The FA Cup - Fifth Round
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Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Swansea City

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FA Cup: Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Swansea City highlights

Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal says both managers should have been given the option of a penalty shootout rather than a replay after the FA Cup fifth-round draw at Sheffield Wednesday.

The Premier League side face a third replay in as many rounds in this season's competition after Saturday's goalless draw at Hillsborough.

"It's a score nobody wants," Carvalhal told BT Sport.

"Maybe in the future, if the managers and referee agree after the first game we can go to penalties, we can finish the game today.

"I believe if you had asked us and the Sheffield Wednesday manager, we'd have gone to penalties."

Referring to the series of comedy films released between 1984 and 1994, the Portuguese added: "It looks like that movie Police Academy.

"Police Academy 1, Police Academy 2 and we think we're going to Police Academy 3 in this moment because it's the third time."

The Welsh club went nearest to breaking the deadlock when Mike van der Hoorn's close-range header was brilliantly saved by Cameron Dawson in the first half.

Adam Reach went close in the opening minutes as the hosts started brightly, while Atdhe Nuhiu shot straight at Swansea keeper Kristoffer Nordfelt late on.

Carvalhal's attacking substitutions could not settle matters against his former club, meaning the tie will go to a replay on Tuesday, 27 February at 19:45 GMT.

The visitors felt they should have had a penalty before the break when striker Tammy Abraham tumbled over under challenge by Daniel Pudil, but referee Paul Tierney ignored their claims.

Kyle Bartley was just short of reaching a free-kick inside the home side's six-yard box, while Wednesday substitute Lucas Joao was flagged for offside when looking to touch in a Reach cross deep into stoppage time.

The Swans were forced to make a late change to their line-up when defender Alfie Mawson withdrew with a knee injury during the warm-up and was replaced by Kyle Naughton.

Carvalhal back at 'home'

Carvalhal had referred to Wednesday as his "home", before the match - and he warmly greeted Owls coach Lee Bullen when he arrived and then jokingly asked which dressing room to go in with his squad.

Wednesday were 15th in the Championship when the Portuguese left by mutual consent, but Swansea have moved up from last place to 16th in the Premier League since he took over.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay and Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal
Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay and predecessor Carlos Carvalhal greeted each other warmly before kick-off

Backing up his statements that the league is his priority, Carvalhal initially made six changes to the side that beat Burnley 1-0 last Saturday - but he was forced to bring Naughton back in after the unfortunate Mawson injured his knee during the warm-up.

However, his changes looked to have disrupted Swansea's recent rhythm and they took time to gel. Van der Hoorn's header was his side's first chance of note and, as it transpired, their main one.

Bringing on Jordan Ayew, Nathan Dyer and Sam Clucas signalled Carvalhal's desire to finish the tie in south Yorkshire rather than back in south Wales, but instead he faces another replay to secure Swansea's first FA Cup quarter-final since 1964.

His side have prevailed at the second time of asking against Wolves and Notts County in previous rounds, and will now have to face Carvalhal's previous employers again in between crucial league fixtures against Brighton and West Ham.

Wednesday show spirit against old boss

The Owls finished in the top six in both of Carvalhal's complete seasons in charge, but lying just nine points above the relegation zone at kick-off, it was questionable how much of a priority the FA Cup is for his successor Jos Luhukay.

The Dutchman has had to contend with a lengthy injury list and could not pick cup-tied trio Jordan Thorniley, Sean Clare and Jack Stobbs.

But the hosts began well with Reach managing to shoot on target from a tight angle after only a couple of minutes, and they continued to impress despite Swansea eventually asserting themselves.

However it was 22-year-old goalkeeper Dawson who provided their most memorable moment, flinging out his left hand to touch Van der Hoorn's header over the bar and reward the faith shown in him by Luhukay.

Dawson had replaced first-choice Joe Wildsmith for the previous two cup outings, and his superb effort went a long way to ensuring his side get the second chance their spirited display deserved.

Man of the match - Cameron Dawson (Sheffield Wednesday)

Cameron Dawson
Cameron Dawson was a solid presence throughout and pulled off a marvellous save to keep the match goalless

Swansea extend their good run - the stats

  • Swansea are unbeaten in 10 matches (winning five, their best run since November 2009 (11 games).
  • The Owls are winless in 18 FA Cup matches against Premier League opposition (D6 L12).
  • Since Luhukay took charge of his first Sheffield Wednesday match, the Owls have had four goalless draws, more than any other side currently in the top four tiers.
  • Wednesday have kept six clean sheets in their nine matches under Luhukay, as many as they managed in their first 29 games this season before his appointment.
  • The Swans have conceded nine goals in 12 matches under Carvalhal - they conceded nine goals in the three matches before he took over.

What's next?

Sheffield Wednesday travel to Millwall on Tuesday, 20 February for a 19:45 GMT kick off, while Swansea are away to Brighton on Saturday, 24 February at 15:00.

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 25Dawson
  • 46Venâncio
  • 36Pudil
  • 6Fox
  • 2Hunt
  • 8ButterfieldSubstituted forPelupessyat 70'minutes
  • 3Jones
  • 20ReachBooked at 83mins
  • 21Boyd
  • 33WallaceBooked at 78minsSubstituted forLucas Joãoat 80'minutes
  • 17Nuhiu

Substitutes

  • 12Loovens
  • 18Lucas João
  • 24Baker
  • 28Wildsmith
  • 31Kirby
  • 32Pelupessy
  • 35Nielsen

Swansea

  • 13Nordfeldt
  • 26Naughton
  • 27Bartley
  • 5van der HoornBooked at 65mins
  • 52Roberts
  • 4Ki Sung-yueng
  • 14Carroll
  • 16OlssonSubstituted forClucasat 79'minutes
  • 11NarsinghSubstituted forDyerat 64'minutes
  • 10AbrahamSubstituted forJ Ayewat 67'minutes
  • 15Routledge

Substitutes

  • 12Dyer
  • 17Clucas
  • 18J Ayew
  • 25Mulder
  • 33Fernandez
  • 38Maric
  • 42James
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
19,427

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamSwansea
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Swansea City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Swansea City 0.

Connor Roberts (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Boyd (Sheffield Wednesday).

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Adam Reach tries a through ball, but Lucas João is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Nathan Dyer (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jordan Ayew.

Jordan Ayew (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday).

Foul by Wayne Routledge (Swansea City).

Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Joey Pelupessy (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas João.

Foul by Mike van der Hoorn (Swansea City).

Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ki Sung-yueng (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday).

Mike van der Hoorn (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday).

Jordan Ayew (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joey Pelupessy (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Lucas João replaces Ross Wallace.

Nathan Dyer (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Frederico Venâncio (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt saved. Kyle Bartley (Swansea City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Carroll.

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Sam Clucas replaces Martin Olsson.

Booking

Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt saved. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joey Pelupessy.

Connor Roberts (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday).

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Jack Hunt.

Attempt saved. Jordan Ayew (Swansea City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nathan Dyer.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by David Jones.

Attempt blocked. Wayne Routledge (Swansea City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Ayew.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Joey Pelupessy replaces Jacob Butterfield.

Attempt saved. Jordan Ayew (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Carroll.

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Jordan Ayew replaces Tammy Abraham because of an injury.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Ross Wallace tries a through ball, but Atdhe Nuhiu is caught offside.

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