Five-goal Owls turn on attacking style at S6

Wednesday gave the type of attacking display that has been so often lacking at Hillsborough this season in an emphatic 5-1 win over a Norwich side who were hoping to challenge us for a play-off place before kick off.

We began the game at a much higher tempo compared to recent matches at S6 and were rewarded on 15 minutes with a spectacular effort from Ross Wallace.

Sam Hutchinson was the architect, winning a challenge in typical style and then chasing the loose ball deep into Norwich territory. Canaries keeper John Ruddy left his penalty area to clear but, under pressure from Hutchinson, could only find Wallace and the winger fired home in excellent fashion from some 35 yards out.

Seven minutes later it was two with a clinical header from Jordan Rhodes as Wednesday kept up the early momentum.

The visitors gradually began to cause problems of their own at the other end and when Cameron Jerome pulled a goal back on 38 minutes the warning signs were there.

However, we eased the nerves within three minutes with a stooping header by Morgan Fox from a Fernando Forestieri corner.

And any fears of a Norwich fightback after the interval were soon dispelled, Rhodes diving to head his second on 54 minutes from an excellent chip by Barry Bannan.

That left Forestieri to complete the rout in style 12 minutes later, curling a 25-yard free kick into the top corner to seal an impressive Wednesday performance and keep us firmly in the play-off places.


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