Sheffield Wed 3-0 Oldham

Sheffield Wednesday boosted their automatic promotion hopes with a comfortable win over Oldham.

The Owls took the lead on the stroke of half-time when Miguel Llera powered forward before centring for Gary Madine to head in.

Shefki Kuqi missed a good chance to level for the Latics when he fired straight at keeper Stephen Bywater.

Llera headed home a Keith Treacy free-kick before sub Ryan Lowe nodded in a Treacy cross with his first touch.

The victory moves the Owls above neighbours Sheffield United in to second place in League One, although the Blades will move back above Wednesday as long as they avoid defeat against Rochdale on Tuesday.

Oldham, who have now lost five successive matches, are six points clear of the League One drop-zone.

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Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Owls looked tired, says Jones

"I think the fans realised how tired everybody was and they stuck with them and kept going and got their rewards. There's a lot of tired bodies in that dressing room.

"I didn't expect anything else but we controlled it. We kept it and got away with one or two things early on.

"We know we weren't as fluent as two days ago, but it's about getting three points."

Oldham manager Paul Dickov told BBC Radio Manchester:

"[During] spells in the match, we really took the game to them.

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Inexperience cost Oldham - Dickov

"The experience of their centre-forwards, against the inexperience of our centre-halves, won them the game.

"What we're going to get with them is mistakes. We've switched off from three crosses and we've conceded three goals.

"We need a goal at the moment and, when you're not scoring, you need to make sure you're switched on at the other end."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Sheffield Wed

  • 43 Bywater
  • 02 Buxton (Beevers - 45' )
  • 03 Bennett
  • 04 Batth
  • 06 Semedo
  • 32 Llera
  • 08 Lines
  • 11 J Johnson (Treacy - 61' )
  • 27 Antonio
  • 14 Madine
  • 31 Ranger (Lowe - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Weaver
  • 13 Beevers
  • 07 Prutton
  • 10 Treacy
  • 30 Lowe

Oldham

  • 13 Bouzanis
  • 06 Brown
  • 12 Diallo
  • 16 Tarkowski (Belezika - 86' )
  • 07 Morais (Marsh-Brown - 69' )
  • 08 Furman
  • 11 Adeyemi
  • 19 Lee
  • 10 Simpson
  • 32 Kuqi (Tounkara - 79' )
  • 39 Bunn Booked

Substitutes

  • 28 Gerrard
  • 30 Marsh-Brown
  • 41 Belezika
  • 20 M'changama
  • 36 Tounkara
Ref: Stroud
Att: 22,232

Match Stats

Shots

10 7

On target

4 2

Corners

2 9

Fouls

13 5

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:37 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +2:19

The referee penalises Gary Madine for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

89:48

Keith Treacy takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

88:44

Unfair challenge on Keanu Marsh-Brown by Gary Madine results in a free kick. Reece Brown takes the direct free kick.

87:08

Robbie Simpson challenges Chris Lines unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Bywater restarts play with the free kick.

86:45

Corner taken by Robbie Simpson, Miguel Angel Llera makes a clearance.

85:30 Substitution

Substitution Glenn Belezika is brought on as a substitute for James Tarkowski.

82:32

Keanu Marsh-Brown fouled by Keith Treacy, the ref awards a free kick. Keanu Marsh-Brown takes the free kick.

79:58

Assist on the goal came from Keith Treacy.

79:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Lowe - Sheff Wed 3 - 0 Oldham Ryan Lowe finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Sheff Wed 3-0 Oldham.

79:43

Keith Treacy sends in a cross,

78:00

Kieran Lee restarts play with the free kick.

78:00 Substitution

Substitution Oumare Tounkara comes on in place of Shefki Kuqi.

78:00 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Lowe on for Nile Ranger.

78:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Furman by Gary Madine.

75:31

A cross is delivered by Robbie Simpson, clearance made by Mark Beevers.

74:59

Corner taken by Robbie Simpson from the left by-line, clearance by Gary Madine.

70:58

Shot on goal by Miguel Angel Llera from just inside the area goes over the target.

70:24

Corner from left by-line taken by Chris Lines.

69:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nile Ranger by Reece Brown. Jose Vitor Semedo takes the direct free kick.

68:48 Substitution

Substitution Keanu Marsh-Brown is brought on as a substitute for Filipe Morais.

68:28

Shot by Keith Treacy from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

67:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nile Ranger on Kieran Lee. Free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

66:06

Assist on the goal came from Keith Treacy.

66:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Miguel Angel Llera - Sheff Wed 2 - 0 Oldham Miguel Angel Llera scores a headed goal from close in. Sheff Wed 2-0 Oldham.

64:45

Robbie Simpson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Madine. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Keith Treacy from right channel,

63:11

Michail Antonio has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

60:07 Substitution

Substitution Keith Treacy replaces Jermaine Johnson.

58:08

Chris Lines crosses the ball, save made by Dean Bouzanis.

51:05

Harry Bunn produces a cross.

50:25

Foul by Julian Bennett on Robbie Simpson, free kick awarded. Filipe Morais takes the direct free kick.

49:57

Corner taken right-footed by Filipe Morais from the left by-line, Gary Madine manages to make a clearance.

48:28

Robbie Simpson has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.

46:53

Shefki Kuqi takes a shot. Stephen Bywater makes a save.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +1:25 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +1:22 Substitution

Substitution Mark Beevers is brought on as a substitute for Lewis Buxton.

45:00 +1:11

The ball is sent over by Michail Antonio, save by Dean Bouzanis.

44:36

The ball is sent over by Chris Lines.

44:10

Filipe Morais takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

42:46

The assist for the goal came from Miguel Angel Llera.

42:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Gary Madine - Sheff Wed 1 - 0 Oldham Gary Madine scores a headed goal from inside the area. Sheff Wed 1-0 Oldham.

42:38

Miguel Angel Llera produces a cross,

41:36

Bradley Diallo delivers the ball.

40:18

A cross is delivered by Michail Antonio.

39:46

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Lines from the left by-line, save made by Dean Bouzanis.

38:16

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Chris Lines misses to the left of the target.

38:05

Lewis Buxton delivers the ball, Kieran Lee manages to make a clearance.

35:53

Michail Antonio is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. James Tarkowski restarts play with the free kick.

34:43

Nile Ranger challenges Bradley Diallo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Bouzanis takes the free kick.

33:54

Lewis Buxton fouled by Shefki Kuqi, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.

31:50

The ball is sent over by Filipe Morais.

27:08

Jermaine Johnson produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

26:40

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Robbie Simpson from the left by-line.

25:46

Corner taken by Robbie Simpson, Nile Ranger manages to make a clearance.

24:32

Corner taken by Robbie Simpson from the right by-line, save made by Stephen Bywater.

23:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Buxton on Robbie Simpson. Filipe Morais takes the direct free kick.

22:47

Jose Vitor Semedo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bradley Diallo. Free kick taken by Robbie Simpson.

22:30

Centre by Filipe Morais.

20:56

A cross is delivered by Kieran Lee.

20:38

The ball is sent over by Filipe Morais.

20:02

Michail Antonio takes a shot. Save by Dean Bouzanis.

19:07

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Lewis Buxton.

18:24

Shot from inside the area by Tom Adeyemi clears the bar.

17:10

Corner from the left by-line taken by Robbie Simpson, clearance made by Miguel Angel Llera.

16:29

Corner from right by-line taken by Filipe Morais.

15:53

Chris Lines challenges Robbie Simpson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Filipe Morais.

13:50

Foul by Danny Batth on Shefki Kuqi, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

12:30

Tom Adeyemi takes a shot. Stephen Bywater makes a save.

9:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jermaine Johnson on Kieran Lee. Free kick crossed right-footed by Filipe Morais.

7:49

Jermaine Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Adeyemi. Free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

7:10

Tom Adeyemi produces a cross, Lewis Buxton manages to make a clearance.

6:13

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Robbie Simpson, clearance made by Gary Madine.

3:58

Dean Furman has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

3:20

Unfair challenge on Harry Bunn by Julian Bennett results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Filipe Morais.

1:27

Michail Antonio takes a shot. Blocked by James Tarkowski.

0:48

Chris Lines takes the free kick.

0:48 Booking

Booking The referee books Harry Bunn for unsporting behaviour.

0:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Buxton by Harry Bunn.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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