Out-of-sorts Owls beaten in added time

Wednesday signed off for the season with a disappointing 2-1 home defeat to QPR on Sunday lunchtime.

We badly missed the creativity and drive of Barry Bannan in midfield, had just two shots on target and missed a second-half penalty ,,, before the visitors grabbed an added time winner to leave us finishing in 12th place in the Championship on 64 points.

The game began brightly enough for Wednesday but we failed to make the most of our openings and, with the visitors beginning to play their way into the game, Josh Scowen broke clear in the box to shoot them ahead on 28 minutes.

Then, 10 minutes into the second half, we fluffed a great chance to equalise when we were awarded a harsh-looking penalty for a challenge by Ryan Manning on Fernando Forestieri, only for the Wednesday man to send his spot kick high and wide.

With 10 minute remaining, Rangers had their own opportunity from the spot after a foul by Tom Lees on Bright Osayi-Samuel but Keiren Westwood dived to push Eberechi Eze’s penalty onto the post to keep the Owls in the game.

And we were level within three minutes from the third penalty of the match, Marco Matias being brought down in the box by Geoff Cameron and Michael Hector stepping up to tuck the spot kick away in excellent fashion.

That raised hopes of a late Wednesday winner but it was QPR who struck the decisive blow deep into added time when Matt Smith volleyed home to take all three points for Rangers and complete a bad day at the Hillsborough office for the Owls.

Westwood, Palmer, Hector, Lees, Fox, Matias, Lee (Hutchinson 63), Pelupessy, Forestieri, Fletcher (Hooper 78), Joao (Nuhiu 63).


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