Matt Fryatt scored twice as Sheffield Wednesday thrashed Reading to earn their first victory of the season.

Fryatt opened the scoring after a pass from Michail Antonio, who made it 2-0 with a low curling shot from 20 yards.

Pavel Pogrebnyak pulled a goal back with a header, but a Sean Morrison own goal restored the hosts' two-goal lead.

Owls debutant Connor Wickham blasted in a fourth and then set up Fryatt to grab his second goal, before Reading's Adam Le Fondre converted a late penalty.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave Jones

The victory takes Wednesday, who had started the day bottom of the Championship, up to 21st and out of the relegation zone, while Reading remain fifth after their third league defeat of the season.

Dave Jones's Wednesday side had been the only team in the Football League or Premier League not to have won a match, but that record looked like ending after 25 minutes when they moved two goals ahead.

A long ball by Kamil Zayatte was misjudged by Reading left-back Stephen Kelly and that allowed Antonio to pull the ball back to Fryatt for a simple finish for the opener.

The Owls doubled their advantage six minutes later as Antonio received the ball from Seyi Olofinjana on the right wing, cut inside and placed his shot past Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.

Russian striker Pogrebnyak headed in Chris Gunter's cross to make it 2-1, but the hosts held a 3-1 half-time lead after Wickham's shot rebounded off McCarthy and hit Morrison with the ball going into his own net.

Wickham, who joined the Owls on loan from Sunderland on Friday, netted his first goal for his new club with a powerful finish after fine play on the wing from Antonio.

Fryatt then got the hosts' fifth after 62 minutes, lifting the ball over McCarthy after linking up with Wickham.

In injury time, Le Fondre scored a consolation spot-kick for his sixth goal of the season after Reda Johnson fouled Pogrebnyak in the penalty area.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones:

"I feel it's the reward for the players for the hard work that they've been doing. We just needed to turn the draws into wins and everything that could go for us went for us and these are the days you've got to enjoy.

"It's been coming. All that frustration and bad luck came good. I can't fault the players and they should enjoy it, because on Monday we'll batter them for the mistakes they did make."

Reading manager Nigel Adkins:

"I thought we started well and played some good football, but goals changed the complexion of the game. We were good for the first 20 minutes and then Wednesday scored a goal against the run of play.

"The goals are shocking from our point of view and they changed the game. We did well in periods but in the end we just got thumped 5-2 away from home."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Sheffield Wednesday

  • 01 Kirkland
  • 02 Buxton
  • 03 Johnson Booked
  • 27 McPhail (Coke - 60' )
  • 05 Zayatte
  • 08 Johnson
  • 07 Antonio (Nuhiu - 85' )
  • 35 Olofinjana
  • 29 Wickham
  • 28 Fryatt (Johnson - 79' )
  • 17 Helan

Substitutes

  • 11 Johnson
  • 14 Coke
  • 19 Mattock
  • 22 Palmer
  • 26 Martinez
  • 32 Llera
  • 34 Nuhiu

Reading

  • 21 McCarthy
  • 02 Gunter
  • 03 Kelly Booked
  • 06 Baird
  • 15 Morrison
  • 05 Pearce
  • 12 McCleary (Blackman - 69' )
  • 20 Guthrie (Le Fondre - 67' )
  • 19 Robson-Kanu
  • 07 Pogrebnyak
  • 37 Obita

Substitutes

  • 01 Federici
  • 09 Le Fondre
  • 11 McAnuff
  • 16 Akpan
  • 17 Gorkss
  • 22 Blackman
  • 24 Cummings
Ref: Eddie Ilderton
Att: 20,368

Match Stats

Shots

18 16

On target

7 4

Corners

4 2

Fouls

10 4

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 5, Reading 2.

90:00 +4:30 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 5, Reading 2.

90:00 +3:55

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Alex McCarthy.

90:00 +3:50

Attempt saved. Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

90:00 +3:39

Attempt blocked. Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

90:00 +2:13

Sean Morrison (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:13

Foul by Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday).

90:00 +0:52 Booking

Booking Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +0:47

Nick Blackman (Reading) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +0:47

Foul by Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday).

89:58 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 5, Reading 2. Adam Le Fondre (Reading) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

89:20

Penalty Reading. Pavel Pogrebnyak draws a foul in the penalty area.

89:20

Penalty conceded by Roger Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) after a foul in the penalty area.

87:09

Sean Morrison (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:09

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

85:08

Attempt missed. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

85:02

Attempt saved. Connor Wickham (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

84:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Michail Antonio.

82:57

Attempt missed. Nick Blackman (Reading) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

78:56

Attempt missed. Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

78:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jermaine Johnson replaces Matty Fryatt.

75:39

Attempt blocked. Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Connor Wickham.

75:04

Foul by Alex Pearce (Reading).

75:04

Matty Fryatt (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:08

Alex Pearce (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:08

Foul by Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday).

70:45

Attempt missed. Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lewis Buxton.

68:59

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Roger Johnson.

68:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Reading. Nick Blackman replaces Garath McCleary.

67:17

Foul by Sean Morrison (Reading).

67:17

Connor Wickham (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Reading. Adam Le Fondre replaces Danny Guthrie.

62:00 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 5, Reading 1. Matty Fryatt (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Connor Wickham with a through ball.

60:46

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Michail Antonio tries a through ball, but Reda Johnson is caught offside.

60:28

Attempt missed. Matty Fryatt (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jeremy Helan with a cross.

59:25

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Michail Antonio tries a through ball, but Matty Fryatt is caught offside.

59:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Giles Coke replaces Stephen McPhail.

57:56

Foul by Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading).

57:56

Roger Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:37 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 4, Reading 1. Connor Wickham (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

51:38

Foul by Stephen Kelly (Reading).

51:38

Matty Fryatt (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

50:39

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Connor Wickham tries a through ball, but Matty Fryatt is caught offside.

49:36

Attempt missed. Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Chris Gunter.

48:15

Attempt missed. Danny Guthrie (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Stephen Kelly.

47:13

Attempt missed. Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Gunter.

45:00

Second Half begins Sheffield Wednesday 3, Reading 1.

45:00 +2:13 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 3, Reading 1.

45:00 +0:38

Attempt blocked. Connor Wickham (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

43:58

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Michail Antonio tries a through ball, but Matty Fryatt is caught offside.

41:52 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Sean Morrison, Reading. Sheffield Wednesday 3, Reading 1.

41:49

Attempt saved. Connor Wickham (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michail Antonio.

40:24

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Chris Baird.

39:46

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Sean Morrison.

39:44

Attempt blocked. Matty Fryatt (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Connor Wickham.

37:59

Attempt missed. Jordan Obita (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Pavel Pogrebnyak.

34:48 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 2, Reading 1. Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Gunter with a cross.

33:32

Attempt missed. Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Garath McCleary.

32:07

Attempt blocked. Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

31:08

Attempt missed. Garath McCleary (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jordan Obita.

27:50

Garath McCleary (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:50

Foul by Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday).

26:49

Attempt missed. Matty Fryatt (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Connor Wickham.

24:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 2, Reading 0. Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Seyi Olofinjana.

21:28

Attempt missed. Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Garath McCleary with a cross.

21:21

Attempt blocked. Garath McCleary (Reading) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

17:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 1, Reading 0. Matty Fryatt (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michail Antonio.

16:20

Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading) wins a free kick on the right wing.

16:20

Foul by Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday).

16:05

Attempt blocked. Chris Baird (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

12:42

Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:42

Foul by Seyi Olofinjana (Sheffield Wednesday).

10:13

Chris Gunter (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:13

Foul by Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday).

9:34

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Roger Johnson.

9:32

Attempt blocked. Garath McCleary (Reading) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Hal Robson-Kanu.

9:22

Jordan Obita (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:22

Foul by Seyi Olofinjana (Sheffield Wednesday).

6:51

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Stephen McPhail tries a through ball, but Matty Fryatt is caught offside.

5:26

Attempt blocked. Connor Wickham (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

4:58

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Alex Pearce.

4:51

Attempt blocked. Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matty Fryatt.

4:11

Attempt saved. Chris Gunter (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Garath McCleary.

1:59

Attempt saved. Jordan Obita (Reading) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Pavel Pogrebnyak with a headed pass.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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