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YeovilYeovil Town2Sheff WedSheffield Wednesday0

Yeovil Town 2-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Ishmael Miller of Yeovil

Ishmael Miller scored both goals as lowly Yeovil beat 10-man Sheffield Wednesday to stretch their unbeaten run in the Championship to five matches.

Miller scored either side of half-time as the Glovers, who are two points from safety, made it back-to-back wins at home for the first time this season.

Jacques Maghoma and Glenn Loovens went close for Wednesday, who had Sam Hutchinson sent off for two bookings.

Defeat brought an end to the Owls' nine-game unbeaten run away from home.

The visitors were the first to threaten when Maghoma's strike was palmed away by Marek Stech in the Yeovil goal.

Miller looked dangerous from the outset and forced a good save from Wednesday goalkeeper Damian Martinez before having a goal ruled out for offside.

And four minutes before half-time he broke the deadlock, latching on to Tom Lawrence's flick before driving the ball home.

Six minutes after the restart, Miller doubled his team's advantage with an unstoppable 20-yard strike to take his tally for the season to seven goals.

Loovens headed over late on as Wednesday looked to reduce the deficit, but their misery was compounded when Hutchinson was dismissed for two bookable offences inside the final six minutes.

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson speaking to BBC Somerset:

"It was a super win, we had a lot of commitment out there and a lot of effort, Sheffield Wednesday are in a rich vein of form themselves.

"It's nice to now be five games undefeated, three draws and two wins, with a home game coming up against Ipswich on Tuesday. It's still very tight with all the other teams getting results as well,

"Charlton would have had a little bit of a panic attack today when the look at the results. We're certainly here now; we've even dragged a couple more teams slightly nearer to us as well,

"So it put more than just four teams, it's probably more like six or seven now, in the fight at the bottom there. Proud of the boys today because they played to the game plan with a lot of commitment and courage."

Sheffield Wednesday head coach Stuart Gray:

"I thought we bossed the game in the first 10 minutes without really threatening the goalkeeper.

"We had good possession and got into some good areas, but then, whether we thought it was going to be easy or whatever, Yeovil showed the fighting spirit that you do when you're in the bottom three.

"They thoroughly deserved the win; we didn't win enough one-against-one battles and I'm just disappointed with an under-par performance - our passing was really poor."

Line-ups

Yeovil

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Stech
  • 2Ayling
  • 3McAllister
  • 4Edwards
  • 5Webster
  • 15Duffy
  • 20HolmesSubstituted forGrantat 67'minutes
  • 8Palazuelos
  • 27MillerSubstituted forDawsonat 71'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 9HayterSubstituted forMorganat 86'minutes
  • 11Lawrence

Substitutes

  • 7Dawson
  • 18Lanzoni
  • 23Grant
  • 24Dunn
  • 26Ofori-Twumasi
  • 29Morgan
  • 31Lundstram

Sheff Wed

Formation 4-5-1

  • 26Martinez
  • 22PalmerBooked at 24mins
  • 17Helan
  • 40GardnerBooked at 31minsSubstituted forJohnsonat 54'minutes
  • 36LoovensBooked at 90mins
  • 8Onyewu
  • 18MaguireSubstituted forNuhiuat 53'minutes
  • 41HutchinsonBooked at 89mins
  • 42Best
  • 14CokeSubstituted forAfobeat 69'minutes
  • 10Maghoma

Substitutes

  • 2Buxton
  • 11Johnson
  • 13Davies
  • 25Lavery
  • 28Afobe
  • 32Llera
  • 34Nuhiu
Referee:
Darren Sheldrake
Attendance:
6,251

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Yeovil Town 2, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 2, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Yeovil Town. Byron Webster tries a through ball, but Joel Grant is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jacques Maghoma (Sheffield Wednesday).

  5. Post update

    Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Booking

    Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday).

  8. Post update

    Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  10. Post update

    Delay in match Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town) because of an injury.

  11. Post update

    Damián Martinez (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town).

  13. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday).

  15. Post update

    Adam Morgan (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  17. Post update

    Delay in match Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) because of an injury.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Yeovil Town. Adam Morgan replaces James Hayter.

  19. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  20. Post update

    Delay in match James Hayter (Yeovil Town) because of an injury.