Kenyan defender Onyego unlucky in Bristol City's loss to Sheffield Wednesday

STARS ABROAD Kenyan defender Onyego unlucky in Bristol City's loss to Sheffield Wednesday

Mark Kinyanjui 11:32 - 25.02.2024

Onyego was unlucky as Bristol City lost 2-1 to Sheffield Wednesday.

Harambee Stars prospect Zak Vyner Onyego was unlucky not to find the back of the net during Bristol’s 2-1 loss to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday night.

Onyego, who is the reigning Bristol City player of the year holder, had an attempt that went just wide off target before Wednesday scored the second goal. He also held his own defensively, but ultimately could not do anything else to influence the outcome of the match.

The visitors had dominated the early possession and Tommy Conway saw an early strike beaten away by James Beadle.

Bui it was the hosts who took the lead as Ike Ugbo's great recent form continued after good work in the build-up by Valentin and Liam Palmer.

The visitors leveled less than 10 minutes later as Jason Knight got his fourth league goal of the campaign as he converted Taylor Gardner-Hickman's corner.

But Wednesday upped the pressure and Will Vaulks went close before Ugbo lost his man and got on the end of Marvin Johnson's cross as he scored for the fifth time in four games.

Onyego glanced a Gardner-Hickman free-kick wide 12 minutes into the second half for City, three minutes before Ugbo should have had his hat-trick as the Canada forward made a mess of Ian Poveda's pass.

Pol Valentin's wonderful strike with 17 minutes to go just went past the post before team-mate Di'Shon Bernard received his marching orders.

Despite being a man up, City failed to make a breakthrough and it was the Owls that could have got a third as Max O'Leary did well to save Michael Smith's stoppage-time effort.

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