Four-goal Owls close in on second place

Wednesday moved to within three points of second-placed Ipswich after a 4-2 win over Burton Albion at Hillsborough this afternoon.

With Ipswich scoring twice in added time to lead 4-2 at Charlton and then still conceding two goals themselves to draw 4-4, we gained two points on them.

Leaders Plymouth are now four points ahead of us but with a game in hand – that being a West Country derby at home to Exeter on Monday evening.

We were four-up with 15 minutes left against Burton thanks to a cracker from Barry Bannan  after 21 minutes, a Michael Smith penalty soon afterwards, followed by an excellent long-range strike by Malik Wilks in the second half and another from Fisayo Dele-Bashiru.

Ex-Owl Sam Winnall pulled a goal back soon afterwards, then Lee Gregory hit the bar with a penalty before Burton grabbed a second goal through Tom Hamer.

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