Fletcher at double as Owls move up to 12th

Two goals from the man-of-the-match Steven Fletcher took Wednesday into 12th place and six points away from the play-offs after a 2-0 win over Brentford on Tuesday evening.

The victory also stretches our unbeaten league run to seven games and with six of those coming since Steve Bruce took over as manager.

As with the Swansea game on Saturday, we began the game well with our pacey build-up, energy and creativity a far cry from the lacklustre displays of earlier in the season.

We might have taken the lead on more than one occasion but finally got the reward our play deserved four minutes before half-time when Fletcher latched onto Barry Bannan’s through ball and fired past Daniel Bentley from 15 yards in expert fashion.

There were few scares at the other end in the first half but Keiren Westwood did make an excellent stop to deny Sergi Canos when he looked odds-on to score on 15 minutes.

Adam Reach was just off-target almost immediately after the interval and it took Fletcher just four minutes of the second period to double the lead, heading powerfully past Bentley from Reach’s cross to the far post.

Rolando Aarons was then close to making it three soon afterwards but was foiled by Bentley.

The visitors began to come more into the game in the closing half-hour and Westwood saved from Ollie Watkins and Neal Maupay to ensure a well-deserved three points – and a clean sheet – for the much-improved Owls.

Westwood, Palmer, Lees, Hector, Lazaar (Iorfa 36), Aarons, Hutchinson (Pelupessy 69), Bannan, Reach, Fletcher, Forestieri (Boyd 82). Att: 23,094.

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