EFL Cup - First Round North
WalsallWalsall0Sheff WedSheffield Wednesday0
Sheffield Wednesday win 4-2 on penalties

Sheffield Wednesday beat League Two Walsall on penalties after a dour Carabao Cup first-round tie.

After the game finished 0-0, the Championship side won through 4-2 on penalties, with Chelsea loanee Izzy Brown scoring the winning spot-kick.

Both teams struggled to create any real chances of note in a hard-fought but low-quality match.

Wednesday did have the better of what few opportunities there were, with sub Matt Penney twice going close in the latter stages.

Line-ups

Walsall

  • 1Roberts
  • 2Norman
  • 6Scarr
  • 5J Clarke
  • 3Jules
  • 10Gordon
  • 8Kinsella
  • 12Bates
  • 15McDonaldSubstituted forNurseat 88'minutes
  • 9LaverySubstituted forAdebayoat 69'minutes
  • 22Holden

Substitutes

  • 4Sadler
  • 11Adebayo
  • 13Rose
  • 14Cockerill-Mollett
  • 17Nolan
  • 19Willis
  • 21Nurse

Sheff Wed

  • 25Dawson
  • 27Iorfa
  • 15Lees
  • 13BörnerBooked at 55mins
  • 22OdubajoSubstituted forPenneyat 60'minutes
  • 17Dele-BashiruSubstituted forRhodesat 78'minutes
  • 21Luongo
  • 10BannanBooked at 39mins
  • 7K Harris
  • 11ReachSubstituted forWindassat 66'minutes
  • 24Brown

Substitutes

  • 4van Aken
  • 8Pelupessy
  • 14Penney
  • 18Windass
  • 20Rhodes
  • 28Wildsmith
  • 29Hunt
Referee:
Peter Wright

Match Stats

Home TeamWalsallAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Walsall 0(2), Sheffield Wednesday 0(4).

  2. Penalties over

    Penalty Shootout ends, Walsall 0(2), Sheffield Wednesday 0(4).

  3. Post update

    Goal! Walsall 0(2), Sheffield Wednesday 0(4). Isaiah Brown (Sheffield Wednesday) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Penalty missed! Still Walsall 0(2), Sheffield Wednesday 0(3). Alfie Bates (Walsall) hits the bar with a right footed shot.

  5. Post update

    Goal! Walsall 0(2), Sheffield Wednesday 0(3). Kadeem Harris (Sheffield Wednesday) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

  6. Post update

    Goal! Walsall 0(2), Sheffield Wednesday 0(2). Elijah Adebayo (Walsall) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

    Goal! Walsall 0(1), Sheffield Wednesday 0(2). Josh Windass (Sheffield Wednesday) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  8. Post update

    Penalty saved! Josh Gordon (Walsall) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

  9. Post update

    Goal! Walsall 0(1), Sheffield Wednesday 0(1). Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  10. Post update

    Goal! Walsall 0(1), Sheffield Wednesday 0. Rory Holden (Walsall) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  11. Penalties in progress

    Penalty Shootout begins Walsall 0, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

  12. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Walsall 0, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Massimo Luongo (Sheffield Wednesday).

  14. Post update

    Josh Gordon (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Alfie Bates.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dominic Iorfa (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Barry Bannan following a set piece situation.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Walsall. George Nurse replaces Wesley McDonald.

  18. Post update

    Matt Penney (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Liam Kinsella (Walsall).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Julian Börner.