Championship
Sheff WedSheffield Wednesday1BlackpoolBlackpool0

Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Blackpool

Lee Clarke
Blackpool have not won any of their 13 away games in all competitions this season

Bottom of the table Blackpool remain 10 points adrift of Championship safety after losing to Sheffield Wednesday's first-half penalty.

Chris Maguire's spot-kick six minutes from half-time proved the winner at Hillsborough after Peter Clarke fouled Stevie May.

The visitors had chances to earn a point but Ishmael Miller spurned a golden opportunity from close range.

The striker was then sent off in injury time for a second yellow card.

Sheffield Wednesday had lost their last two league matches but this win leaves them in mid-table, 11 points clear of the bottom three.

In contrast, Blackpool are in a perilous position, having won just once in their last 12 league matches, and are adrift at the bottom by seven points.

They had their chances with Chris Eagles shooting wide and Nathan Delfouneso having a curling effort saved after Wednesday's opener.

The Owls went close to doubling their advantage when Maguire's low cross from the left deflected onto the crossbar, before Miller was booked for turning Tony McMahon's centre into the Wednesday goal with a hand.

Home goalkeeper Keiren Westwood brilliantly kept out Miller's three-yard header, before Miller received a second caution for a late tackle on Tom Lees.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray: "It just shows with us that we cannot get that second goal to take the pressure off.

"Again, we're relying on Keiren Westwood to pull off a fantastic save to give us two points. It was a must-win game and that's all we could do today."

Blackpool manager Lee Clark: "In our predicament, results are the most important thing but our performance and response from last week [a 6-1 home defeat to Bournemouth] was excellent.

"I don't think Lady Luck's shining on us at the moment, I think the least we deserved was a point from the game."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 8Palmer
  • 15Lees
  • 35Dielna
  • 3Mattock
  • 10Maguire
  • 37McGuganSubstituted forLeeat 79'minutes
  • 6Semedo
  • 17Helan
  • 11Drenthe
  • 7MaySubstituted forNuhiuat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Nuhiu
  • 13Lavery
  • 16McCabe
  • 18Zayatte
  • 19Maghoma
  • 20Lee
  • 43Kirkland

Blackpool

  • 1Lewis
  • 29McMahonBooked at 35mins
  • 2Daniels
  • 6ClarkeBooked at 26mins
  • 48O'DeaSubstituted forDunneat 80'minutes
  • 12Eagles
  • 4Perkins
  • 31O'Hara
  • 25MurphySubstituted forMellisat 52'minutes
  • 9DaviesSubstituted forDelfounesoat 28'minutes
  • 17MillerBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 8Mellis
  • 14Delfouneso
  • 18Dunne
  • 21Parish
  • 24Lundstram
  • 33Waddington
  • 38O'Keefe
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
26,609

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Blackpool 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Blackpool 0.

  3. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Ishmael Miller (Blackpool) for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ishmael Miller (Blackpool).

  6. Post update

    Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ishmael Miller (Blackpool).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Chris Maguire.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Peter Clarke (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nathan Delfouneso.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Joe Mattock (Sheffield Wednesday).

  11. Post update

    David Perkins (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Maguire.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josè Semedo.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Stevie May.

  15. Post update

    Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ishmael Miller (Blackpool).

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Stevie May (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Maguire.

  18. Post update

    Joe Mattock (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Tony McMahon (Blackpool).

  20. Post update

    Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bournemouth23136452252745
2Ipswich23128338221644
3Derby23126544232142
4Middlesbrough23126538172142
5Brentford2312473933640
6Watford23115739241538
7Norwich23107643271637
8Blackburn239773533234
9Wolves239772632-634
10Nottm Forest2371063230231
11Cardiff238783031-131
12Charlton2361342425-131
13Sheff Wed2371061721-431
14Bolton2385102529-429
15Fulham2384113541-628
16Birmingham237792436-1228
17Reading2375112839-1126
18Rotherham2351082029-925
19Huddersfield2367102941-1225
20Leeds2366112534-924
21Millwall2358102438-1423
22Wigan2348112430-620
23Brighton2331192432-820
24Blackpool2327141740-2313
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