Ratings: A tidy debut, a nine and some eights - COVID-hit Sheffield Wednesday get the job done as they progress past Exeter City in the FA Cup

For the first time ever, Sheffield Wednesday have won away at Exeter City...

Saturday, 9th January 2021, 5:02 pm
Liam Shaw of Sheffield Wednesday as they beat Exeter City 2-0. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

There were plenty of changes for the Owls as Andy Holdsworth took charge following a COVID-19 outbreak at the club, but the handful of senior players and a group of Wednesday youngsters were able to get the job done as they finally picked up a win at St James Park.

Here are the ratings from a professional SWFC display to book their place in the next round of the competition.

Did well when he was called upon, looked tidy, but wasn’t actually troubled too much.

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Grew into the game, and was much more composed in the second half. Made some strong interventions.
Put in another really good shift, was key at the back and took on a leadership role alongside his less experienced teammates. Ridiculous assist for the second goal. Excellent performance.
A very solid debut down the left side, showed glimpses of some real quality and was involved in numerous impressive defensive plays.
Good efforts from him. Full of running, didn’t give up on anything, and certainly played his part.
Can’t fault him, did what’s expected of him, including a big last ditch tackle in the first half. No complaints.
Not a bad showing from the youngster, but didn’t have the biggest impact. Could’ve scored.
Another assist, was very busy in the middle and involved in so much of what Wednesday did.
Busied himself, tried to make things happen for Wednesday and always looks a threat. Should really have had an assist for Hunt.
Took his goal really well, and was heavily involved. A couple of loose passes, but had a real impact on the game – on top of the fact that he scored the winner.
Worked hard, put in a real shift, but didn’t have much service until Shaw’s brilliant assist. Three games, three goals.
Looked decent when he came on, helped Wednesday see out the game.
A late substitute on for Ryan Galvin.
Only got a couple of minutes at the end.