Jermaine Johnson saw red as Wednesday crashed out of the Capital One Cup on a night to forget at division one neighbours Rotherham.
The home side showed far more desire and urgency in the first-half and led 2-1 at the interval after excellent efforts from Ben Pringle (10 minutes) and Lee Frecklington (38) – Rhys McCabe briefly bringing the Owls level with a long-range free kick on 23 minutes.
Dave Jones sent Wednesday out early for the second-half but while Rotherham, not surprisingly, didn’t match the tempo of the first-half the Owls lacked ideas and inspiration and rarely looked like getting back into the tie.
And a sorry night was capped when Johnson was shown a straight red card for headbutting Pringle and now faces an automatic ban.
Kirkland, Floro (Maguire 70), Gardner, Zayatte, Palmer, Antonio, Maghoma (J Johnson 58), Prutton, McCabe, Helan, Nuhiu (Madine 52)
Attendance: 11,433 (2,516 Wednesdayites)