Wallace winner lifts Owls into sixth place

Wednesday moved up into the play-off places in a far from convincing victory over Brentford at a rain-lashed Hillsborough on Tuesday night.

This second home win in three days, which means we have taken 10 points from the last four games, lifts us into sixth position and five points behind new leaders Leeds.

The Owls fell behind early on against Brentford, Keiren Westwood allowing a speculative shot from Nico Yennaris to slip through his grasp, and we could have been further behind as the Bees spurned further chances.

Then, just before the break, Gary Hooper broke through and tapped home from almost on the line after his initial effort was deflected onto a post by John Egan.

Wednesday began the second half in much brighter fashion and the pressure finally paid off with 20 minutes left, Ross Wallace turning the ball into the roof of the net from a corner.

However, it was Brentford who dominated in the closing minutes and, after a long hold-up in added time following a head injury to the visitors’ Henrik Dalsgaard, the Bees almost snatched an equaliser with the last kick of the match when Neal Maupay’s effort deflected to safety off an upright.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were a little lucky at times.