Late, late show as Chris fires home the winner

Chris Maguire’s 25-yarder in the seventh minue of added time sent three sides of Hillsborough into raptures as Wednesday defeated rivals Barnsley by a single goal.

Victory stretches our unbeaten run to 10 games and lifts the Owls to 17th spot in the Championship, six points clear of the relegation places.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men on the half-hour mark when debutant Emmanuel Frimpong was sent off by referee Andre Marriner after receiving two yellow cards.

The dismissal also saw ex-Owl favourite Chris O’Grady withdrawn for tactical reasons, the striker receiving a standing ovation from the Wednesday fans, and we dominated possession throughout the first period, while rarely troubling Luke Steele in the Barnsley goal.

It was a similar pattern after the break with Wednesday having most of the play but lacking the killer instinct in the last third.

Keiran Lee when closest when his 20-yard chip brought a fine save from Steele but 10 minutes from time we were reduced to 10 men when sub Jermaine Johnson was shown a straight red card for a high challenge on Brek Shea.

The drama continued into the dying minutes when Barnsley were left claiming a penalty as Miguel Llera tackled Jacob Mellis and the Reds striker was given his marching orders son afterwards for a lunge on Jacques Maghoma.

Then, just when it looked as though both sides would have to settle for a draw, Maguire fired low past Steele from outside the box to spark off scenes of great celebration both on and off the field.