Ishmael Miller scored both goals as lowly Yeovil beat 10-man Sheffield Wednesday to stretch their unbeaten run in the Championship to five matches.

Miller scored either side of half-time as the Glovers, who are two points from safety, made it back-to-back wins at home for the first time this season.

Jacques Maghoma and Glenn Loovens went close for Wednesday, who had Sam Hutchinson sent off for two bookings.

Defeat brought an end to the Owls' nine-game unbeaten run away from home.

The visitors were the first to threaten when Maghoma's strike was palmed away by Marek Stech in the Yeovil goal.

Miller looked dangerous from the outset and forced a good save from Wednesday goalkeeper Damian Martinez before having a goal ruled out for offside.

And four minutes before half-time he broke the deadlock, latching on to Tom Lawrence's flick before driving the ball home.

Six minutes after the restart, Miller doubled his team's advantage with an unstoppable 20-yard strike to take his tally for the season to seven goals.

Loovens headed over late on as Wednesday looked to reduce the deficit, but their misery was compounded when Hutchinson was dismissed for two bookable offences inside the final six minutes.

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson speaking to BBC Somerset:

"It was a super win, we had a lot of commitment out there and a lot of effort, Sheffield Wednesday are in a rich vein of form themselves.

"It's nice to now be five games undefeated, three draws and two wins, with a home game coming up against Ipswich on Tuesday. It's still very tight with all the other teams getting results as well,

"Charlton would have had a little bit of a panic attack today when the look at the results. We're certainly here now; we've even dragged a couple more teams slightly nearer to us as well,

"So it put more than just four teams, it's probably more like six or seven now, in the fight at the bottom there. Proud of the boys today because they played to the game plan with a lot of commitment and courage."

Sheffield Wednesday head coach Stuart Gray:

"I thought we bossed the game in the first 10 minutes without really threatening the goalkeeper.

"We had good possession and got into some good areas, but then, whether we thought it was going to be easy or whatever, Yeovil showed the fighting spirit that you do when you're in the bottom three.

"They thoroughly deserved the win; we didn't win enough one-against-one battles and I'm just disappointed with an under-par performance - our passing was really poor."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Yeovil Town

  • 01 Stech
  • 02 Ayling
  • 03 McAllister
  • 04 Edwards
  • 05 Webster
  • 15 Duffy
  • 20 Holmes (Grant - 67' )
  • 08 Palazuelos
  • 27 Miller (Dawson - 71' Booked )
  • 09 Hayter (Morgan - 86' )
  • 11 Lawrence

Substitutes

  • 07 Dawson
  • 18 Lanzoni
  • 23 Grant
  • 24 Dunn
  • 26 Ofori-Twumasi
  • 29 Morgan
  • 31 Lundstram

Sheffield Wednesday

  • 26 Martinez
  • 22 Palmer Booked
  • 17 Helan
  • 40 Gardner Booked (Johnson - 54' )
  • 36 Loovens Booked
  • 08 Onyewu
  • 18 Maguire (Nuhiu - 53' )
  • 41 Hutchinson Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 42 Best
  • 14 Coke (Afobe - 69' )
  • 10 Maghoma

Substitutes

  • 02 Buxton
  • 11 Johnson
  • 13 Davies
  • 25 Lavery
  • 28 Afobe
  • 32 Llera
  • 34 Nuhiu
Ref: Darren Sheldrake
Att: 6,251

Match Stats

Shots

10 14

On target

4 1

Corners

0 5

Fouls

11 18

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Yeovil Town 2, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

90:00 +5:42 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 2, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

90:00 +5:10

Offside, Yeovil Town. Byron Webster tries a through ball, but Joel Grant is caught offside.

90:00 +4:51

Foul by Jacques Maghoma (Sheffield Wednesday).

90:00 +4:51

Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:33 Booking

Booking Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +3:28

Foul by Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday).

90:00 +3:28

Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +0:01

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

89:50

Delay in match Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town) because of an injury.

89:35

Damián Martinez (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:35

Foul by Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town).

88:42 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) for a bad foul.

88:34

Foul by Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday).

88:34

Adam Morgan (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:38

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

86:29

Delay in match Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) because of an injury.

85:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. Adam Morgan replaces James Hayter.

85:49

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

84:45

Delay in match James Hayter (Yeovil Town) because of an injury.

84:41 Booking

Booking Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

84:15

Foul by Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday).

84:15

James Hayter (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:58 Booking

Booking Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

82:54

Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

82:54

Foul by Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town).

81:48

Attempt missed. Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Damián Martinez following a set piece situation.

81:12

Offside, Yeovil Town. James Hayter tries a through ball, but Joel Grant is caught offside.

78:35

Offside, Yeovil Town. Tom Lawrence tries a through ball, but James Hayter is caught offside.

76:47

Offside, Yeovil Town. Luke Ayling tries a through ball, but Joel Grant is caught offside.

76:22

Attempt missed. Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by James Hayter with a headed pass.

74:42

Foul by Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday).

74:42

Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:29

Oguchi Onyewu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:29

Foul by Joel Grant (Yeovil Town).

73:15

Attempt blocked. Jacques Maghoma (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

71:40

Foul by Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday).

71:40

Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. Kevin Dawson replaces Ishmael Miller.

70:22

Attempt missed. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jermaine Johnson with a cross.

69:07

Jacques Maghoma (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:07

Foul by Ruben Palazuelos (Yeovil Town).

68:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Benik Afobe replaces Giles Coke.

68:08

Attempt missed. Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Oguchi Onyewu with a headed pass following a corner.

67:50

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Luke Ayling.

67:22

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Luke Ayling.

66:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. Joel Grant replaces Duane Holmes.

62:47

Attempt missed. Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jermaine Johnson.

59:14

Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:14

Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

54:39

Foul by Oguchi Onyewu (Sheffield Wednesday).

54:39

James Hayter (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:28

Attempt blocked. Leon Best (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

53:34

Oguchi Onyewu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:34

Foul by Ruben Palazuelos (Yeovil Town).

53:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jermaine Johnson replaces Gary Gardner.

53:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Chris Maguire.

50:25 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Yeovil Town 2, Sheffield Wednesday 0. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Joe Edwards.

49:18

Foul by Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday).

49:18

Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

48:05

Foul by Jacques Maghoma (Sheffield Wednesday).

48:05

Luke Ayling (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

46:16

Foul by Leon Best (Sheffield Wednesday).

46:16

Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Yeovil Town 1, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

45:00 +2:08 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Yeovil Town 1, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

45:00 +0:05

Oguchi Onyewu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:05

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town).

44:30

Foul by Leon Best (Sheffield Wednesday).

44:30

Byron Webster (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:03

Attempt missed. Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Shane Duffy.

42:27

Attempt missed. Gary Gardner (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

42:23

Attempt blocked. Leon Best (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Palmer with a cross.

41:18

Offside, Yeovil Town. Luke Ayling tries a through ball, but Ishmael Miller is caught offside.

40:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Yeovil Town 1, Sheffield Wednesday 0. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ruben Palazuelos.

34:59

Foul by Oguchi Onyewu (Sheffield Wednesday).

34:59

Byron Webster (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:15

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Byron Webster.

34:13

Attempt blocked. Leon Best (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

32:25

Attempt saved. Duane Holmes (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

32:21

Attempt blocked. Ruben Palazuelos (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

32:18

Attempt blocked. James Hayter (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marek Stech.

30:47 Booking

Booking Gary Gardner (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

30:39

Foul by Gary Gardner (Sheffield Wednesday).

30:39

Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:33

Attempt blocked. Leon Best (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gary Gardner.

30:02

Offside, Yeovil Town. Tom Lawrence tries a through ball, but Ishmael Miller is caught offside.

29:08

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Jamie McAllister.

27:50

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Byron Webster.

27:49

Attempt blocked. Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

25:00

Offside, Yeovil Town. Luke Ayling tries a through ball, but James Hayter is caught offside.

24:31

Foul by Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday).

24:31

Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:07 Booking

Booking Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

23:02

Foul by Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday).

23:02

Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:17

Leon Best (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

22:17

Foul by Byron Webster (Yeovil Town).

20:03

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Liam Palmer tries a through ball, but Leon Best is caught offside.

19:02

Offside, Yeovil Town. Jamie McAllister tries a through ball, but Ishmael Miller is caught offside.

18:19

Attempt missed. James Hayter (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

17:29

Foul by Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday).

17:29

Ruben Palazuelos (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:53

Offside, Yeovil Town. James Hayter tries a through ball, but Ishmael Miller is caught offside.

13:15

Offside, Yeovil Town. Luke Ayling tries a through ball, but James Hayter is caught offside.

12:23

Attempt missed. Gary Gardner (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Leon Best.

11:58

Attempt saved. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Lawrence.

9:32

Attempt missed. Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ruben Palazuelos following a set piece situation.

8:52

Foul by Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday).

8:52

Duane Holmes (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

7:19

Hand ball by Jacques Maghoma (Sheffield Wednesday).

6:18

Attempt missed. Gary Gardner (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jeremy Helan with a cross.

6:08

Attempt saved. Jacques Maghoma (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Leon Best.

5:19

Gary Gardner (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:19

Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

2:43

Jacques Maghoma (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

2:43

Foul by Luke Ayling (Yeovil Town).

1:11

Oguchi Onyewu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:11

Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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