Sheffield Wednesday moved up into the automatic promotion places in League One with a routine victory against Leyton Orient.
The O's came close to an early goal when Tom Clarke's header came back off the crossbar.
Wednesday took the lead when Chris Lines's cross was headed home at the back post by Reda Johnson.
Substitute Liam Palmer came close to doubling the hosts' advantage but his effort was cleared off the line.
The Owls move into second place, above Huddersfield Town who travel to league leaders Charlton Athletic on Monday.
Orient, who had been on a nine-match unbeaten league run, sit in 19th position - three points clear of the relegation zone.
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Sheffield Wednesday manager Gary Megson told BBC Radio Sheffield:
"We've got that knowledge that Charlton and Huddersfield are playing each other 48 hours after we play.
"It was vital that we won this game, so that we can watch it on Monday, with the knowledge that whatever the result it's got to be a good result for us.
"We are second at the moment and whatever happens it's certainly going to be a decent weekend for us."
Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:
"We should have drawn first blood today, it was a great little build up and we have hit the crossbar but really he should have put that in at this level.
"That was a golden opportunity to go 1-0 up against Sheffield Wednesday away from home and that was a little bit of a turning point.
"We weren't asking any questions at all after that so that was a frustration for me."