Sheffield Wednesday fell to yet another defeat last night, losing against Mansfield Town on penalties in the Carabao Cup.

Sheffield Wednesday are yet to win a game so far this season. They’ve lost all four of their opening Championship fixtures, only overcoming Stockport County in the first round of the Carabao Cup on penalties.

But now they’re out of the cup and it was a dismal exit too. Anthony Musaba initially gave the Owls the lead but Mansfield equalised late on and eventually won the game on penalties, piling yet more misery on the club and boss Xisco Munoz.

Fingers have started to point at Munoz who chopped and changed his line up some more last night. But speaking to The Star after last night’s game, Josh Windass said that the blame lies on the players, not the boss.

Windass said:

“We can’t just keep blaming managers and people. Everything that happened tonight was on the players, it was on me, it was on everyone out there. We can’t just keep throwing blame on other people.

“We’re disappointed, we’re five games in and haven’t won a game yet – this club demands winning. We’re not happy with how we’re performing, and we can’t blame anybody other than the players that are going out onto the pitch.”

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Where does the blame lie at Wednesday?

There’s a lot wrong with Sheffield Wednesday at the moment.

The club was always going to struggle this season after undergoing such a turbulent summer transfer window, and who’s to blame for that remains open for debate.

But matters on the pitch must fall to the players, like Windass says, and to some extent the manager. The Owls have not been up to the mark this season and they have another really difficult game ahead of them this weekend.

They head to Elland Road to face Leeds United who recently got their first league win of the season; another defeat and poor performance here could really set the alarm bells ringing for Munoz and his side.

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