Reda Johnson scored the only goal as Sheffield Wednesday beat Leyton Orient to move into second in League One.

The Owls nearly went ahead but only a last-ditch interception from Orient's Scott Cuthbert denied Michail Antonio.

Johnson scored when he reacted first to stab the ball home after O's goalkeeper Paul Rachubka had parried his earlier header from a Chris Lines free-kick.

The hosts almost snatched a point in injury-time but substitute George Porter's volley went narrowly wide.

Wednesday are now one point ahead of third-placed Sheffield United, although the Blades have a game in hand.

Orient, who have lost four of their last five matches, are four points clear of the relegation zone.

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Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:

"They're a good side and are going to create chances. They're a big side with a big budget and a big playing staff so it was always going to be a tough game against them.

"But for us to be in the game 0-0 at half-time, then that's ok for us.

"We stayed in the game and I'm disappointed to concede after half-time. We didn't cause them too many problems but nearly got something at the death."

Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

"After Tuesday's match we needed to bounce back and the side (Leyton Orient) put out was an attacking one.

"We certainly had a lot of chances today and we could have made life a lot easier for ourselves.

"While it was only 1-0 they were hanging in there with (the threat of) a set play.

"I thought we should have done a lot better with the situations we were in and we cold have made it two or three."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Leyton Orient

  • 28 Rachubka
  • 04 Chorley
  • 05 Cuthbert
  • 06 Forbes
  • 14 McSweeney
  • 07 Cox
  • 08 Reed (Porter - 66' )
  • 20 Smith
  • 26 Leacock (Laird - 79' )
  • 09 Lisbie
  • 29 Campbell-Ryce (Andrew - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Ben Youssef
  • 15 Porter
  • 17 Laird
  • 11 Andrew
  • 39 Mooney

Sheffield Wednesday

  • 43 Bywater
  • 02 Buxton
  • 05 R Jones
  • 17 R Johnson Booked
  • 32 Llera
  • 06 Semedo
  • 08 Lines
  • 11 J Johnson (Treacy - 78' )
  • 27 Antonio
  • 09 O'Grady (Ranger - 61' )
  • 14 Madine (Lowe - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 24 Jameson
  • 13 Beevers
  • 10 Treacy
  • 30 Lowe
  • 31 Ranger
Ref: Drysdale
Att: 6,196

Match Stats

Shots

6 20

On target

5 12

Corners

5 7

Fouls

7 17

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:33 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +4:09

George Porter has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

90:00 +3:59

Dean Cox crosses the ball, Jose Vitor Semedo manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +3:33

Kevin Lisbie fouled by Reda Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Cox crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Chris Lines.

90:00 +3:19

Handball by Nile Ranger. Paul Rachubka takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +3:01

Nile Ranger takes a shot. Leon McSweeney gets a block in.

90:00 +2:25

Lewis Buxton sends in a cross, clearance made by Scott Cuthbert.

90:00 +1:46

Keith Treacy takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Ben Chorley manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +1:13

Short corner taken by Chris Lines from the right by-line.

90:00 +0:10

Marc Laird fouled by Ryan Lowe, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Terrell Forbes, clearance made by Rob Jones.

89:20

A cross is delivered by Reda Johnson, clearance made by Ben Chorley.

86:07 Substitution

Substitution Jamal Campbell-Ryce leaves the field to be replaced by Calvin Andrew.

86:07 Substitution

Substitution Gary Madine leaves the field to be replaced by Ryan Lowe.

84:20

Centre by Dean Cox, clearance made by Rob Jones.

83:38

Outswinging corner taken by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, clearance made by Rob Jones.

82:49

Marc Laird gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nile Ranger. Free kick taken by Chris Lines.

81:45

The assistant referee signals for offside against Kevin Lisbie. Stephen Bywater takes the free kick.

81:40

The ball is sent over by Dean Cox, Rob Jones manages to make a clearance.

81:25

The ball is swung over by Marc Laird, Miguel Angel Llera manages to make a clearance.

79:32

Reda Johnson challenges Kevin Lisbie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Leon McSweeney restarts play with the free kick.

76:47 Substitution

Substitution Marc Laird on for Dean Leacock.

76:47 Substitution

Substitution Jermaine Johnson leaves the field to be replaced by Keith Treacy.

76:47

Nile Ranger has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

74:47

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Lines to the near post, save made by Paul Rachubka.

73:47

Reda Johnson produces a cross.

73:06

Michail Antonio delivers the ball, Nile Ranger takes a shot. Paul Rachubka makes a comfortable save.

72:07

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Lines from the right by-line, save by Paul Rachubka.

71:43

Nile Ranger takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Cuthbert.

71:28

Terrell Forbes produces a cross, clearance by Reda Johnson.

71:19

The ball is crossed by George Porter, clearance made by Lewis Buxton.

71:13

Centre by George Porter, Reda Johnson makes a clearance.

71:05

Centre by George Porter, Rob Jones manages to make a clearance.

70:21

Jermaine Johnson takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

69:58

George Porter takes a shot. Stephen Bywater makes a save.

69:07

Michail Antonio has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the goal.

68:20

Free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.

68:20 Booking

Booking Reda Johnson is booked.

68:15

Unfair challenge on Jamal Campbell-Ryce by Reda Johnson results in a free kick.

65:52 Substitution

Substitution George Porter joins the action as a substitute, replacing Adam Reed.

64:40

Centre by Michail Antonio.

63:32

Ben Chorley takes a shot. Miguel Angel Llera gets a block in.

63:19

Centre by Dean Cox, clearance made by Gary Madine.

63:06

Corner taken short by Dean Cox.

62:32

Gary Madine has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

61:21

Unfair challenge on Jimmy Smith by Reda Johnson results in a free kick. Paul Rachubka takes the free kick.

60:03 Substitution

Substitution (Sheff Wed) makes a substitution, with Nile Ranger coming on for Chris O'Grady.

59:45

Chris O'Grady takes a shot. Save by Paul Rachubka.

58:48

The referee blows for offside against Jimmy Smith. Stephen Bywater takes the indirect free kick.

52:24

Jermaine Johnson takes a shot. Blocked by Jimmy Smith. Outswinging corner taken by Chris Lines.

52:15

The ball is delivered by Michail Antonio.

51:36

Adam Reed fouled by Jose Vitor Semedo, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Terrell Forbes.

49:50

Jose Vitor Semedo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Leacock. Dean Leacock takes the free kick.

48:53

The assist for the goal came from Chris Lines.

48:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Reda Johnson - Leyton O 0 - 1 Sheff Wed Goal scored by Reda Johnson from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leyton Orient 0-1 Sheff Wed.

48:33

Reda Johnson takes a shot.

48:03

Jimmy Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Reda Johnson. Chris Lines takes the direct free kick.

47:31

The ball is crossed by Michail Antonio, Terrell Forbes makes a clearance.

47:09

Lewis Buxton sends in a cross, Leon McSweeney makes a clearance.

46:30

Dean Leacock takes a shot. Save made by Stephen Bywater.

45:49

Lewis Buxton is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Dean Cox.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +1:02 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

44:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Buxton by Kevin Lisbie. Lewis Buxton restarts play with the free kick.

44:06

Gary Madine takes a shot. Save by Paul Rachubka.

43:32

Michail Antonio takes a shot. Save by Paul Rachubka.

42:04

Chris O'Grady is caught offside. Paul Rachubka takes the free kick.

40:56

Miguel Angel Llera takes a shot. Paul Rachubka makes a comfortable save.

39:46

Reda Johnson takes a shot. Save by Paul Rachubka.

39:14

The ball is sent over by Gary Madine, clearance by Scott Cuthbert.

38:13

Unfair challenge on Chris O'Grady by Leon McSweeney results in a free kick. Chris Lines takes the direct free kick.

36:10

The official flags Jimmy Smith offside. Free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.

34:36

Jamal Campbell-Ryce takes a shot. Miguel Angel Llera gets a block in.

34:20

Terrell Forbes fouled by Michail Antonio, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Cox takes the direct free kick.

31:32

Reda Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon McSweeney. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, clearance made by Reda Johnson.

29:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Lisbie by Chris Lines. Direct free kick taken by Ben Chorley.

28:28

Kevin Lisbie is caught offside. Miguel Angel Llera takes the free kick.

27:56

Jose Vitor Semedo concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Reed. Direct free kick taken by Adam Reed.

27:06

A cross is delivered by Dean Cox.

25:58

The ball is delivered by Reda Johnson, save made by Paul Rachubka.

24:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Leacock on Michail Antonio. Chris Lines restarts play with the free kick.

23:11

Kevin Lisbie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Miguel Angel Llera.

22:04

Jermaine Johnson has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

21:29

Michail Antonio takes a shot. Save by Paul Rachubka.

19:50

Chris O'Grady concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Rachubka. Free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.

19:28

Michail Antonio takes a shot. Terrell Forbes gets a block in.

19:20

A cross is delivered by Chris O'Grady, clearance by Terrell Forbes.

17:08

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, Scott Cuthbert takes a shot. Comfortable save by Stephen Bywater.

16:37

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Dean Cox, save made by Stephen Bywater.

16:00

Gary Madine concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Reed. Free kick taken by Terrell Forbes.

15:34

Kevin Lisbie fouled by Miguel Angel Llera, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Reed takes the direct free kick.

13:02

The ball is delivered by Lewis Buxton, Header by Michail Antonio from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

11:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Lisbie by Michail Antonio. Dean Cox crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

10:49

Chris O'Grady concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Cox. Terrell Forbes restarts play with the free kick.

9:16

Chris O'Grady concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Reed. Free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.

8:10

Chris Lines produces a cross, Jermaine Johnson produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

7:47

Michail Antonio sends in a cross, Adam Reed makes a clearance. Chris Lines decides to take a short corner.

7:01

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, clearance by Gary Madine.

6:55

Centre by Dean Cox, clearance made by Reda Johnson.

5:35

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Lines to the near post, Jimmy Smith makes a clearance.

3:47

The ball is swung over by Reda Johnson.

2:39

Jamal Campbell-Ryce is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Miguel Angel Llera restarts play with the free kick.

2:02

The ball is crossed by Michail Antonio.

1:33

Foul by Ben Chorley on Gary Madine, free kick awarded. Chris Lines restarts play with the free kick.

0:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Terrell Forbes on Chris O'Grady. Chris Lines restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The game begins.

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