“Needs Looking At”: Sheffield Wednesday Star Slammed After Cup Exit

Sheffield Wednesday were dumped out of the FA Cup on Tuesday night with a heavy 4-1 defeat in the replay against Coventry City at the CBS Arena, but one incident left the home manager furious after the game.

The Owls have been on a turgid run of form in recent weeks, having failed to win a single match across their previous four league outings. Furthermore, Danny Rohl’s side now find themselves eight points adrift of safety and staring down the barrel of relegation back to League One.

Nevertheless, the world’s oldest cup competition offered Sheffield Wednesday the chance to forget about the relegation race for a few days, having earned a 1-1 draw at Hillsborough a week and a half ago to take the game to a replay.

However, despite Bailey Cadamarteri’s 10th-minute equaliser cancelling out Kasey Palmer’s early opener, Rohl’s men succumbed to a 4-1 trouncing last night, with a Callum O’Hare brace and a goal from Haji Wright sealing Coventry City’s progression to the next round of the cup.

While the Sky Blues will be delighted with the result, head coach Mark Robins was left steaming due to an incident involving Wednesday defender Di’Shon Bernard and Coventry midfielder Jamie Allen which forced the latter off as he was seriously hurt.

Speaking to club media after the game, Robins confirmed that Allen suffered a fractured cheekbone and was less than pleased with Bernard:

“The only sour note for us is Jamie Allen has suffered a fractured cheekbone.

“Di’Shon Bernard has left one on him and it needs looking at it was naughty, and I want people to look at it because something needs doing about it.

“Just leaving things on players is ridiculous and it’s not on, he has quite a depressed facture and I’m just hopeful he doesn’t need surgery.”

Writer’s View

It has also been confirmed that Allen was taken to hospital to immediately treat his injury which is a massive blow for Coventry City and the player himself as this may keep him out for the rest of the season, particularly if surgery is required.

Given the seriousness of his injury, it seems likely that the FA will review the incident after the game and decide whether the Sheffield Wednesday defender should be reprimanded for his actions or not if they find it to be foul play.


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