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Round 27 of the Championship begins with the Steel City derby. At the beginning of this season, United surprisingly won a visit to Wednesday with 2-4. Now there is played on Bramall Lane. Who can call himself the winner of one of England’s most intense derbies?
Sheffield Utd :
When September 2-4 won archrival Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough, Sheffield United was not able to win her luck. At that time the club was in a fairytale anyway. The Blades were only recently promoted, but they showed that they were able to compete with the top of the Championship. Only Wolverhampton Wanderers turned out to be a level higher than United, but that should not be found strange. Victory after victory was dragged in and within the club direct promotion became a serious subject by the long possession of the second position. Until the thriller against Fulham. After the spectacular defeat at home (4-5), the draft started to hit Sheffield United. Since then – round 18 – seven points have been lost and the two victories that were won were on lowflight Sunderland and middle-class Ipswich Town.
Nonetheless, the results of Sheffield United are so far impressive. Despite the bad results of the past few months, The Blades were only thrown out of the top six by Aston Villa last week. The Chris Wilder team can still be found in the seventh position – which is of course very good for a PhD student. It would be an exceptional achievement for Wilder if he manages to lead United to the playoffs this season. If he succeeds in returning the frivolous game of the first months to his team, a spot in the first six is certainly in store. For that, however, there will have to be settled with Wednesday and although the victory of September is still fresh on the retina, that offers no guarantee of a victory against the arch rival.
Sheffield Wed :
After only seven victories from 26 games, Carlos Carvalhal decided that the bar was full at Sheffield Wednesday. The Portuguese stepped up at Wednesday just before Christmas and was appointed a few days later as the new coach of Swansea City in the Premier League. The gap Carvalhal left behind was filled by the Dutchman Jos Luhukay, former trainer of, among others, Hertha BSC, VFB Stuttgart and Borussia Mönchengladbach. For the first time since his trainer’s career, Luhukay started working at a football club outside Germany. He has to get Sheffield Wednesday back on track and if it is a bit of fun to lead to the playoffs to be promoted from there to the Premier League.
Luhukay is relatively unknown to the fans of Wednesday. In order to give the citizens courage, they were told that they are dealing with a real promoter. In recent years Luhukay has succeeded in promoting with Mönchengladbach, FC Augsburg and Hertha. At Wednesday – where he will have to deal with Joost van Aken and Glenn Loovens – the Dutch still has a long way to go. The gap on the sixth place of Leeds United is no less than thirteen points and despite the class of Luhukay does not mean that this hole is just missed in order to have a chance of promotion. He can at least make himself a little immortal in Sheffield.
Sheffield Utd vs Sheffield Wed head to head matches
24.09.17 CHA Sheffield Wed Sheffield Utd 2 : 4
26.02.12 LO Sheffield Wed Sheffield Utd 1 : 0
16.10.11 LO Sheffield Utd Sheffield Wed 2 : 2
09.07.11 CF Sheffield Wed Sheffield Utd 1 : 1
18.04.10 CHA Sheffield Wed Sheffield Utd 1 : 1