Reda Johnson scored the winner for Sheffield Wednesday as they beat struggling Yeovil to jump up into the automatic promotion places.

The Glovers led when Jonathan Obika poked the ball past Stephen Bywater from Ryan Dickson's through ball.

Jermaine Johnson levelled the scores with a brilliant strike from 30 yards.

The Owls pressed for a winner and it came when Johnson was there to pick up the pieces after Sam Walker saved Clinton Morrison's shot.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sheffield Wednesday manager Gary Megson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I thought we were really so-so. In the first half it didn't look like the Sheffield Wednesday side we've been used to seeing so far this season at S6.

"The second half was much more like it and certainly had to be to pull that result out of the fire, because the first half probably went with the weather and how cold it was and we just didn't do anything to light the place up.

"It was disappointing in the first half, I thought we wasted 45 minutes and then we've come out much better in the second half. We looked much more like it and there was a lot more threat on their goal and they couldn't really get out [of their half] until the last six or seven minutes.

"I was really pleased at that point with the contributions of the more experienced players to keep the ball and see the game out."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Sheffield Wed

  • 43 Bywater
  • 04 Batth
  • 06 Semedo
  • 17 R Johnson Booked
  • 20 Otsemobor (Buxton - 53' )
  • 32 Llera
  • 07 Prutton
  • 10 Bostock
  • 11 J Johnson Booked
  • 09 O'Grady (Morrison - 68' )
  • 14 Madine (Lowe - 52' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 23 O'Donnell
  • 02 Buxton
  • 08 Lines
  • 19 Morrison
  • 30 Lowe

Yeovil

  • 01 Walker
  • 02 Ayling
  • 04 Ngala
  • 12 Dickson
  • 15 Edwards
  • 28 Hinds
  • 08 Upson Booked
  • 10 Williams
  • 22 Parrett (Haynes-Brown - 75' )
  • 07 A Williams
  • 29 Obika

Substitutes

  • 24 Stewart
  • 03 Jones
  • 19 Haynes-Brown
  • 09 MacLean
  • 18 Agard
Ref: Brown
Att: 17,213

Match Stats

Shots

13 6

On target

5 3

Corners

6 5

Fouls

14 17

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:21 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +3:14

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Edward Upson from the right by-line, Shot by Gavin Williams from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

90:00 +2:38

Sam Walker takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +2:38 Booking

Booking Ryan Lowe is cautioned.

90:00 +2:31

Edward Upson fouled by Ryan Lowe, the ref awards a free kick.

90:00 +1:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Clinton Morrison on Curtis Haynes-Brown. Free kick taken by Sam Walker.

90:00 +1:10

Clinton Morrison fouled by Richard Hinds, the ref awards a free kick. Jermaine Johnson takes the free kick.

89:31

Foul by Clinton Morrison on Curtis Haynes-Brown, free kick awarded. Sam Walker takes the free kick.

88:34

Short corner worked by John Bostock.

88:13 Booking

Booking Jermaine Johnson is shown a yellow card.

86:31

Ryan Dickson has a volleyed shot. Lewis Buxton gets a block in.

85:30

Foul by Reda Johnson on Andrew Williams, free kick awarded. Luke Ayling restarts play with the free kick.

85:02

Shot on goal by Clinton Morrison from just inside the area goes over the target.

83:27

Curtis Haynes-Brown takes a shot. Blocked by Jose Vitor Semedo. Corner taken by Gavin Williams.

82:45

Clinton Morrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Ayling. Luke Ayling takes the free kick.

81:08

Joe Edwards concedes a free kick for a foul on Reda Johnson. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.

79:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Reda Johnson - Sheff Wed 2 - 1 Yeovil Goal scored by Reda Johnson from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Sheff Wed 2-1 Yeovil.

78:18

Unfair challenge on Ryan Lowe by Bondz N'Gala results in a free kick. Lewis Buxton takes the indirect free kick.

76:57

Richard Hinds gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clinton Morrison. Free kick taken by David Prutton. John Bostock takes a shot. Bondz N'Gala gets a block in. Centre by Lewis Buxton.

76:03

Reda Johnson delivers the ball, Luke Ayling gets a block in. Corner taken by John Bostock, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bondz N'Gala by Danny Batth. Sam Walker takes the indirect free kick.

74:58 Substitution

Substitution Dean Parrett goes off and Curtis Haynes-Brown comes on.

71:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Miguel Angel Llera on Andrew Williams. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Ayling.

70:13

Ryan Lowe has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

67:38 Substitution

Substitution Clinton Morrison on for Chris O'Grady.

67:20

Chris O'Grady produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

66:21

Jermaine Johnson takes a shot. Bondz N'Gala gets a block in.

64:46

Unfair challenge on Luke Ayling by Ryan Lowe results in a free kick. Sam Walker takes the free kick.

64:23

Joe Edwards concedes a free kick for a foul on Reda Johnson. Free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.

63:08

John Bostock decides to take the corner short. Centre by John Bostock.

62:20

Ryan Lowe is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Sam Walker restarts play with the free kick.

61:40

Chris O'Grady is adjudged to have handled the ball. Sam Walker restarts play with the free kick.

58:37

Foul by David Prutton on Joe Edwards, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Walker.

57:59

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by John Bostock from the right by-line, Edward Upson manages to make a clearance.

56:09 Goal scored

Goal! - Jermaine Johnson - Sheff Wed 1 - 1 Yeovil Jermaine Johnson finds the net with a goal from outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Sheff Wed 1-1 Yeovil.

54:59

David Prutton takes a shot. Ryan Lowe takes a shot. Sam Walker makes a save.

53:29

The ball is crossed by Reda Johnson.

52:20 Substitution

Substitution Lewis Buxton is brought on as a substitute for Jon Otsemobor.

51:44 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Lowe joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gary Madine.

50:11

Jermaine Johnson fouled by Luke Ayling, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jon Otsemobor.

46:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Dickson by John Bostock. Free kick taken by Sam Walker.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +2:01 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +1:19

Andrew Williams produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

43:58

Gavin Williams sends in a cross.

43:05

A cross is delivered by Dean Parrett.

40:29

Assist by Ryan Dickson.

40:29 Goal scored

Goal! - Jonathan Obika - Sheff Wed 0 - 1 Yeovil A goal is scored by Jonathan Obika from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sheff Wed 0-1 Yeovil.

40:13

A cross is delivered by Jon Otsemobor, clearance made by Ryan Dickson.

39:27

Reda Johnson sends in a cross, save made by Sam Walker.

38:11

Gavin Williams takes a shot. Jon Otsemobor gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Edward Upson, Stephen Bywater makes a save.

34:55

The ball is swung over by Joe Edwards, Miguel Angel Llera gets a block in. Corner taken by Edward Upson from the right by-line played to the near post, Miguel Angel Llera makes a clearance.

34:07

Edward Upson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon Otsemobor. Stephen Bywater takes the indirect free kick.

32:17

Jermaine Johnson has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

31:57

Richard Hinds gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris O'Grady. Jon Otsemobor takes the free kick.

29:44

Outswinging corner taken by John Bostock from the left by-line.

29:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bondz N'Gala on Gary Madine. Free kick taken by Jon Otsemobor.

27:53

Jon Otsemobor takes the free kick.

27:53 Booking

Booking The referee shows Edward Upson a yellow card.

27:43

Foul by Edward Upson on Jermaine Johnson, free kick awarded.

26:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Miguel Angel Llera on Richard Hinds. Sam Walker restarts play with the free kick.

25:16

David Prutton fouled by Dean Parrett, the ref awards a free kick. Strike comes in from John Bostock from the free kick, blocked by Dean Parrett.

22:40

Dean Parrett concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Batth. Stephen Bywater takes the free kick.

20:51

Ryan Dickson restarts play with the free kick.

20:51 Booking

Booking The referee shows Reda Johnson a yellow card.

20:38

Reda Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Edwards.

18:40

David Prutton takes a shot. Blocked by Luke Ayling. Inswinging corner taken by John Bostock.

16:47

Unfair challenge on Jon Otsemobor by Gavin Williams results in a free kick. John Bostock has an effort direct from the free kick.

16:01

Reda Johnson challenges Joe Edwards unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke Ayling takes the free kick.

15:08

Dean Parrett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Reda Johnson. Stephen Bywater restarts play with the free kick.

11:23

The ball is swung over by John Bostock, blocked by Ryan Dickson.

9:36

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Edward Upson from the left by-line, free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Obika on Gary Madine. Stephen Bywater takes the free kick.

8:37

Unfair challenge on Jermaine Johnson by Luke Ayling results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Miguel Angel Llera.

6:34

Reda Johnson challenges Edward Upson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Walker.

5:14

Jonathan Obika challenges Reda Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Miguel Angel Llera takes the indirect free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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