Jermaine’s the man … Rodri’s debut goal … Owls go second …

Man-of-the-match Jermaine Johnson sealed a 3-2 victory for Wednesday against Birmingham at Hillsborough on Tuesday evening, taking us into second spot in the early Championship table.

Goals from Reda Johnson and Barcelona B loanee Lozano Rodri inside the first 40 minutes put the Owls two-up, in front of a crowd of 25,379, and it could have been more before half-time.

We allowed Birmingham a lifeline, with Zigic netting 12 minutes from time before JJ broke clear to calmly net our third after 89 minutes.

Reda Johnson then fouled Chris Burke to allow Marlon King to reduce the arrears again -but it proved to be the last kick of the match and Wednesday ran out worthy winners, particularly for the first-half display, so stretching our unbeaten league run to 16 games.