Sheffield Wed 1-0 Leyton Orient

Sheffield Wednesday moved up into the automatic promotion places in League One with a routine victory against Leyton Orient.

The O's came close to an early goal when Tom Clarke's header came back off the crossbar.

Wednesday took the lead when Chris Lines's cross was headed home at the back post by Reda Johnson.

Substitute Liam Palmer came close to doubling the hosts' advantage but his effort was cleared off the line.

The Owls move into second place, above Huddersfield Town who travel to league leaders Charlton Athletic on Monday.

Orient, who had been on a nine-match unbeaten league run, sit in 19th position - three points clear of the relegation zone.

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Sheffield Wednesday manager Gary Megson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

Victory was huge for Owls - Megson

"We've got that knowledge that Charlton and Huddersfield are playing each other 48 hours after we play.

"It was vital that we won this game, so that we can watch it on Monday, with the knowledge that whatever the result it's got to be a good result for us.

"We are second at the moment and whatever happens it's certainly going to be a decent weekend for us."

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:

Slade 'frustrated' with defeat

"We should have drawn first blood today, it was a great little build up and we have hit the crossbar but really he should have put that in at this level.

"That was a golden opportunity to go 1-0 up against Sheffield Wednesday away from home and that was a little bit of a turning point.

"We weren't asking any questions at all after that so that was a frustration for me."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Sheffield Wed

  • 43 Bywater
  • 04 Batth Booked
  • 06 Semedo
  • 17 Johnson
  • 27 Tavernier
  • 32 Llera
  • 08 Lines
  • 16 O'Connor (Palmer - 52' )
  • 09 O'Grady (Prutton - 89' )
  • 10 Marshall
  • 30 Lowe (Morrison - 78' )

Substitutes

  • 23 O'Donnell
  • 03 Bennett
  • 07 Prutton
  • 12 Palmer
  • 19 Morrison

Leyton Orient

  • 26 Alnwick
  • 03 Craig
  • 05 Cuthbert
  • 06 Forbes
  • 25 T Clarke
  • 14 McSweeney
  • 16 Spring
  • 20 Smith (Cureton - 83' )
  • 21 Cook (Porter - 66' )
  • 09 Lisbie
  • 39 Mooney (Laird - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Butcher
  • 04 Chorley
  • 15 Porter
  • 17 Laird
  • 10 Cureton
Ref: Mathieson
Att: 18,355

Match Stats

Shots

10 3

On target

7 1

Corners

5 3

Fouls

12 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:35 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +3:57

Unfair challenge on Clinton Morrison by Tony Craig results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Liam Palmer.

90:00 +2:11

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Marc Laird from the left by-line.

90:00 +0:22

Clinton Morrison is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Scott Cuthbert restarts play with the free kick.

89:48

Jose Vitor Semedo takes a shot. Ben Alnwick makes a save.

89:14

Corner taken by Marc Laird from the left by-line.

89:07

Centre by Jamie Cureton, clearance by Reda Johnson.

88:07 Substitution

Substitution David Prutton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris O'Grady.

87:48

Scott Cuthbert gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Palmer. Stephen Bywater takes the indirect free kick.

86:41

Chris Lines challenges Tom Clarke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Terrell Forbes.

84:37

Matthew Spring takes a shot. Danny Batth gets a block in.

83:23

Tony Craig crosses the ball.

81:44

Direct free kick taken by Matthew Spring.

81:44 Booking

Booking Danny Batth is shown a yellow card.

81:08 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Cureton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jimmy Smith.

81:08

Foul by Ben Marshall on Leon McSweeney, free kick awarded.

79:50

Foul by Scott Cuthbert on Clinton Morrison, free kick awarded. Chris Lines restarts play with the free kick.

77:09 Substitution

Substitution Clinton Morrison is brought on as a substitute for Ryan Lowe.

76:05

James Tavernier fouled by Tom Clarke, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Marshall.

74:39

Unfair challenge on Tony Craig by Ryan Lowe results in a free kick. Ben Alnwick takes the indirect free kick.

71:15

Corner taken by Ben Marshall.

68:01

Ben Marshall crosses the ball, Chris O'Grady takes a shot. Terrell Forbes makes a clearance.

65:02 Substitution

Substitution George Porter replaces Lee Cook.

64:21

Jose Vitor Semedo challenges Tony Craig unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Alnwick.

62:41

Ryan Lowe delivers the ball, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Miguel Angel Llera misses to the right of the target.

61:52

Ben Marshall takes the inswinging corner, Ben Alnwick makes a save.

61:32

Chris O'Grady takes a shot. Marc Laird gets a block in.

59:39

Reda Johnson produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

58:43

Leon McSweeney fouled by Jose Vitor Semedo, the ref awards a free kick. Matthew Spring restarts play with the free kick.

55:10

Liam Palmer fouled by Lee Cook, the ref awards a free kick. James Tavernier takes the indirect free kick.

54:22

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ryan Lowe. Free kick taken by Ben Alnwick.

51:39 Substitution

Substitution Liam Palmer on for James O'Connor.

51:00

Tony Craig delivers the ball, clearance by Miguel Angel Llera.

47:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Tavernier by Kevin Lisbie. James Tavernier takes the free kick.

45:45

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Marshall.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Marc Laird comes on in place of David Mooney.

45:00 +1:45 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +1:11

Unfair challenge on Chris O'Grady by Scott Cuthbert results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Lines.

45:00 +0:40

David Mooney produces a volleyed right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

45:00 +0:01

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Lee Cook played to the near post, clearance by Chris Lines.

44:30

Foul by Reda Johnson on David Mooney, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lee Cook.

43:40

Foul by James Tavernier on Lee Cook, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Alnwick.

42:37

The ball is crossed by Ben Marshall.

42:29

The ball is swung over by James Tavernier.

42:22

The ball is delivered by Ben Marshall, Ben Alnwick manages to make a clearance.

42:12

Centre by James O'Connor.

39:58

Effort from long range by James Tavernier goes wide right of the target.

36:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Spring by Chris O'Grady. Ben Alnwick takes the indirect free kick.

34:33

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ryan Lowe. Free kick taken by Ben Alnwick.

33:04

Unfair challenge on Ben Marshall by Matthew Spring results in a free kick. Shot comes in from Chris Lines from the free kick, comfortable save by Ben Alnwick.

27:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris O'Grady on Ben Alnwick. Ben Alnwick restarts play with the free kick.

27:01

Corner taken by Ben Marshall from the right by-line.

26:45

Ben Marshall takes a shot. Blocked by Terrell Forbes.

25:16

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ben Marshall, save made by Ben Alnwick.

24:59

Ryan Lowe takes a shot. Ben Alnwick makes a save.

24:17

Kevin Lisbie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Miguel Angel Llera. Stephen Bywater takes the indirect free kick.

23:36

Unfair challenge on Kevin Lisbie by James Tavernier results in a free kick. Lee Cook restarts play with the free kick.

21:42

Ben Marshall is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ben Alnwick takes the indirect free kick.

18:54

Assist by Chris Lines.

18:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Reda Johnson - Sheff Wed 1 - 0 Leyton O Reda Johnson scores a headed goal from close in. Sheff Wed 1-0 Leyton Orient.

18:32

Chris Lines delivers the ball,

17:48

Reda Johnson fouled by Terrell Forbes, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Marshall takes the free kick.

17:18

Kevin Lisbie handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Danny Batth restarts play with the free kick.

14:33

Foul by Jimmy Smith on Miguel Angel Llera, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.

14:04

Chris Lines concedes a free kick for a foul on Jimmy Smith. Lee Cook takes the direct free kick.

12:00

Ryan Lowe is caught offside. Free kick taken by Ben Alnwick.

10:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon McSweeney on Chris O'Grady. Direct free kick taken by Miguel Angel Llera.

10:33

Tom Clarke handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Stephen Bywater takes the indirect free kick.

10:07

A cross is delivered by Leon McSweeney, Tom Clarke takes a shot.

8:46

Matthew Spring crosses the ball.

5:00

Chris Lines concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Spring. Ben Alnwick takes the free kick.

1:50

Tony Craig concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Marshall. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ben Marshall from right wing, Jimmy Smith makes a clearance.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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