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Sheff WedSheffield Wednesday2BlackburnBlackburn Rovers1

Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Blackburn Rovers

Ross Wallace
Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Ross Wallace has scored four goals this season

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.

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 32Hunt
  • 15Lees
  • 5LoovensSubstituted forSassoat 26'minutes
  • 36Pudil
  • 33WallaceSubstituted forMcGeadyat 77'minutes
  • 20LeeBooked at 58mins
  • 21López
  • 18Lucas João
  • 14Hooper
  • 45ForestieriSubstituted forNuhiuat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Palmer
  • 7Matias
  • 9Nuhiu
  • 10McGugan
  • 23Sasso
  • 28Wildsmith
  • 37McGeady

Blackburn

  • 30Steele
  • 10Marshall
  • 15Ward
  • 5Hanley
  • 2Henley
  • 14Gomez Garcia-PencheSubstituted forAkpanat 72'minutes
  • 26LenihanSubstituted forJacksonat 84'minutes
  • 16Grimes
  • 32ConwayBooked at 53mins
  • 31BennettSubstituted forBrownat 77'minutes
  • 12Graham

Substitutes

  • 4Kilgallon
  • 6Lowe
  • 9Brown
  • 17Williamson
  • 21Akpan
  • 33Raya
  • 35Jackson
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
21,803

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamBlackburn
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 2, Blackburn Rovers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 2, Blackburn Rovers 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Simeon Jackson (Blackburn Rovers).

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Elliott Ward.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  7. Post update

    Aiden McGeady (Sheffield Wednesday) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Kieran Lee.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jack Hunt.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Grant Hanley.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Elliott Ward.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Álex López.

  12. Post update

    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.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Simeon Jackson replaces Darragh Lenihan.

  14. Post update

    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.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday).

  16. Post update

    Chris Brown (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Vincent Sasso (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Elliott Ward (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Marshall.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Fernando Forestieri.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley402114563333077
2Middlesbrough39237954252976
3Brighton402015556381875
4Hull392091054272769
5Sheff Wed401814859372268
6Derby401813956371967
7Cardiff40161595142963
8Ipswich401612124644260
9Birmingham391511134339456
10Preston401414123938156
11QPR401216125047352
12Wolves401313144852-452
13Reading391312144544151
14Brentford39147185460-649
15Leeds391115133948-948
16Blackburn401113163940-146
17Nottm Forest401113163541-646
18Huddersfield40129195257-545
19Fulham401014166166-544
20Bristol City401111184163-2244
21Rotherham40127214764-1743
22MK Dons40910213455-2137
23Charlton40812203670-3436
24Bolton40414223772-3526
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