Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Bristol City - Lees and McGugan secure impressive victory

Sheffield Wednesday 2 - 0 Bristol City

  • 60" Tom Lees
  • 71" Lewis McGugan

Ref: James Adcock
Attendance: 23,255

Sheffield Wednesday - The Owls

Sheffield Wednesday started their season with a 2-0 win over Bristol City.

Sheffield Wednesday kicked off their Championship campaign with an impressive 2-0 win over newly-promoted Bristol City at Hillsborough.

Wednesday have brought in a host of new faces this summer, including manager Carlos Carvalhal as well as new signings Jack Hunt, Alex Lopez and Marco Matias, all of whom started today's game.

Facing a team who were so dominant in League One last season as a tricky task for Wednesday, but they passed it with flying colours with a 2-0 win.

Centre back Tom Lees opened the scoring in the second half, heading home a corner on the hour mark to put Wednesday in front.

Just ten minutes later, Lewis McGugan put Wednesday 2-0 up and send Steve Cotterill's Bristol City back to the West County empty-handed.

It was the perfect start for Wednesday, whose ambitious new era is now up and running under Thai owner Dejphon Chansiri, and their victory will give fans hope of sustained success this season.

For Bristol City, they may have made a losing start to life back in the Championship, but they have a strong side and should enjoy a solid campaign under Cotterill.

Statistics

Sheffield Wednesday

Bristol City

Possession

41.4%
58.6%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Sheffield Wednesday

  • Keiren Westwood
  • Jack Hunt
  • Jeremy Helan
  • Glenn Loovens
  • Tom Lees
  • Sam Hutchinson
  • Lewis McGugan
  • Ross Wallace
  • Marco Matias
  • Álex López
  • Atdhe Nuhiu

Substitutes

  • Joe Wildsmith
  • Liam Palmer
  • Kieran Lee
  • Josè Semedo
  • Caolan Lavery
  • Lucas João
  • Vincent Sasso

Bristol City

  • Frank Fielding
  • Derrick Williams
  • Joe Bryan
  • Ryan Fredericks
  • Aden Flint
  • Luke Ayling
  • Korey Smith
  • Marlon Pack
  • Luke Freeman
  • Aaron Wilbraham
  • Jonathan Kodjia

Substitutes

  • Adam El-Abd
  • Callum Robinson
  • Scott Wagstaff
  • Wes Burns
  • Kieran Agard
  • Max O'Leary
  • Bobby Reid

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