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Sheff Wed2Huddersfield0

Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Huddersfield Town

Ross Wallace
Ross Wallace's goal was his first in 26 games for Sheffield Wednesday this season

Ross Wallace's superb strike helped Sheffield Wednesday beat 10-man Huddersfield in the Championship.

Huddersfield had the better of the first-half chances, and Michael Hefele could have given them the lead when he headed wide from Aaron Mooy's corner.

But the Owls took the lead shortly after the break, Wallace smashing into the top corner from 30 yards out.

Town's Jack Payne was shown a straight red card, before Fernando Forestieri tapped in for Wednesday late on.

Moments earlier striker Sam Winnall, who joined the Owls from Barnsley on Friday, had been denied a debut goal by Terriers goalkeeper Danny Ward.

But Callum McManaman rounded the on-loan Liverpool player, before Forestieri flicked his effort into the net to extend the Owls' winning run against Huddersfield to four consecutive league games.

Carlos Carvalhal's side are now sixth in the table, just one point behind Town and five clear of seventh-placed Derby.

Huddersfield remain level on points with fourth-placed Reading, having seen an eight-match unbeaten run in all competitions come to an end.

Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal:

"It was an amazing goal from Wallace, a typical Ross Wallace goal. He deserved this goal. We gave him permission to fly and he flew to a fantastic goal.

"I didn't see the red card, I was too far away. I think Forestieri should have been given a penalty though.

"Winnall really affected the game, he's a good player and made a big impact, just like McManaman. When we win, we win together.

"I am very happy with the fans today. We felt they were with us even when the first half wasn't going our way."

Huddersfield head coach David Wagner:

"We were more dangerous in the first half but we were not clinical enough today. You have to use your opportunities.

"Three big decisions went against us; Nahki Wells was fouled in the build-up to the first goal, the red card was harsh and Forestieri might have been offside for the second goal.

"I think we shouldn't forget where we are today, against one of the best teams in the division.

"The first half was very good but the second half was only okay. After the red card, the game changed."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 32HuntSubstituted forPalmerat 80'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 15Lees
  • 12Loovens
  • 36PudilBooked at 43mins
  • 33WallaceSubstituted forMcManamanat 87'minutes
  • 23Hutchinson
  • 41Bannan
  • 9Reach
  • 6FletcherSubstituted forWinnallat 45'minutes
  • 45Forestieri

Substitutes

  • 2Wildsmith
  • 3Jones
  • 10McManaman
  • 11Winnall
  • 16Palmer
  • 39Sasso
  • 44Nuhiu

Huddersfield

  • 1Ward
  • 2Smith
  • 44Hefele
  • 26SchindlerBooked at 90mins
  • 15Löwe
  • 8BillingSubstituted forWhiteheadat 61'minutesSubstituted forHudsonat 86'minutes
  • 10Mooy
  • 9Kachunga
  • 16PayneBooked at 70mins
  • 37BrownSubstituted forLolleyat 61'minutes
  • 21Wells

Substitutes

  • 4Whitehead
  • 5Hudson
  • 11Bunn
  • 12Holmes-Dennis
  • 13Coleman
  • 14Cranie
  • 18Lolley
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
28,173

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 2, Huddersfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 2, Huddersfield Town 0.

Booking

Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday).

Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum McManaman (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt saved. Callum McManaman (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Fernando Forestieri.

Foul by Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town).

Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 2, Huddersfield Town 0. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Callum McManaman.

Attempt blocked. Callum McManaman (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Michael Hefele with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Michael Hefele (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Callum McManaman replaces Ross Wallace.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Mark Hudson replaces Dean Whitehead.

Attempt missed. Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Barry Bannan.

Attempt saved. Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross Wallace.

Attempt blocked. Sam Winnall (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fernando Forestieri.

Danny Ward (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Winnall (Sheffield Wednesday).

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Michael Hefele.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Liam Palmer replaces Jack Hunt because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Michael Hefele (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Chris Löwe with a cross.

Attempt saved. Joe Lolley (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tommy Smith.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Glenn Loovens.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) because of an injury.

Dismissal

Jack Payne (Huddersfield Town) is shown the red card.

Foul by Jack Payne (Huddersfield Town).

Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Tom Lees.

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Chris Löwe tries a through ball, but Jack Payne is caught offside.

Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Winnall (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newcastle26181750212955
2Brighton25166340172354
3Leeds26153835241148
4Reading2514473633346
5Huddersfield2614483030046
6Sheff Wed2613673024645
7Derby2611782419540
8Fulham25109643301339
9Preston2611693532339
10Barnsley26115104339438
11Norwich26114114239337
12Birmingham269983035-536
13Aston Villa2681172625135
14Ipswich2697102831-334
15Brentford2696113333033
16Wolves2688103334-132
17QPR2695122536-1132
18Cardiff2586113040-1030
19Bristol City2683153538-327
20Nottm Forest2676133745-827
21Burton2667132636-1025
22Blackburn2666143143-1224
23Wigan2657142231-922
24Rotherham2644182756-2916
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