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Rotherham 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday

Lucas Joao
Lucas Joao (right) has scored three goals for Sheffield Wednesday since joining the club in the summer

Second-half goals from Lucas Joao and Fernando Forestieri gave Sheffield Wednesday a derby victory at Rotherham.

Joao capitalised from a Tom Thorpe defensive error to put the Owls ahead straight after the break.

Forestieri doubled Wednesday's advantage minutes later when he tapped in after home keeper Lee Camp failed to grasp a Daniel Pudil header.

Rotherham's Thorpe slotted home from substitute Chris Maguire's cross in the final minute of stoppage time.

Joao scored his third goal for the club but the win came at a personal cost for the Portuguese striker after he lost a tooth when he was caught by Maguire's arm shortly before being substituted off in the 74th minute.

Victory for Carlos Carvalhal's Wednesday side stretches their unbeaten run to seven league matches and they remain ninth in the Championship ahead of their League Cup tie against Arsenal on Tuesday.

Owls midfielder Barry Bannan missed the best chance of the first half when he headed narrowly over after a quick break.

His side took the lead after the break. Former Manchester United man Thorpe was caught in possession on the edge of the area and Joao was left with an easy tap-in after Camp palmed Forestieri's low shot straight out to him.

Forestieri made it 2-0 in the 50th minute when he netted after Camp made a mess of Pudil's header from a corner.

The Millers pushed on to get back in the game, but it took until the final minute for them to get on the scoreboard, with Thorpe's second goal for the club.

They have now lost two of their three games under new boss Neil Redfearn, but are only one point adrift of safety.

Rotherham boss Neil Redfearn:

"I thought first half we did well enough, I thought we locked horns with them.

"We created one or two half-chances, as they did.

"We talked at half-time about coming out of the traps, which we did on Tuesday against Reading where we got an equaliser, got the crowd up and got on the front foot and tonight we did the opposite.

"If you look at both goals they are poor from our point of view."

Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal:

"It's amazing how in three months we have changed a lot of things, but we are still in the process.

"The players are doing fantastic, they follow our ideas, they have an amazing attitude, they are playing like a group.

"There are probably 10 or 12 teams better than us in this competition and we have to show on the pitch that we can fight with these teams and let's see what we can do.

"I still think we can do better."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton128401810828
2Birmingham127321911824
3Reading126421881022
4Hull12642178922
5Burnley126421712522
6Middlesbrough12633178921
7Derby12561169721
8Cardiff125521511420
9Sheff Wed135531816220
10QPR124441922-316
11Ipswich124441520-516
12Wolves124351717015
13Fulham123541817114
14Huddersfield123541214-214
15Brentford124261620-414
16Nottm Forest123451013-313
17Blackburn122641213-112
18Leeds122641116-512
19Preston122551013-311
20MK Dons123271216-411
21Bristol City122461522-710
22Charlton122461118-710
23Rotherham132381524-99
24Bolton12156919-108
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