Championship
Sheff Wed2Derby0

Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Derby County

Lucas Joao leans back and sweeps in Sheffield Wednesday's first goal against Derby
Lucas Joao has scored five goals in 20 games for Sheffield Wednesday this season

Lucas Joao scored twice as Sheffield Wednesday eased past promotion hopefuls Derby for their first league victory under Jos Luhukay.

Jack Hunt controlled Adam Reach's cross and laid the ball back for Joao to fire in the opener.

Joao doubled the lead after the break, cutting in from the left and finding the bottom corner from 25 yards out.

Derby improved late on, but Matej Vydra shot wide and Joe Wildsmith denied Andreas Weimann as the hosts held on.

The victory was just the second in Sheffield Wednesday's past 20 attempts against Derby, who had previously conceded only two goals in 2018.

Luhukay's side are now nine points clear of the relegation zone, with an FA Cup fifth-round tie against Swansea and former boss Carlos Carvalhal to look forward to on Saturday.

Derby's disappointing night means they stay third in the Championship table, one point behind second-placed Aston Villa, having played one more game.

The Rams had far more possession than their opponents and took 18 shots, but they were punished for a lack of composure in front of goal, testing the impressive Wildsmith on only four occasions as they fell to a first league defeat since 28 November.

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 28Wildsmith
  • 46Venâncio
  • 12LoovensBooked at 81minsSubstituted forThornileyat 86'minutes
  • 36PudilBooked at 90mins
  • 2HuntBooked at 25minsSubstituted forPalmerat 78'minutes
  • 38Clare
  • 32Pelupessy
  • 20Reach
  • 21Boyd
  • 7RhodesSubstituted forNuhiuat 85'minutes
  • 18Lucas João

Substitutes

  • 3Jones
  • 6Fox
  • 16Palmer
  • 17Nuhiu
  • 25Dawson
  • 39Thorniley
  • 44Stobbs

Derby

  • 1Carson
  • 12Baird
  • 6Keogh
  • 33Davies
  • 3ForsythBooked at 90mins
  • 44Huddlestone
  • 36LedleyBooked at 58minsSubstituted forAnyaat 74'minutes
  • 19Weimann
  • 23VydraBooked at 68minsSubstituted forPalmerat 83'minutes
  • 15Johnson
  • 28NugentSubstituted forJeromeat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Palmer
  • 8Anya
  • 10Lawrence
  • 14Wisdom
  • 16Pearce
  • 21Roos
  • 32Jerome
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
24,180

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home8
Away18
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 2, Derby County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 2, Derby County 0.

Booking

Craig Forsyth (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Craig Forsyth (Derby County).

Sean Clare (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chris Baird (Derby County).

Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Joe Wildsmith.

Attempt saved. Andreas Weimann (Derby County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone.

Foul by Curtis Davies (Derby County).

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

Booking

Daniel Pudil (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Frederico Venâncio.

Attempt blocked. Ikechi Anya (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Kasey Palmer (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Craig Forsyth with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Chris Baird (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bradley Johnson.

Tom Huddlestone (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Frederico Venâncio (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jordan Thorniley replaces Glenn Loovens.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Jordan Rhodes.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Kasey Palmer replaces Matej Vydra.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Cameron Jerome replaces David Nugent.

Attempt missed. Richard Keogh (Derby County) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Curtis Davies with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Matej Vydra (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt saved. Bradley Johnson (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matej Vydra.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Liam Palmer replaces Jack Hunt.

Andreas Weimann (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Pudil (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt missed. Matej Vydra (Derby County) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by David Nugent.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Ikechi Anya replaces Joe Ledley.

Richard Keogh (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Rhodes (Sheffield Wednesday).

Booking

Matej Vydra (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matej Vydra (Derby County).

Joey Pelupessy (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Richard Keogh (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt missed. Tom Huddlestone (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves31225456233371
2Aston Villa31178648272159
3Derby321610648262258
4Cardiff31177747272058
5Fulham311410752361652
6Bristol City31141074536952
7Preston31121363830849
8Sheff Utd31154124437749
9Middlesbrough311461140291148
10Brentford31111194340344
11Leeds31135134239344
12Ipswich31135134341244
13Norwich31128113134-344
14Millwall31912103634239
15Sheff Wed32813113438-437
16QPR3199133344-1136
17Nottm Forest31112183550-1535
18Reading3188153441-732
19Bolton3179152849-2130
20Birmingham3186172243-2130
21Hull31611144247-529
22Barnsley31610153045-1528
23Sunderland31511153455-2126
24Burton3167182458-3425
View full Championship table

Top Stories