City see off Owls at Hillsborough
Sheffield Wednesday's FA Cup cup run ended with defeat in the 5th round against Manchester City at Hillsborough on Wednesday evening.
The Owls have been in really poor form in 2020 and a fair few fans were fearful of the visitors racking up a cricket score going into the game but despite City's dominance, only a Sergio Aguero goal separated the sides at the final whistle.
Pep Guardiola's Premier League Champions were in control throughout but Garry Monk's men worked hard and went in level at the break. Otamendi hit the bar with a header from a free-kick in the first half but Joe Wildsmith in the Wednesday goal wasn't unduly tested. At the other end Wednesday offered little but Murphy hit a decent shot wide from the edge of the penalty area.
The visitors upped their game in the 2nd half, Wildsmith saved well from Aguero and Mendy sent a fine strike crashing against the bar before they grabbed the lead in the 53rd minute. Mendy rolled the ball into Aguero and his had time to turn and strike on goal from inside the penalty area. Wildsmith got a hand to the strike but it had too much power and looped up into the air before bouncing in on the goal line.
City continued to dominate the ball from then on and although Wednesday forced some set pieces late on their delivery was poor and it was City who went closest to adding to the score as Sterling forced Wildsmith into a smart save in the closing stages.
Garry Monk will be a little disappointed that his side couldn't make more of an impression in the closing stages having managed to stay in the game but he will have been pleased
with the effort and application of his team.
Man City will travel to Newcastle United in the quarter finals of the FA Cup while Wednesday have tough games against promotion contenders Brentford and Nottingham Forest on the horizon in the Championship.