Goals from Michail Antonio and Nile Ranger helped Sheffield Wednesday easily beat Wycombe to win automatic promotion back to the Championship.

Antonio put the Owls ahead when he linked up with Ranger and placed the ball past goalkeeper Nikki Bull.

Ranger, who had an earlier effort ruled out for offside, headed in a second from four yards when he steered in a flighted free-kick from Chris Lines.

"There is no doubting the impressive size of Hillsborough Stadium, a venue certainly worthy of a higher level of football than the third tier.

"The challenge has been to assemble a team worthy of playing higher up the pyramid.

"Milan Mandaric has been ruthless in his pursuit of promotion, controversially replacing Gary Megson 13 games ago. Dave Jones came in and has gone unbeaten. Sheffield Wednesday and their famous old stadium are returning to the Championship next season."

Already-relegated Wycombe created few opportunities as the Owls celebrated.

Wednesday dropped down from the Championship in 2010 but have returned there after only two seasons in League One.

Three successive league defeats in February left the Owls' promotion hopes in the balance and soon saw manager Gary Megson leave the club.

But they have remained unbeaten since Dave Jones took over at the beginning of March and a run of 10 wins and two draws in their last 12 games took them to second spot in the table.

Jubilant scenes at Hillsborough

In front of a crowd of 38,082, Wednesday dominated throughout and had chances before Antonio's opener as Mark Beevers headed over, Jose Semedo shot wide and Miguel Angel Llera had an effort blocked on the goal-line.

Bull also later saved three efforts from Llera as the hosts piled on relentless pressure.

Wednesday, who beat Sheffield United 1-0 in Megson's last game in charge at the end of February, began the final day with a one-point advantage over the Blades but never looked like slipping up against Wycombe.

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Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"It was hard earned. We were a bit nervous, but the goal settled us and I told them it's their time if they want it badly enough and they did.

"It was about getting the result, I heard last week the emotions on the bus back were unbelievable.

"I think we knew last week and I think Sheffield United knew that the opportunity had basically turned for us as long as we did it right."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (3)

Sheffield Wednesday

  • 43 Bywater
  • 02 Buxton
  • 04 Batth
  • 06 Semedo
  • 13 Beevers
  • 32 Llera
  • 08 Lines
  • 10 Treacy (J Johnson - 79' )
  • 27 Antonio
  • 14 Madine
  • 31 Ranger Booked (Lowe - 88' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Weaver
  • 05 R Jones
  • 07 Prutton
  • 11 J Johnson
  • 30 Lowe

Wycombe Wanderers

  • 01 Bull
  • 03 Laing
  • 04 Eastmond Booked
  • 15 Basey (Dunne - 13' )
  • 19 McCoy
  • 30 Doherty
  • 07 Ainsworth
  • 10 Bloomfield Booked
  • 18 Lewis Booked
  • 20 Beavon
  • 29 McClure

Substitutes

  • 13 Ingram
  • 31 Dunne
  • 26 Kewley-Graham
  • 28 Scowen
  • 34 McNamee
Ref: Webster
Att: 38,082

Match Stats

Shots

18 3

On target

9 0

Corners

11 3

Fouls

6 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:10 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +0:39

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

88:20

The referee blows for offside against Lewis Buxton. Nikki Bull takes the free kick.

87:42 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Lowe comes on in place of Nile Ranger.

86:10

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Lines, Miguel Angel Llera takes a shot.

82:57

Miguel Angel Llera has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Nikki Bull.

82:57 Booking

Booking Stuart Lewis receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

82:47

Stuart Lewis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michail Antonio.

81:24

Jermaine Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Ainsworth. Gareth Ainsworth crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Stephen Bywater.

78:42 Substitution

Substitution Jermaine Johnson comes on in place of Keith Treacy.

77:38

Keith Treacy takes a inswinging corner.

77:06

Corner taken by Keith Treacy from the right by-line, Gary Doherty makes a clearance.

75:41

The referee blows for offside. Nikki Bull takes the indirect free kick.

74:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Louis Laing on Gary Madine. Keith Treacy produces a cross, Gary Madine takes a shot. Blocked by Louis Laing.

74:23

The ball is crossed by Matt Bloomfield, save by Stephen Bywater.

74:18

A cross is delivered by Matt Bloomfield, clearance made by Miguel Angel Llera.

73:45

Corner taken by Matt Bloomfield, clearance by Chris Lines.

70:39

The referee blows for offside. Nikki Bull takes the free kick.

70:28

The ball is swung over by Michail Antonio, clearance by Gary Doherty.

68:09

Effort from outside the penalty box by Matt Bloomfield goes wide left of the target.

66:51

Keith Treacy produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

65:02

Gary Madine takes a shot. Save by Nikki Bull.

60:05

Keith Treacy is ruled offside. Nikki Bull takes the indirect free kick.

59:05

Nile Ranger produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

57:00

Effort on goal by Nile Ranger from 6 yards. Blocked by Louis Laing.

56:55

The ball is delivered by Keith Treacy.

56:12

Corner taken by Keith Treacy, save by Nikki Bull.

56:09

Keith Treacy sends in a cross.

53:51

The ball is swung over by Lewis Buxton, Nikki Bull makes a save.

53:30

Keith Treacy delivers the ball, clearance by Charles Dunne.

52:12 Booking

Booking Nile Ranger is given a yellow card.

51:32

Assist on the goal came from Chris Lines.

51:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Nile Ranger - Sheff Wed 2 - 0 Wycombe Nile Ranger scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Sheff Wed 2-0 Wycombe.

50:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nile Ranger by Louis Laing. Chris Lines delivers the ball,

47:00

The referee penalises Miguel Angel Llera for handball. Free kick taken by Nikki Bull.

45:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Madine on Louis Laing. Nikki Bull takes the direct free kick.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:59 Half time

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

45:00 +0:32

Effort from outside the penalty box by Matt McClure goes wide right of the target.

44:36

Shot from just outside the box by Keith Treacy misses to the left of the target.

43:44

Nile Ranger is ruled offside. Nikki Bull takes the free kick.

43:32

Michail Antonio takes a shot. Save made by Nikki Bull.

43:20

Keith Treacy takes a shot.

42:31

Foul by Stuart Beavon on Chris Lines, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.

41:26

Keith Treacy delivers the ball.

40:18

Inswinging corner taken by Keith Treacy.

39:12

Free kick crossed by Keith Treacy, clearance made by Matt Bloomfield.

39:12 Booking

Booking Booking for Craig Eastmond for unsporting behaviour.

39:01

Craig Eastmond gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Buxton.

37:08

Effort on goal by Gareth Ainsworth from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

35:29

Nile Ranger gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stuart Beavon. Free kick taken by Matt Bloomfield.

33:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Eastmond by Jose Vitor Semedo. Free kick taken by Gareth Ainsworth.

31:07

Matt Bloomfield takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Chris Lines manages to make a clearance.

30:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Lewis by Chris Lines. Direct free kick taken by Nikki Bull.

30:13

The ball is swung over by Keith Treacy, save by Nikki Bull.

28:53

Miguel Angel Llera fouled by Stuart Beavon, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.

27:23

Chris Lines takes the free kick.

27:23 Booking

Booking Matt Bloomfield booked.

26:51

Foul by Matt Bloomfield on Chris Lines, free kick awarded.

24:42

Assist by Chris Lines.

24:42 Goal scored

Goal! - Michail Antonio - Sheff Wed 1 - 0 Wycombe A goal is scored by Michail Antonio from close range low into the middle of the goal. Sheff Wed 1-0 Wycombe.

22:06

Keith Treacy delivers the ball.

21:55

The ball is sent over by Chris Lines, clearance by Louis Laing.

21:33

The referee blows for offside against Stuart Beavon. Indirect free kick taken by Miguel Angel Llera.

19:25

Gary Madine takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

19:02

Corner from left by-line taken by Chris Lines.

18:42

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Keith Treacy, Miguel Angel Llera takes a shot. Save by Nikki Bull.

18:29

Miguel Angel Llera takes a shot. Save by Nikki Bull.

18:03

Corner taken left-footed by Keith Treacy.

17:58

The ball is swung over by Michail Antonio, Charles Dunne gets a block in.

17:08

Corner from left by-line taken by Chris Lines.

16:44

Foul by Craig Eastmond on Nile Ranger, free kick awarded. Miguel Angel Llera restarts play with the free kick.

16:13

Jose Vitor Semedo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Eastmond. Stuart Lewis takes the direct free kick.

15:31

Shot from deep inside the area by Jose Vitor Semedo clears the crossbar.

13:27

The ball is sent over by Michail Antonio, clearance by Louis Laing.

12:29 Substitution

Substitution Charles Dunne on for Grant Basey.

11:43

Corner taken by Chris Lines, Mark Beevers produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.

11:21

Michail Antonio takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Eastmond.

11:00

Craig Eastmond concedes a free kick for a foul on Keith Treacy. Keith Treacy restarts play with the free kick.

6:12

Michail Antonio sends in a cross.

5:32

Unfair challenge on Jose Vitor Semedo by Marvin McCoy results in a free kick. Stephen Bywater takes the free kick.

4:00

Craig Eastmond gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Madine. Direct free kick taken by Miguel Angel Llera.

3:32

Keith Treacy is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Nikki Bull.

0:46

Corner taken left-footed by Grant Basey from the left by-line to the near post, Chris Lines manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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