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Sheffield Wednesday 3-2 Fulham

Ross Wallace of Sheffield Wednesday
Ross Wallace created all three Sheffield Wednesday goals

Ross Wallace set up all three headed goals as Sheffield Wednesday saw off Fulham at Hillsborough.

Fulham goalkeeper Andy Lonergan had already done well to keep out an early Barry Bannan header before Fernando Forestieri nodded Wednesday ahead.

Jamie O'Hara levelled from distance, before Tom Lees' downward header restored the Owls' lead.

Michael Turner headed in off the bar to make it 3-1 but Tom Cairney pulled one back to ensure a nervy finale.

Forestieri marked his home debut with Wednesday's first, climbing above Jazz Richards to open the scoring, before O'Hara equalised from 20 yards.

Lonergan kept out an Alex Lopez header but defender Lees scored from the resulting corner and fellow centre-back Turner extended the advantage from Wallace's free-kick after the interval.

Cairney headed in O'Hara's cross to make it 3-2 and Keiren Westwood denied Dan Burn in stoppage time to secure the three points.

Sheffield Wednesday coach Carlos Carvalhal:

"It was our afternoon and we deserved the win. We missed a lot of chances against Burnley and Bolton and we are still missing some chances, but we are playing good football.

"Ross Wallace was ready to give the maximum in this match and he did very well. He had full energy. It wasn't just Ross because I felt that all the team played very well."

Fulham manager Kit Symons:

"Poor defending from set-pieces and balls into our box cost us very dearly. That side of our game wasn't good enough.

"Take them (the goals) out of it and we played pretty well, so I'm torn between two stools. I'm annoyed with the defending from set-pieces and balls played into the box but I'm proud of the way the players performed, especially in the second half.

"We'll always score goals and we need to start getting a couple of clean sheets now."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 32Hunt
  • 15Lees
  • 3Turner
  • 36Pudil
  • 33Wallace
  • 20Lee
  • 21LópezBooked at 23mins
  • 41Bannan
  • 45ForestieriSubstituted forLucas Joãoat 45'minutes
  • 9NuhiuSubstituted forHelanat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Loovens
  • 6Semedo
  • 7Matias
  • 10McGugan
  • 17Helan
  • 18Lucas João
  • 28Wildsmith

Fulham

  • 24Lonergan
  • 2Richards
  • 5Stearman
  • 13Ream
  • 40HusbandSubstituted forChristensenat 57'minutes
  • 10Cairney
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 23O'HaraBooked at 90mins
  • 18PringleSubstituted forBurnat 45'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 25DembeleSubstituted forWoodrowat 62'minutes
  • 44McCormack

Substitutes

  • 12Lewis
  • 14Mattila
  • 15Voser
  • 16Woodrow
  • 21Christensen
  • 32Kavanagh
  • 33Burn
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
18,706

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamFulham
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home17
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 3, Fulham 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 3, Fulham 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tim Ream.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Daniel Pudil.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dan Burn (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Cairney with a through ball.

  6. Post update

    Jamie O'Hara (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday).

  8. Booking

    Jamie O'Hara (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Álex López (Sheffield Wednesday).

  11. Post update

    Offside, Fulham. Tim Ream tries a through ball, but Cauley Woodrow is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    Jazz Richards (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.

  15. Post update

    Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday).

  17. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  18. Post update

    Delay in match Álex López (Sheffield Wednesday) because of an injury.

  19. Post update

    Offside, Fulham. Tom Cairney tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.

  20. Post update

    Dan Burn (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.