Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Madine took his tally to 14 goals this season as Notts County lost for the first time under Keith Curle.

Michail Antonio beat two players to cross for Ryan Lowe to tap home inside the six-yard box to put the Owls ahead.

Lewis Buxton's throw set up Madine to fire into the bottom left-hand corner.

Notts pulled a goal back as substitute Lloyd Sam, who signed on loan from Leeds in midweek, got the final touch to an Alan Judge free kick.

The Owls, who completed their first double over Notts for 99 years, stay third but move level on points with rivals Sheffield United, who could only draw 1-1 with Tranmere.

Wednesday stretch their unbeaten run under new manager Dave Jones to four matches and have now won three in succession.

Notts stay just inside the play-off places in sixth but Curle tasted defeat for the first time in seven matches since taking over from Martin Allen in mid-February.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Notts County manager Keith Curle told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"Being honest, I think that's the best unit that we've played against. I thought they were big, strong, a good squad of players, able to bring good players off the bench as well.

"They'd got a game plan, they stick to it. They got about and stopped us from playing the way we wanted to play at times.

"Saying that, I don't think we asked them enough questions, which was slightly disappointing but there was a big effort from the players and I thought we gave a very good team a run for their money."

Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I think we contained them and then in the second half I just opened it up a little bit and gave them licence to get into areas I felt we could do them more harm

"I thought we were patient, we made the right decisions and we put the ball in the areas that they were going to get frustrated.

"[On newspaper speculation linking the Owls with Robbie Fowler] Unless he's trying to get hold of me for a game of golf I've no idea, I've not spoken to Robbie."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Notts County

  • 17 Nelson
  • 03 Sheehan Booked
  • 20 Freeman
  • 23 Harley (Sam - 57' )
  • 24 Chilvers Booked
  • 35 Stewart
  • 10 Bishop (Bencherif - 83' )
  • 11 J Hughes
  • 14 Judge
  • 31 Mahon (Burgess - 67' )
  • 15 Forte

Substitutes

  • 01 Burch
  • 05 Pearce
  • 06 Bencherif
  • 32 Sam
  • 22 Burgess

Sheffield Wed

  • 43 Bywater
  • 02 Buxton
  • 03 Bennett
  • 04 Batth
  • 05 R Jones (Llera - 17' )
  • 06 Semedo
  • 08 Lines
  • 16 Jones (Prutton - 84' )
  • 27 Antonio
  • 14 Madine
  • 30 Lowe (O'Grady - 75' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 24 Jameson
  • 32 Llera
  • 07 Prutton
  • 09 O'Grady
  • 19 Morrison
Ref: Moss
Att: 12,410

Match Stats

Shots

11 13

On target

4 8

Corners

4 7

Fouls

14 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:06 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +4:24

Alan Judge gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Lines. Chris Lines takes the free kick.

90:00 +4:12

Chris O'Grady takes a shot. Hamza Bencherif gets a block in.

90:00 +2:48

Damion Stewart concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris O'Grady. Chris Lines takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +2:33

Foul by Michail Antonio on Jeff Hughes, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Alan Sheehan.

90:00 +1:56

Chris O'Grady takes a shot. Stuart Nelson makes a save. Corner taken short by Chris O'Grady.

90:00 +1:22

Short corner taken by Michail Antonio from the right by-line.

89:38

Foul by Lloyd Sam on Danny Batth, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.

88:48

Free kick crossed right-footed by Alan Judge from left channel, clearance by Miguel Angel Llera.

88:48 Booking

Booking Chris O'Grady is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

88:36

Chris O'Grady concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Sheehan.

87:17

Alan Judge provided the assist for the goal.

87:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Lloyd Sam - Notts Co 1 - 2 Sheff Wed Lloyd Sam finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top left corner of the goal. Notts County 1-2 Sheff Wed.

86:40

Foul by Lewis Buxton on Jeff Hughes, free kick awarded. A cross is delivered by Alan Judge,

85:26

Lloyd Sam delivers the ball, Miguel Angel Llera manages to make a clearance.

82:50 Substitution

Substitution Mike Jones goes off and David Prutton comes on.

82:50 Substitution

Substitution Neal Bishop goes off and Hamza Bencherif comes on.

82:07

Chris O'Grady takes a shot. Blocked by Damion Stewart. Chris Lines decides to take the corner short.

80:18

Jonathan Forte takes a shot from close in clearing the crossbar.

79:53

Foul by Chris O'Grady on Kieron Freeman, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

79:15

Shot from a long way out by Alan Judge goes wide of the left-hand upright.

78:32

Ben Burgess sends in a cross, blocked by Danny Batth. Corner taken by Alan Sheehan from the left by-line, Gary Madine manages to make a clearance.

78:08

Michail Antonio is ruled offside. Stuart Nelson takes the indirect free kick.

76:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Batth by Ben Burgess. Stephen Bywater takes the free kick.

74:07 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Lowe goes off and Chris O'Grady comes on.

74:07

Neal Bishop takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

73:14

The ball is sent over by Lloyd Sam, blocked by Jose Vitor Semedo.

71:25

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ryan Lowe. Stuart Nelson restarts play with the free kick.

70:36

Gary Madine challenges Alan Sheehan unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is crossed by Alan Sheehan, Ben Burgess takes a shot. Save made by Stephen Bywater.

69:38

Jonathan Forte is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Stephen Bywater restarts play with the free kick.

66:44 Substitution

Substitution Ben Burgess comes on in place of Gavin Mahon.

65:28

Lewis Buxton provided the assist for the goal.

65:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Gary Madine - Notts Co 0 - 2 Sheff Wed Goal scored by Gary Madine from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Notts County 0-2 Sheff Wed.

65:00

The referee blows for offside against Jonathan Forte. Free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.

62:48

Alan Judge takes a shot from 25 yards. Blocked by Jose Vitor Semedo.

62:25

Michail Antonio gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kieron Freeman. Gavin Mahon restarts play with the free kick.

61:40

Alan Sheehan crosses the ball, Miguel Angel Llera gets a block in. Alan Judge takes the outswinging corner, Chris Lines manages to make a clearance.

60:28

Shot by Alan Judge from outside the box goes over the target.

60:01

Ryan Lowe is caught offside. Free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

58:46

Gary Madine challenges Alan Sheehan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan Sheehan takes the free kick.

55:25 Substitution

Substitution Jon Harley goes off and Lloyd Sam comes on.

55:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michail Antonio by Jeff Hughes. Miguel Angel Llera has an effort direct from the free kick, save made by Stuart Nelson. Corner taken by Chris Lines.

54:41

The ball is sent over by Alan Judge, Jeff Hughes takes a shot. Julian Bennett gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Alan Judge, save by Stephen Bywater.

53:35

Unfair challenge on Julian Bennett by Jonathan Forte results in a free kick. Stephen Bywater restarts play with the free kick.

52:34

The assist for the goal came from Michail Antonio.

52:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Lowe - Notts Co 0 - 1 Sheff Wed Goal scored by Ryan Lowe from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Notts County 0-1 Sheff Wed.

51:12

The ball is crossed by Gary Madine, save by Stuart Nelson.

50:23

Chris Lines concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Judge. Free kick taken by Liam Chilvers.

47:07

Liam Chilvers concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Madine. Free kick crossed right-footed by Chris Lines from right wing, save made by Stuart Nelson.

45:36

Gary Madine is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Stuart Nelson takes the direct free kick.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +2:03 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +0:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Lines on Jon Harley. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Alan Sheehan.

44:57

Chris Lines restarts play with the free kick.

44:57 Booking

Booking Alan Sheehan is cautioned.

44:51

Unfair challenge on Michail Antonio by Alan Sheehan results in a free kick.

44:34

Jonathan Forte challenges Miguel Angel Llera unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Bywater restarts play with the free kick.

42:47

Julian Bennett takes a shot. Kieron Freeman gets a block in. Corner taken by Chris Lines from the left by-line, Miguel Angel Llera takes a shot. Blocked by Neal Bishop. Outswinging corner taken by Chris Lines, Michail Antonio produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

41:20

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Miguel Angel Llera, Alan Sheehan gets a block in.

41:20 Booking

Booking Booking for Liam Chilvers for unsporting behaviour.

40:52

Liam Chilvers concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Madine.

40:24

Julian Bennett sends in a cross, clearance by Damion Stewart.

38:29

Jon Harley produces a cross.

37:45

Shot from inside the six-yard box by Michail Antonio goes wide right of the target.

36:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jeff Hughes by Jose Vitor Semedo. Alan Sheehan crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Danny Batth.

36:07

Michail Antonio concedes a free kick for a foul on Kieron Freeman. Stuart Nelson takes the free kick.

32:58

Unfair challenge on Alan Judge by Jose Vitor Semedo results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Alan Sheehan, clearance by Gary Madine.

31:54

Michail Antonio concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Sheehan. Stuart Nelson takes the direct free kick.

31:23

Unfair challenge on Mike Jones by Gavin Mahon results in a free kick. Mike Jones restarts play with the free kick.

30:25

Unfair challenge on Michail Antonio by Alan Sheehan results in a free kick. Lewis Buxton takes the free kick.

26:49

Shot from just outside the area by Alan Judge goes over the bar.

25:05

Unfair challenge on Jon Harley by Lewis Buxton results in a free kick. Jon Harley takes the free kick.

24:27

Kieron Freeman sends in a cross.

22:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jeff Hughes on Mike Jones. Free kick taken by Miguel Angel Llera.

21:35

The ball is crossed by Jeff Hughes, Miguel Angel Llera manages to make a clearance.

14:45 Substitution

Substitution Miguel Angel Llera joins the action as a substitute, replacing Rob Jones.

14:45

Centre by Chris Lines, Rob Jones produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

14:10

The ball is sent over by Ryan Lowe, Alan Sheehan gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Lines from the right by-line, clearance made by Liam Chilvers.

13:44

Unfair challenge on Ryan Lowe by Gavin Mahon results in a free kick. Chris Lines takes the direct free kick.

13:19

The ball is crossed by Jeff Hughes, Rob Jones makes a clearance.

12:54

The ball is sent over by Alan Judge, clearance made by Gary Madine.

12:14

The ball is delivered by Jeff Hughes, Danny Batth makes a clearance. Corner from the right by-line taken by Jon Harley, save by Stephen Bywater.

11:13

Jonathan Forte sends in a cross, Danny Batth makes a clearance.

9:04

Header from close range by Rob Jones misses to the right of the goal.

5:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gavin Mahon by Jose Vitor Semedo. Stuart Nelson restarts play with the free kick.

4:26

Jose Vitor Semedo challenges Alan Judge unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Judge.

1:08

Jon Harley takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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