls wing-back there but the hosts are finding space on that flank.

As we say that, Palmer has just gone down and we’re having a drinks break.

He’s back on his feet now.

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