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Summary

  1. Wallace & Lee scored for Owls
  2. Forestieri had earlier goal disallowed for offside
  3. Brighton lost four players to injuries
  4. Second leg at Amex Stadium on Monday

Live Reporting

By Rob Stevens

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    FT: Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Brighton

    That's it from us this evening.

    Remember, the first leg of the other Championship play-off semi-final is tomorrow at 12:30 BST, when Derby host Hull City.

    The Rams were beaten finalists in 2014 while Hull are looking for an immediate return to the top flight.

    We'll have live text coverage of that match from noon tomorrow, as well as every Football League play-off match over the weekend and next week.

    Until next time, goodbye.

  2. Recap

    FT: Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Brighton

    Kieran Lee

    Sheffield Wednesday will take a two-goal lead into the second leg of their Championship play-off semi-final with Brighton after winning at Hillsborough.

    After Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri had seen a goal ruled out for offside, Ross Wallace scored from 25 yards.

    The visitors lost four players to injuries, including top scorer Tomer Hemed and winger Anthony Knockaert.

    With Brighton down with 10 men, Kieran Lee slotted in a second to stretch the Owls' lead before Monday's second leg.

    You can read my colleague Phil Cartwright's full report on tonight's action here.

  3. Post update

    FT: Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Brighton

    Quote Message: It was a very good game. The crowd helped us and gave confidence to the players. We played good football and enjoyed the game. Today we tried to play with a high intensity over 90 minutes but it's not easy. We are happy but know we have a difficult game on Monday. from Carlos Carvalhal Sheffield Wednesday head coach on Sky Sports
    Carlos CarvalhalSheffield Wednesday head coach on Sky Sports
  4. Post update

    FT: Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Brighton

    Ross Wallace

    So, Sheffield Wednesday will take a two-goal lead into Monday's second leg at the Amex Stadium.

    The Owls are looking to return to the Premier League for the first time since relegation in 2000.

    Brighton are facing a third Championship play-off semi-final defeat in four years, unless they can secure a dramatic turnaround.

    The Seagulls might be somewhat depleted too, following injuries to Connor Goldson, Tomer Hemed, Anthony Knockaert and Steve Sidwell tonight.

  5. Post update

    FT: Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Brighton

    Quote Message: It's good to get the two goals. We couldn't get another but we're happy. It's been unbelievable tonight. The fans have been hoping for a night like this for a while. from Kieran Lee Sheffield Wednesday midfielder on Sky Sports
    Kieran LeeSheffield Wednesday midfielder on Sky Sports
    Kieran Lee
  6. Post update

    FT: Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Brighton

    Chris Waddle

    Ex-England winger at Hillsborough on BBC Radio 5 live

    "This game's not finished. Sheffield Wednesday could have put it to bed.

    "Give Brighton credit, they've had a horrendous night with injuries and everything's been against them.

    "I thought Sheffield Wednesday were excellent in spells tonight. I just hope they don't regret killing this game by three or four."

  7. FULL-TIME

    Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Brighton

    Kieran Lee

    Andre Marriner blows his whistle to end proceedings at Hillsborough.

    Wednesday have the upper hand heading into Monday's second leg at the Amex Stadium.

    Brighton played the last 30 minutes with 10 men and the Owls took advantage.

  8. Post update

    Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Brighton

    Liam Rosenior heads it away but only for another Wednesday corner.

    This time, eventually, Brighton clear their lines.

  9. Post update

    Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Brighton

    Wednesday have had almost all the possession in injury time.

    Can they carve out one more chance before the whistle?

    They've got a corner...

  10. YELLOW CARD (Kayal)

    Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Brighton

    Now it's Brighton's Beram Kayal who gets yellow after stopping Lucas Joao mount a counter-attack.

  11. YELLOW CARD (Matias)

    Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Brighton

    Beram Kayal breaks up an Owls attack following a loose pass from Fernando Forestieri and is promptly tripped by Marco Matias.

    The Portuguese midfielder gets booked for that one.

  12. Post update

    Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Brighton

    The fourth official indicates there will be five minutes of injury time.

    Carlos Carvalhal
  13. Post update

    Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Brighton

    The visitors look to come forward again, and James Wilson manages to win a throw-in midway inside the Wednesday half.

    Brighton are looking to run the clock down slightly now and get back to the Amex on Monday just two goals down.

  14. Post update

    Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Brighton

    Brighton keeper David Stockdale just about gathers a searching long ball forward from Barry Bannan, which Lucas Joao almost got on the end of.

  15. Post update

    Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Brighton

    Chris Waddle

    Ex-England winger at Hillsborough on BBC Radio 5 live

    "It's a hard game to judge because of Brighton's injuries. If it stays 2-0, then Wednesday will be a little bit disappointed that they haven't killed this tie off."

  16. Post update

    Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Brighton

    Wednesday midfielder Barry Bannan tries his luck from range, but it's a fairly wild effort which flies over the bar.

  17. Post update

    Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Brighton

    Lucas Joao has his first sight of goal, but his effort is charged down by a combination of Bruno and Liam Rosenior and falls to visiting goalkeeper David Stockdale.

    Five minutes remain for Brighton to contain Wednesday.

    It's one-way traffic at the moment.

    Chris Hughton
  18. Post update

    Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Brighton

    Brighton forward Sam Baldock manages to get an effort on target - but his looping header is easy for Owls keeper Keiren Westwood.

  19. SUBSTITUTION

    Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Brighton

    Wednesday make their final change of the evening, with Portugal forward Lucas Joao coming on for Gary Hooper.

  20. Post update

    Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Brighton

    Brighton keeper David Stockdale does well to come out and punch an inswinging Barry Bannan corner away from danger.

    Albion are having to weather a bit of an onslaught from the Owls at the moment.