Fresh details emerge for Sheffield Wednesday's bumper Sunderland clash

Sheffield Wednesday were due to play each other earlier this month in one of the biggest games in League One this season, however the international break meant that it was postponed...

Monday, 27th September 2021, 11:20 am
Updated Monday, 27th September 2021, 5:12 pm

Now though, with another international break approaching, it has been confirmed that the fixture – originally scheduled for September 4th – will now be played on November 2nd as the Black Cats make the trip to Hillsborough for their first encounter with the Owls since back in 2018.

A statement on the club’s official website today read, “The Owls’ clash with Sunderland at Hillsborough has been rescheduled for Tuesday 2 November… The game was postponed back in September due to the Black Cats meeting the criteria of international call-ups. Kick-off in S6 will be at 7.45pm.”

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It may not be the only game that Wednesday have rearranged this season due to international call-ups, with next month’s visit of Bolton Wanderers a potential doubt should the Owls have three or more players called up by their respective nations – Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Northern Ireland) and Theo Corbeanu (Canada) are expected to get the nod.

Sunderland are flying high in the third tier this season after a strong start to the campaign saw them climb up to second place with 19 points, however a recent dip for the Owls means that they’re now sitting in 11th place after a run of four games without a victory.

Before their clash at S6, though, Wednesday have plenty of games to play as they look to halt their poor run of form – starting with Wigan Athletic tomorrow night.

Sheffield Wednesday will face Sunderland in November.