Wednesday’s faltering form in the Championship stretched to just one win in six games after a desperately disappointing 2-1 defeat at struggling Wigan this evening.
We conceded another 90th minute goal to give Wigan all three points – their first home win since October – and the reverse also sees us slump to 11th place in the table and five points behind the play-off positions.
Wednesday took the lead just after the half-hour mark when Jacob Murphy powered home a header from an excellent Morgan Fox cross. Murphy had dragged a good chance wide just minutes earlier and Fox shot off-target in added time at the end of the half.
Sam Winnall then shot straight at home keeper David Marshall 10 minutes after the restart but Wigan were back on level terms two minutes later when Kieffer Moore was allowed to turn in the box and fired past Cameron Dawson.
The goal gave the home side added confidence and with Wednesday failing to create any moves of note, consistently giving the ball away and showing no will to win, our goal led a charmed life on several occasions, with only poor finishing and alert goalkeeping from Dawson keeping the score at 1-1.
Then, with the clock showing the 90th minute, Wigan finally got the goal that their pressure – if not finishing – deserved, the unmarked Jamal Lowe heading over Dawson to clinch the winner.
We still had the chance to grab an equaliser in the 97th minute but Jordan Rhodes’ header was blocked by Marshall to bring the end to another largely lifeless display from the Owls.
Dawson, Odubajo, Iorfa, Börner, Fox (Lees 51), Murphy, Bannan, Pelupessy, Harris (Reach 71), Winnall (Rhodes 58), Nuhiu. Unused subs. Wildsmith, Urhoghide, Borukov, Hunt,