‘Looking at their fixtures around that time, I’m optimistic!’ - How Sheffield Wednesday fans reacted to drawing Manchester City in the FA Cup

Sheffield Wednesday have been handed a mouthwatering tie against holders Manchester City in the fifth round of the FA Cup - and it is fair to say supporters are relishing the prospect.

Monday, 27th January 2020, 8:14 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 8:38 am

Here we bring a selection of reactions to the draw.

@Jinja_Owl: Announce cheap tickets and play the strongest team we can put out.

@Geary2784: Looking at their fixtures Madrid midweek and Arsenal on the Sunday then us followed by Man U that weekend I’m optimistic

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@relfmj: What should happen now, if this squad is worth anything, is every single player should raise their levels to get into the side vs City. 7 league games between now and then. Could be a season defining spell

@amgowl: First time Garry Monk will see this place bounce.... can’t wait #swfc let’s show the current champions what Hillsboro is all about

@dan_N_smith: There’s nobody better than Steven Fletcher, not even Kun Agüero.

@mja_owl: Well if Fletcher is fit come March we can prove the chant is correct.

@jjwhaling: The FA Cup holders and champions of England at Hillsborough should feel exciting I suppose. But of all the ‘big’ clubs... City just a bit meh, aren’t they? Would love an upset but their second team would cruise to a top-four finish. Incredibly tough.

@garetho75951588: It's only man city and we at home...what could possibly go wrong?

@SebWalker5: Might as well put us in the hat for the 6th round now

@Turner_GEO: Midweek at a packed out hillsborough...I honestly fancy us against city

@adamswfc: Will Börner be able to fit Aguero, Sterling and De Bruyne in his pocket!?

@owl4life1867: Gutted for City. Genuinely thought they had a shot at the #facup this year.

@joe72_: Our support are mad...already people moaning about part-timers wanting to come to the City match. No regular who wants to go will miss out...it’ll be awful to have a decent crowd won’t it?

@GeoffSWFC: A reminder that a very strong City side managed by Pep lost to league one Wigan a couple of years ago. Pack the stadium and give it a right go