Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 2, Blackburn Rovers 1.
Sheffield Wednesday bolstered their Championship play-off hopes with victory against 10-man Blackburn.
Blackburn took the lead in a hectic opening few minutes of the second half when Darragh Lenihan crossed for Craig Conway to dive and head home.
Wednesday levelled when Ross Wallace's cross deflected off Adam Henley before Conway saw red for fouling Alex Lopez.
The hosts took the lead soon after when Fernando Forestieri played in to the unmarked Wallace who volleyed home.
The result was Sheffield Wednesday's fourth consecutive victory in the Championship and keeps them in fifth place in the table, five points ahead of seventh-placed Cardiff in the race for the play-offs.
Conway's goal was the first time the Owls have conceded in four matches, but the hosts fought back with Wallace playing a part in both of their goals.
Blackburn, who let a 1-0 lead slip and had a man sent off for the second match in a row after Shane Duffy was dismissed during Saturday's 2-1 home defeat by Preston, fall a place to 16th in the table following the loss.
- 5LoovensSubstituted forSassoat 26'minutes
- 33WallaceSubstituted forMcGeadyat 77'minutes
- 20LeeBooked at 58mins
- 18Lucas João
- 45ForestieriSubstituted forNuhiuat 80'minutes
- 14Gomez Garcia-PencheSubstituted forAkpanat 72'minutes
- 26LenihanSubstituted forJacksonat 84'minutes
- 32ConwayBooked at 53mins
- 31BennettSubstituted forBrownat 77'minutes
- David Webb
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 2, Blackburn Rovers 1.
Daniel Pudil (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Simeon Jackson (Blackburn Rovers).
Attempt blocked. Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Elliott Ward.
Attempt missed. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
Aiden McGeady (Sheffield Wednesday) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Kieran Lee.
Attempt missed. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jack Hunt.
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Grant Hanley.
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Elliott Ward.
Attempt blocked. Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Álex López.
Attempt missed. Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Gary Hooper with a headed pass.
Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Simeon Jackson replaces Darragh Lenihan.
Attempt missed. Chris Brown (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Grimes with a cross following a set piece situation.
Foul by Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday).
Chris Brown (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Vincent Sasso (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers).
Attempt missed. Elliott Ward (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Marshall.
Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Fernando Forestieri.