Barry Bannan at Leeds United
Wednesday kicked off their 2016-17 Championship campaign with a narrow 1-0 victory over Villa at home.
Fernando Forestieri’s goal five minutes from full time proved to be the difference between the two sides at the Hillsborough Stadium.
Sheffield Wednesday's Barry Bannan looks dejected
Bannan started the match and played for the entire 90 minutes, and he has revelled in the win on Twitter.
Get in there great to start the season off with a win today clean sheet and great performance from the team #Swfc— barry bannan (@bazzabannan25) August 7, 2016
What a win that was against a top team who will be up there this season. Fans fantastic, never stopped singing @swfc on to the next one— Jack Hunt (@Hunty32) 7 August 2016
Sheffield Wednesday's Jack Hunt in action with Andrew Robertson
Over the course of the 90 minutes at the Hillsborough Stadium on Sunday evening, hosts Wednesday had 52% of the possession, took 17 shots of which six were on target, and earned 12 corners, according to BBC Sport.
Visitors Villa had 48% of the possession, took 12 shots of which only two were on target, and earned nine corners, according to BBC Sport.
Wednesday will return to action on Tuesday evening when they take on Cambridge United in the first round of the EFL Cup.
Sheffield Wednesday's Jack Hunt in action with Jordan Ayew