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Sheff WedSheffield Wednesday3HuddersfieldHuddersfield Town1

Sheffield Wed 3-1 Huddersfield Town

Lucas Joao
Lucas Joao scored twice for the Owls in their win over Huddersfield

Substitute Lucas Joao scored twice as Sheffield Wednesday came from behind to beat Huddersfield, who made a losing start under new coach David Wagner.

Joao came on with Wednesday 1-0 down to a Sean Scannell header, and levelled when he crashed in the rebound from Fernando Forestieri's initial shot.

Forestieri then teed up Kieran Lee to put Wednesday ahead, and his cutback gave Joao the chance to seal the win.

Wednesday move within a point of the Championship play-off places.

For Town, only goals scored keeps them above the relegation zone after a fifth game without a win in the Championship.

Wagner's side folded once conceding, having looked solid if unspectacular in the first half.

David Wagner
New head coach David Wagner took charge of Huddersfield for the first time away to Sheffield Wednesday

After a turgid first 45 minutes, in which there were as many bookings as shots on target - three - Wednesday enjoyed a string of half chances, but Scannell's header was the catalyst that finally sparked the game into life.

Wednesday boss Carlos Carvahal sent on Joao, Gary Hooper and Lewis McGugan, and their presence proved crucial as the game turned.

After Hooper shot tamely at goalkeeper Joe Murphy, Joao finally found the equaliser at Hillsborough after Forestieri's strike was saved.

The goal buoyed Wednesday as the influential Forestieri created the opening for Lee to smash in after a goalmouth scramble before Joao scored a third in injury time.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal:

"I think we deserved to win the game. We showed that we have a strong team. The strong teams can do what we did today.

"We started very well in the second half and after Huddersfield scored, it was a fantastic reaction.

"We won because of fantastic teamwork. All the players played their part. We win with the team and not with individual players.

"We must only talk about game by game and the most important game is the next one."

Huddersfield head coach David Wagner:

"In the last 20 minutes, we have to be honest and say that Sheffield Wednesday were very strong. In that time they beat us.

"The first 70 minutes was a step in the right direction. We needed a better performance in the last 20 minutes.

"There were a lot of good moments for us in the game. We had very good transition moments and I think we defended well for a long time.

"We like to create a new style and for this you need unbelievably good fitness. That is what we are working towards."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 32Hunt
  • 15Lees
  • 5Loovens
  • 36PudilBooked at 59mins
  • 33Wallace
  • 20Lee
  • 6SemedoSubstituted forMcGuganat 67'minutes
  • 17HelanBooked at 30minsSubstituted forLucas Joãoat 45'minutes
  • 45Forestieri
  • 9NuhiuSubstituted forHooperat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Palmer
  • 10McGugan
  • 14Hooper
  • 18Lucas João
  • 24Sougou
  • 26Dielna
  • 28Wildsmith

Huddersfield

  • 13Murphy
  • 2Smith
  • 5Hudson
  • 14Cranie
  • 22DempseyBooked at 81mins
  • 4WhiteheadBooked at 38minsSubstituted forHoggat 63'minutes
  • 16Huws
  • 7ScannellSubstituted forLolleyat 78'minutes
  • 17BunnBooked at 27mins
  • 10CarayolSubstituted forM Wallaceat 90'minutes
  • 21Wells

Substitutes

  • 6Hogg
  • 15M Wallace
  • 18Lolley
  • 19Holmes
  • 25Chilwell
  • 26Allinson
  • 36Bojaj
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
21,191

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home10
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 3, Huddersfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 3, Huddersfield Town 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 3, Huddersfield Town 1. Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Fernando Forestieri.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Murray Wallace (Huddersfield Town).

  5. Post update

    Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Emyr Huws (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Murray Wallace replaces Mustapha Carayol.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 2, Huddersfield Town 1. Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Fernando Forestieri.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Lees.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Mark Hudson.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lewis McGugan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross Wallace with a cross.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Martin Cranie.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Joe Lolley (Huddersfield Town).

  16. Post update

    Daniel Pudil (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Booking

    Kyle Dempsey (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lucas João with a headed pass.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Joe Lolley replaces Sean Scannell.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 1, Huddersfield Town 1. Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.