Wednesday picked up a valuable three points in a 2-1 win at play-off chasing Bristol City this afternoon.
Victory takes us up to 13th place and 52 points, 10 clear of the relegation positions before any possible EFL points deduction in the coming days, and it was a timely success after several teams towards the foot of the table gained points yesterday.
Joe Wildsmith made a fine early save from a Nathan Baker header before the unmarked Connor Wickham put us in front on 13 minutes with an excellent header from Jacob Murphy’s corner.
With 58 minutes on the clock, Murphy saw his shot from the edge of the box tipped away by Niki Maenpaa and we doubled our lead from the resulting corner, Massimo Luongo turning the ball home from close range after City failed to clear.
Soon afterwards, Wickham missed a great chance to make it three when he screwed his effort wide and the home side were back in the game with just over 20 minutes to go. Wildsmith produced another fine stop from Baker’s header but Nahki Wells was on hand to nod home from the rebound.
Not surprisingly, the goal gave the home side a lift but we survived limited pressure, Zak Vyner missing their best opening when he shot wide following some unconvincing Wednesday defending in added time.
And we went close to snatching a third goal in the dying seconds, sub Alessio Da Cruz forcing a tipover save from Maenpaa.
Wildsmith, Iorfa, Börner (Fox 46), Palmer, Murphy (Odubajo 75), Bannan, Lee, Luongo (Pelupessy 75), Harris, Wickham (Nuhiu 82), Rhodes (Da Cruz 61). Unused subs: Dawson, Lees, Hunt, Reach.