The worrying stat Sheffield Wednesday need to change to stay up

Daniel Powter’s ‘Bad Day’ was UK number one the last time that Sheffield Wednesday won away against Derby County.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 6:00 am
30th April 2006 - the last time Sheffield Wednesday beat Derby County away. (Photo: Steve Ellis)

The Owls need to get a result against Derby on Saturday afternoon if they’re to stand any chance of retaining their Championship status, but even that might not be enough if Rotherham United get at least one win from their final two matches.

Wednesday were given another stay of execution over the weekend as the Rams threw away a 1-0 lead over Swansea City, losing 2-1 and guaranteeing that the survival battle will go to the final day on May 8th.

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But in order to pull off what would be an incredible great escape, they’ll need to do something that they haven’t done since April 2006 – win at Pride Park.

But SWFC don’t have the best of records against Derby in general, winning only three of their last 25 games against them in all competitions, and currently find themselves on a 12-game winless run in away games against the Rams.

Darren Moore may well make the trip to Derby – a city he knows well – if he recovers from the aftermath of COVID-19 in time, but will be hoping to see more from them than they showed in the 0-0 draw against Nottingham Forest.

Coincidentally, he was part of the Derby backline the last time Wednesday won at Derby, a day where goals from Marcus Tudgay and Leon Best sealed victory.

Wednesday have to win on Saturday in order to close the three point gap between themselves and Derby, but for now it’s all eyes on tomorrow night’s game between Rotherham and Luton Town.

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