Lucas shows the Joao factor for Owls

Two goals from man-of-the-match Lucas Joao gave Wednesday a much-needed victory over promotion-chasers Derby at Hillsborough on Tuesday night.

He slotted us into the lead from 15 yards on 18 minutes when set up by Jack Hunt and then cracked in an excellent long-range second just after half-time.

As to be expected, Derby had their chances in both halves but a combination of some good goalkeeping from Joe Wildsmith and their lack of a killer touch ensured we completed a morale-boosting win and a clean sheet against one of the division’s in-form clubs.

The win lifts us to 15th place and nine points clear of the relegation zone while the evening also signalled Jos Luhukay’s maiden league triumph for the Owls, marked only our second victory in 16 Championship games and our first at home since the end of October.


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