Could Sheffield Wednesday’s West Brom woes finally come to an end this week?
The last time Sheffield Wednesday beat West Bromwich Albion, the launch of the original iPhone had just been announced and Gordon Brown was about to become Prime Minister – Garry Monk will be hoping to change that.
It was on April 13th 2007 when the Owls last managed to get one over on the Baggies, beating them 1-0 at the Hawthorns thanks to a goal from Deon Burton, supplied by a man who would go on to become a WBA legend, Chris Brunt.
Now, almost 14 years since their last home victory against Wednesday night’s opponents, Monk will be eager to his side to build on their 2-1 victory over Bristol City by dinting West Brom’s title hopes even further.
The visitors are unbeaten in seven games against the Owls at present, however are on a five-game winless run in all competitions at present and haven’t scored in any of their last three games in all competitions – one before, and two after the break.
With Wednesday riding a bit of a wave after two encouraging performances against Nottingham Forest and Bristol, could it be time for them to end their poor run against the Baggies and take another step up the table? Only time will tell.
The last meeting of the sides back in November was full of drama as a late Charlie Austin goal, followed by a red card for Liam Palmer, saw WBA take all three points, but Monk will be hoping for a different result this time around.