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Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Wigan Athletic

Fernando Forestieri
Fernando Forestieri scored his first league goal since his opening day winner against Aston Villa

Fernando Forestieri's strike helped Sheffield Wednesday claim their second league win of the season as they overcame Wigan at Hillsborough.

Northern Ireland's Will Grigg had given the visitors the perfect start when he netted after just five minutes.

Scotland striker Steven Fletcher scored his first goal for the Owls to draw the hosts level.

Forestieri then fired home from a tight angle in the second half to help the home side clinch all three points.

The former Watford striker had been denied the chance to give Sheffield Wednesday the lead within 60 seconds of the kick-off as Latics defender Luke Burke pulled off a last-ditch tackle.

Wigan quickly turned defence into attack as Michael Jacobs intercepted Owls midfielder Tom Lees' pass, and his low cross from the left was turned in by Grigg.

A ball over the top of Wigan's defence from Barry Bannan led to Wednesday's equaliser as Fletcher did well to hold off his marker, before angling the ball across goalkeeper Adam Bogdan and into the opposite corner.

The Owls' dominance told in the second half as Forestieri, whose initial cross was cleared straight back to him, scored his second goal of the season.

Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal:

"We lost 3-1 at Burnley last season and we discovered our team, we discovered our heart (in that game).

"We want to be the mirror of the city and of the region of Yorkshire. We put our heart on the pitch (against Wigan).

"The most important thing was to win and it was important to take a step forward. We played with quality and we missed some chances, but we won."

Wigan manager Gary Caldwell:

"Sometimes you have to hold your hands up and say the better team won. We got ourselves in a great position scoring a fantastic goal early on.

"We didn't do a lot to score the goal. We got in a good shape which we have been working on and picked off a pass. If we had built on that we could have quietened the crowd.

"We defended for a lot of time and if you do that against good players you are going to get picked off.

"We have lost games by the odd goal and I believe a win is around the corner."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 16Palmer
  • 15Lees
  • 23Hutchinson
  • 36PudilSubstituted forReachat 77'minutes
  • 33Wallace
  • 5Lee
  • 41BannanSubstituted forBuckleyat 86'minutes
  • 45ForestieriBooked at 34mins
  • 7AbdiSubstituted forHooperat 60'minutes
  • 6Fletcher

Substitutes

  • 2Wildsmith
  • 9Reach
  • 12Loovens
  • 14Hooper
  • 32Hunt
  • 38Buckley
  • 44Nuhiu

Wigan

  • 1Bogdan
  • 32Burke
  • 3Buxton
  • 23Warnock
  • 29BurkeSubstituted forLe Fondreat 45'minutes
  • 6PowerBooked at 3mins
  • 25PowellSubstituted forMacDonaldat 39'minutes
  • 19GarbuttBooked at 23minsSubstituted forWildschutat 59'minutes
  • 7Gilbey
  • 17JacobsBooked at 73mins
  • 9Grigg

Substitutes

  • 11Le Fondre
  • 14Gomez Garcia-Penche
  • 16MacDonald
  • 21Davies
  • 22Jääskeläinen
  • 31Wildschut
  • 33Burn
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
24,860

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home18
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 2, Wigan Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 2, Wigan Athletic 1.

Foul by Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday).

Adam Le Fondre (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by William Buckley.

Attempt missed. Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Hand ball by Shaun MacDonald (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt blocked. Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by William Buckley.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Stephen Warnock.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. William Buckley replaces Barry Bannan because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ross Wallace with a cross following a set piece situation.

Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alex Gilbey (Wigan Athletic).

Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun MacDonald (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt saved. Adam Le Fondre (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Yanic Wildschut.

Attempt blocked. Yanic Wildschut (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Kieran Lee.

Attempt blocked. Max Power (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Alex Gilbey tries a through ball, but William Grigg is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Adam Reach replaces Daniel Pudil.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Shaun MacDonald.

Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun MacDonald (Wigan Athletic).

Foul by Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday).

Stephen Warnock (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Tom Lees.

Attempt blocked. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Wigan Athletic).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Stephen Warnock (Wigan Athletic) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gary Hooper.

Attempt saved. Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kieran Lee with a headed pass.

Foul by Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday).

Shaun MacDonald (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 2, Wigan Athletic 1. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Gary Hooper replaces Almen Abdi.

Attempt missed. Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Fernando Forestieri.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Huddersfield651094516
2Newcastle6402104612
3Barnsley6402149512
4Birmingham632185311
5Norwich632197211
6Fulham632175211
7QPR631296310
8Brentford631274310
9Bristol City631297210
10Reading631279-210
11Wolves62318539
12Nottm Forest5302111109
13Brighton62228628
14Burton6222111018
15Ipswich62227708
16Sheff Wed622257-28
17Aston Villa51225505
18Cardiff612369-35
19Derby612315-45
20Rotherham6123514-95
21Wigan6114910-14
22Leeds6114510-54
23Preston610547-33
24Blackburn6024513-82
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