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Sheffield Wed v West Ham

FA Cup third round

  • Venue: Hillsborough
  • Date: Sunday, 8 January
  • Kick-off: 1500 GMT
  • Coverage: BBC Sport website, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC local radio, Final Score
Live commentary

TEAM NEWS

Sheffield Wednesday will be without winger Ben Marshall, who has been refused permission to play from parent club Stoke City.

The Owls have been boosted, however, by the return of skipper Rob Jones.

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is likely to ring the changes, with Frank Nouble, Robbie Hall and Dan Potts all set to get their chance.

Herita Ilunga and Callum McNaughton could also come into consideration after returning from loan spells.

MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

• Sheffield Wednesday have won 40 and lost 28 of 92 competitive matches against West Ham over 92 years.

• The only meeting in over a decade was West Ham’s 4-2 win at Hillsborough in the second round of the League Cup in September 2005.

• Wednesday have never lost to the Hammers in the FA Cup, prevailing in 1921, in the 1986 quarter-finals, and in a fifth round replay at Upton Park in 1987.

Sheffield Wednesday

• League One Sheffield Wednesday have avoided defeat in 10 of their last 11 league and cup games, and have not been beaten at home this season.

• They reached the last 16 last season, having failed to successfully negotiate the third round in each of the previous five attempts.

• 1935 was the third and last time the Owls won the FA Cup.

West Ham United

• Promotion chasing West Ham are one of three Championship clubs that were drawn to meet League One opposition in this third round.

• The three times winners, who last lifted the silverware in 1980, were runners-up in 2006 and quarter-finalists last season.

• Sam Allardyce’s side are facing opposition outside the top two divisions for the first time since Hartlepool in the fourth round in January 2009, but they have not been knocked out by such a club for 13 years since fourth tier Swansea in a third round replay in January 1999.

 
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