Gary Madine scored twice for Sheffield Wednesday as the Owls extended their unbeaten run with a win over Preston.

The hosts went ahead when Chris Lines passed to Madine, who turned and shot home from the edge of the penalty area.

Wednesday, who are now undefeated in eight matches, doubled their lead as Madine headed in from eight yards out following Michail Antonio's long throw.

Preston substitute Chuks Aneke shot wide and the Lilywhites have now only won twice in 15 league games.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

"It was a game of two halves and in the first half I felt we got frustrated. We fell into the trap of stop, start and slowness.

"The way they set up looked like they were coming to defend and try and catch us asleep from maybe a free kick.

"We needed to be better on the ball, a bit brighter and more up tempo.

"In the second half, once we had got that into the game, then we created a chance possibly every time we attacked."

Preston manager Graham Westley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"To stand in the dugout and be told by their dugout that four of our players on Friday had given our side across to them says where the club is at.

"I have to work on the basis that their bench wouldn't tell me a lie.

"When you hear that sort of information, it doesn't surprise me. At times it does pay to let people know the types of stuff that go on in a losing environment.

"Obviously it's my job to sort it out, solve it and move on from it."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (5)

Sheffield Wed

  • 43 Bywater
  • 02 Buxton
  • 05 R Jones Booked
  • 06 Semedo
  • 17 R Johnson
  • 32 Llera
  • 08 Lines Booked
  • 11 J Johnson (Treacy - 90' )
  • 27 Antonio
  • 14 Madine Booked (Lowe - 86' )
  • 31 Ranger

Substitutes

  • 01 Weaver
  • 04 Batth
  • 10 Treacy
  • 09 O'Grady
  • 30 Lowe

Preston

  • 01 Stuckmann
  • 05 Robertson
  • 06 Morgan
  • 26 Wright Booked
  • 42 Hunt
  • 50 Brown (Aneke - 62' )
  • 08 Coutts
  • 17 Parry Booked
  • 35 Ehmer Booked
  • 38 Procter (Holroyd - 85' )
  • 39 Cummins (Hume - 61' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou
  • 02 Gray
  • 44 Aneke
  • 07 Hume
  • 37 Holroyd
Ref: Geoff Eltrigham
Att: 18,069

Match Stats

Shots

15 6

On target

9 5

Corners

5 5

Fouls

18 19

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:05 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +2:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chuks Aneke on Jose Vitor Semedo. Stephen Bywater takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +1:43

Foul by Jose Vitor Semedo on Max Ehmer, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Chuks Aneke.

90:00 +0:21 Substitution

Substitution Keith Treacy is brought on as a substitute for Jermaine Johnson.

90:00 +0:06

Foul by Paul Parry on Lewis Buxton, free kick awarded. Stephen Bywater restarts play with the free kick.

87:31

Free kick taken by Paul Parry.

87:31 Booking

Booking The referee shows Rob Jones a yellow card.

87:16

Unfair challenge on Paul Coutts by Rob Jones results in a free kick.

85:55 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Lowe is brought on as a substitute for Gary Madine.

85:47

A cross is delivered by Jermaine Johnson.

84:34 Substitution

Substitution Chris Holroyd joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andrew Procter.

84:02

The referee blows for offside against Gary Madine. Free kick taken by Thorsten Stuckmann.

83:16 Booking

Booking Gary Madine receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

82:44

Michail Antonio delivers the ball, Close range header by Gary Madine goes over the bar.

81:10

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Coutts from the right by-line to the near post, Chris Lines manages to make a clearance.

80:06

Shot from outside the area by Chuks Aneke misses to the left of the goal.

77:52

Michail Antonio takes a short corner.

77:39

Michail Antonio takes a shot. Paul Parry gets a block in.

76:55

Outswinging corner taken by Paul Coutts from the right by-line, Lewis Buxton manages to make a clearance.

75:42

Bailey Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on Michail Antonio. Chris Lines sends in a cross, Michail Antonio takes a shot. Save made by Thorsten Stuckmann.

73:27

The assistant referee signals for offside against Gary Madine. Thorsten Stuckmann restarts play with the free kick.

72:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Reda Johnson on Iain Hume. Thorsten Stuckmann takes the free kick.

72:18

Chuks Aneke challenges Reda Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Lines takes the free kick.

71:27

Effort from deep inside the area by Gary Madine clears the bar.

70:46

Unfair challenge on Rob Jones by Iain Hume results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.

67:12

Strike comes in from Iain Hume from the free kick, blocked by Gary Madine.

67:12 Booking

Booking Booking for Chris Lines.

67:05

Chris Lines handles the ball and concedes a free kick.

66:20

Shot by Andrew Procter from 20 yards. Chris Lines gets a block in.

66:01

Miguel Angel Llera concedes a free kick for a foul on Iain Hume. Direct free kick taken by Max Ehmer.

65:00

Jose Vitor Semedo fouled by Nicky Hunt, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Lines.

63:37

Assist by Michail Antonio.

63:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Gary Madine - Sheff Wed 2 - 0 Preston Gary Madine grabs a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Sheff Wed 2-0 Preston.

62:50

Foul by Chris Robertson on Nile Ranger, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Miguel Angel Llera.

62:23

Gary Madine is ruled offside. Chris Robertson takes the free kick.

61:15 Substitution

Substitution Chuks Aneke joins the action as a substitute, replacing Aaron Brown.

60:57 Substitution

Substitution (Preston) makes a substitution, with Iain Hume coming on for Graham Cummins.

57:55

Chris Lines restarts play with the free kick.

57:55 Booking

Booking Paul Parry is given a yellow card.

57:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michail Antonio by Paul Parry.

57:19

Corner taken by Chris Lines from the left by-line, save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

56:59

Jermaine Johnson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Thorsten Stuckmann makes a brilliant save.

55:14

Michail Antonio crosses the ball, clearance by Aaron Brown.

54:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Procter on Gary Madine. Chris Lines takes the free kick.

53:14

Rob Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Graham Cummins. Direct free kick taken by Paul Coutts.

52:46

The ball is swung over by Michail Antonio, Gary Madine takes a shot. Save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

51:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rob Jones on Graham Cummins. Free kick taken by Paul Coutts.

50:42

Gary Madine is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Bailey Wright.

50:07

Jose Vitor Semedo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Graham Cummins. Nicky Hunt takes the direct free kick.

48:51

Chris Lines provided the assist for the goal.

48:51 Goal scored

Goal! - Gary Madine - Sheff Wed 1 - 0 Preston Gary Madine finds the net with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Sheff Wed 1-0 Preston.

46:46

Nile Ranger is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Thorsten Stuckmann takes the free kick.

46:22

Craig Morgan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Miguel Angel Llera. Miguel Angel Llera fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Max Ehmer gets a block in.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +3:51 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +3:21

Shot from deep inside the area by Chris Lines goes over the bar.

45:00 +2:55

Craig Morgan challenges Michail Antonio unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jermaine Johnson restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +2:42

Aaron Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Miguel Angel Llera. Free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.

45:00 +2:34

The ball is crossed by Paul Parry, clearance made by Miguel Angel Llera.

45:00 +2:05

Drilled left-footed shot by Paul Parry. Blocked by Gary Madine.

45:00 +1:20

Aaron Brown fouled by Reda Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Coutts takes the free kick.

45:00 +0:24

Outswinging corner taken by Chris Lines, Foul by Reda Johnson on Thorsten Stuckmann, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Thorsten Stuckmann.

45:00 +0:08

Effort from 25 yards by Jermaine Johnson. Thorsten Stuckmann makes a fantastic save.

44:08

The ball is crossed by Michail Antonio.

43:19

Shot by Paul Parry. Stephen Bywater makes a comfortable save.

42:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rob Jones on Paul Parry. Paul Parry takes the free kick.

41:37

Shot from just outside the area by Jermaine Johnson misses to the left of the target.

41:25

Short corner taken by Chris Lines.

41:11

Shot by Jermaine Johnson. Max Ehmer gets a block in.

40:16

Craig Morgan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Madine. Direct free kick taken by Jose Vitor Semedo.

36:44

Foul by Nile Ranger on Bailey Wright, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Craig Morgan.

35:22

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

35:14

Centre by Michail Antonio, clearance made by Craig Morgan.

34:05

Michail Antonio delivers the ball, Thorsten Stuckmann makes a save.

32:44

Craig Morgan fouled by Rob Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Thorsten Stuckmann takes the direct free kick.

30:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Procter on Chris Lines. Free kick taken by Miguel Angel Llera.

28:55

Corner taken by Paul Coutts.

28:48

Andrew Procter produces a drilled right-footed shot from 20 yards. Blocked by Lewis Buxton.

27:45

Foul by Gary Madine on Chris Robertson, free kick awarded. Nicky Hunt takes the free kick.

26:37

Chris Lines produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

26:37 Booking

Booking Max Ehmer goes into the referee's book.

26:27

Max Ehmer challenges Nile Ranger unfairly and gives away a free kick.

25:07

Unfair challenge on Paul Coutts by Jose Vitor Semedo results in a free kick. Thorsten Stuckmann takes the free kick.

24:23

Reda Johnson challenges Paul Coutts unfairly and gives away a free kick. Thorsten Stuckmann takes the free kick.

20:15

Reda Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Procter. Nicky Hunt restarts play with the free kick.

18:56

Chris Lines takes the free kick.

18:56 Booking

Booking Bailey Wright goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

18:21

Bailey Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on Michail Antonio.

17:36

Bailey Wright crosses the ball, clearance made by Rob Jones.

15:54

Corner from left by-line taken by Paul Parry.

13:38

The referee penalises Jose Vitor Semedo for handball. Nicky Hunt restarts play with the free kick.

12:39

Unfair challenge on Jermaine Johnson by Graham Cummins results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Miguel Angel Llera.

11:07

Nile Ranger challenges Thorsten Stuckmann unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Thorsten Stuckmann.

10:18

Unfair challenge on Michail Antonio by Nicky Hunt results in a free kick. Rob Jones takes the free kick.

9:41

The ball is sent over by Reda Johnson, comfortable save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

7:18

Paul Coutts fouled by Chris Lines, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Coutts.

3:25

Unfair challenge on Reda Johnson by Aaron Brown results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jose Vitor Semedo.

2:18

Jermaine Johnson has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

1:30

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Paul Coutts.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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