Pressure builds on Munoz as Wednesday slump to bottom of table

Xisco Munoz finds himself under mounting pressure as Wednesday boss after a comprehensive 3-0 defeat at Swansea this afternoon saw us slump to the bottom of the Championship table.

We actually looked the better side for the first 20 minutes but finished a well-beaten outfit, now sitting with just one point from our first eight games and three points away from the nearest club.

Once again there was little sign of any game plan, teamwork, will-to-win or creativity and, with Munoz’s managership clearly not working, chairman Dejphon Chansiri surely has to act soon before we find ourselves cut adrift from safety.

Just about the only plus point of the game for the Owls was the glimpses of individual skill from Anthony Musaba in the first half … but that’s almost as good as it got on another day to forget for the selllout travelling Wednesday following, many of whom were chanting in the second half for Munoz and Chansiri to leave the club.

Early on, Bambo Diaby blocked an effort from Jamal Lowe and then Musaba couldn’t get his shot away from Lee Gregory’s squared pass.

And it was Gregory who went close to putting us ahead on 20 minutes when he took John Buckley’s fine through ball but his fierce shot from the edge of the box was pushed away for a corner by Carl Rushworth.

The home side had caused few problems at that stage but they took the lead seven minutes later when Pol Valentin looked to have pulled the shirt of Josh Ginnelly in the penalty area and Lowe slotted home the resulting penalty.

It could have been worse in first-half added time when Devis Vasquez saved from Lowe and Liam Cullen netted from the rebound but was ruled offside.

Wednesday were close to an equaliser on the hour, Di’Shon Bernard’s header from a corner landing at the feet of Diaby at the far post but his close-range effort cannoned back off the underside of the bar.

Almost immediately Vasquez, who looked shaky throughout, nearly gifted Swansea a second goal when he dithered on the ball, his attempted clearance was charged down by Jamie Paterson but luckily it rebounded just past an upright.

However, that was only a temporary reprieve as four minutes later we got ourselves in a totally unnecessary defensive mess and when Paterson pulled the ball back for the unmarked Jerry Yates he sidefooted home from just inside the box.

Then Swansea completed a sorry day for the Owls soon afterwards when Lowe sent Charlie Patino clear and he chipped over the advancing Vasquez.

Vasquez, Valentin (Fletcher 69), B Diaby, Bernard, Famewo, Delgado (Windass 54), Bannan, Hendrick (Byers 77), Buckley (Paterson 54), Musaba, Gregory (Smith 69). Unused subs: Dawson, Palmer, Iorfa, Bakinson.




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