Sunday afternoon not only marked the opening game of Garry Monk’s tenure as Sheffield Wednesday boss but also the first goal at the club in over two years for striker Sam Winnall.
The Owls faced a trip up the road to local rivals Huddersfield Town, and they delivered in style, keeping a clean sheet on their way to a 2-0 victory.
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Steven Fletcher opened the scoring with a header just ten minutes into the match, but all three points were sealed when Winnall met Barry Bannan’s whipped ball later in the second half.
The club have since tweeted out footage of his goal and how much it meant to him, leaving several of the Hillsborough fanbase praising the 28-year-old.
? SAMMY WINNALL
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) September 16, 2019
One supporter said they were delighted for him and hoped he would now get a run in the side, while another fan said they want him paired with Fletcher moving forward.
Wednesday’s number 11 originally joined the south Yorkshire club in the 2017 January transfer window from Barnsley and has made just 29 appearances, scoring nine times, per Transfermarkt.
Here’s the best of the reaction:
Brilliant reaction to scoring . Hope he getts more game time
— Richard (@ricardo10963) September 16, 2019
What a ball in from Bazza. Ball’s like that are undefendable most of the time. Happy for Winnall, hope he gets more game time under Monk.
— WAWAW (@nanjayman) September 16, 2019
So pleased for him ?
— Lisa kenning (@Lisakenning3) September 16, 2019
Really pleased for him. Think Rhodes slots that away too
— Kieran Mallett (@chezney91) September 16, 2019
Really chuffed for him, hope he gets a run in the team.
— Ian Mynors (@Mynois) September 16, 2019
Hopefully the start of his season & a decent tally of goals. Pair him with Fletch & feed them with decent balls in the box.
— Hello, I’m Brett !!! (@BrettAnthonyAs1) September 16, 2019
? put away nicely!
All the best for the coming season @Winnall19 nice that Monk shows belief in you we all know you are capable and you showed it yesterday!
— Sarah (@SarahWragg1) September 16, 2019
Delighted for him, needs a good run in the side now, he worked hard and gave their defence a tough time before the goal ?
— Andrew Gardner (@AndyJGard) September 16, 2019