Carlos Carvalhal's Swansea Held To Goalless Draw By Former Side Sheffield Wednesday

  • Carlos Carvalhal's Swansea Held To Goalless Draw By Former Side Sheffield Wednesday

Carlos Carvalhal's Swansea Held To Goalless Draw By Former Side Sheffield Wednesday

An emotional Carlos Carvalhal declared himself the happiest manager in the world after his reception from Sheffield Wednesday fans.

Both Carvalhal and his Wednesday replacement Jos Luhukay made six changes to their starting line-ups, while there was a major blow for the visitors ahead of the game as influential defender Alfie Mawson picked up an injury during the warm-up and had to be replaced by Kyle Naughton.

"To come back after five years or 10 years will be great".

The 52-year-old, who twice led Wednesday into the Championship play-offs, said: 'I nearly cried after the game when two fans came to talk with me.

The Portuguese only left Hillsborough eight weeks ago by mutual consent but, in a classic twist of fixture fate, found himself back there with new club Swansea in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

"Ask me to stay in the Premier League or win the cup, and I say Premier League because it is more important to the club". The Swans have gotten the better of Liverpool, Arsenal and Burnley in recent weeks and will be full of confidence as they face Sheffield Wednesday this week. In the past, after one or two minutes, he has felt okay.

With his senior brother, Andre Ayew unavailable due to the fact that he is cup-tied having featured for his former club West Ham in the competition this season, Jordan started the game from the bench as manager Carlos Carvalhal sort to give other players the chance to make a case for themselves.

A replay added another fixture to Wednesday's hectic schedule but manager Luhukay was proud of his players' performance. After 25 minutes I think we stabilised our game and controlled the ball and achieved the same situation as Sheffield Wednesday did earlier.