Sheffield Wednesday 0-3 Hartlepool United: Reaction after Owls horror show at Hillsborough

Sheffield Wednesday were beaten comfortably by Hartlepool United in the Papa John’s Trophy.

Wednesday, 1st December 2021, 9:04 pm
Sheffield Wednesday faced Hartlepool United on Wednesday night. (Credit: Will Matthews | MI News)

The Owls were expected to make a number of changes as Darren Moore shuffled the pack once again this evening, and he did just that as only three players from the Wycombe Wanderers game retained their place.

Wednesday had some good history against Hartlepool – most famously in the 2005 Play-Off final – and hadn’t lost to them since a 3-0 defeat away from home that same year. That changed at Hillsborough as they were beaten by the same scoreline – this time at home.

We’ll be bringing you all the latest from Hillsborough right here on our blog, with Steve Jones and Joe Crann covering the game for all of those that aren’t able to attend.

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It was one to forget for Moore and his players, and they’ll be keen to move on from it as soon as possible.

Sheffield Wednesday v Hartlepool United - Owls look to progress in Papa John’s Trophy

Last updated: Wednesday, 01 December, 2021, 21:46

  • Wednesday have some good memories against Hartlepool
  • The Owls are on an unbeaten run at home that has lasted eight games
  • Darren Moore has made plenty of changes

DM on Johnson and Adeniran...

He says they’re hoping to have a couple of players back over the next six days or so, and explained that both Adeniran and Johnson are making good progress.

“We can’t see a performance like that again.... We have to work. I’m not going to accept that.

“I don’t expect to see that again and the fans certainly don’t expect it.”

He said Wednesday ‘gave them a couple of goals’, and that ‘the damage was done in the first half’.

Admitted that ‘tonight was bad’...

Draw a line under it. Move on.

Wednesday booed off by the 5000+ fans, and it’s no surprise. Grim evening, grim result.

More to follow...

Fondop involved again. He’s fouled by Bannan, who’s booked.

Adedoyin comes in for Brennan.

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