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Sheff Wed1Bournemouth2

Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Bournemouth

Sheffield Wednesday remain in the relegation zone after goals from Matt Ritchie and Lewis Grabban gave Bournemouth victory.

Wednesday caretaker boss Stuart Gray saw his side go 2-0 down before half time as Ritchie struck with a low shot and Grabban scored at the near post.

Jacques Maghoma pulled a goal back for the hosts at the end from close-range after a defensive mix-up.

The result kept the struggling hosts in 22nd place in the Championship.

The Owls' previous game against Wigan had been abandoned before the hour mark because of a waterlogged pitch, though they had won at Watford last weekend.

They faltered from the start against Bournemouth, falling behind in the 10th minute as Ritchie went unchallenged just outside the area and fired in a low shot which goalkeeper Damian Martinez failed to keep out.

The Cherries went further ahead soon after as Grabban received an excellent pass from Harry Arter and beat the Arsenal loanee from inside the area.

Both sides exchanged chances either side of half-time, before Wednesday began working themselves back into contention. Defender Miguel Llera fired a free-kick over the crossbar from 25 yards, then Maghoma struck after Charlie Daniels failed to clear.

Bournemouth looked the stronger at the death however, and held out to move into 15th place after securing their third away win of the season.

Sheffield Wednesday caretaker manager Stuart Gray:

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Post-match: Owls caretaker Gray

"I think I'll be in charge for the Blackburn game, unless the chairman tells me different.

"It was very disappointing, I thought we started quite well but then sloppy defending has cost us. Suddenly we're chasing the game, it was a similar thing again with poor defending for the second goal.

"We're short of strikers so in the end I had to put Reda [Johnson] down the middle. Hopefully we're going to have Chris Maguire back from his loan [at Coventry City], we're going to recall him on Christmas Day."

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Post-match: Bournemouth boss Howe

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe:

"I was delighted in the first half because I thought it was a very good display. We counter-attacked with real quality and pace and Lewis Grabban led the line well, causing problems with his pace and mobility.

"We built on the Reading victory in terms of our performances without getting the results. You do need wins to back it up so today was very important.

"Our priority now is a long overdue home win. Of late, we've failed to turn our dominant performances into victories."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 26Martinez
  • 22Palmer
  • 3JohnsonBooked at 45mins
  • 6SemedoSubstituted forSavicat 66'minutes
  • 8Johnson
  • 32Llera
  • 20Lee
  • 14Coke
  • 34NuhiuSubstituted forHelanat 66'minutes
  • 11JohnsonSubstituted forMattockat 80'minutes
  • 10Maghoma

Substitutes

  • 1Kirkland
  • 16McCabe
  • 17Helan
  • 19Mattock
  • 21Corry
  • 27McPhail
  • 33Savic

Bournemouth

  • 42Camp
  • 2Francis
  • 11Daniels
  • 32O'Kane
  • 5ElphickBooked at 71mins
  • 22Ward
  • 8Arter
  • 4SurmanSubstituted forMacDonaldat 85'minutes
  • 9GrabbanSubstituted forPitmanat 90+4'minutes
  • 30Ritchie
  • 20FraserSubstituted forPughat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Allsop
  • 7Pugh
  • 10Pitman
  • 14Harte
  • 16MacDonald
  • 24Addison
  • 28Rantie
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
21,057

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamBournemouth
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home16
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Bournemouth 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Bournemouth 2.
Andelko Savic (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Marc Pugh (Bournemouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Brett Pitman replaces Lewis Grabban.
Attempt saved. Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Jacques Maghoma (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Marc Pugh (Bournemouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Shaun MacDonald replaces Andrew Surman.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 1, Bournemouth 2. Jacques Maghoma (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Joe Mattock replaces Jermaine Johnson.
Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Marc Pugh (Bournemouth).
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Harry Arter (Bournemouth) because of an injury.
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Harry Arter.
Attempt blocked. Jacques Maghoma (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Marc Pugh replaces Ryan Fraser.
Attempt missed. Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

Booking

Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Jacques Maghoma (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth).
Offside, Bournemouth. Harry Arter tries a through ball, but Lewis Grabban is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Charlie Daniels.
Attempt missed. Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Giles Coke.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jeremy Helan replaces Atdhe Nuhiu.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Andelko Savic replaces Josè Semedo.
Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Andrew Surman (Bournemouth).
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) because of an injury.
Foul by Jacques Maghoma (Sheffield Wednesday).
Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Bournemouth. Lee Camp tries a through ball, but Lewis Grabban is caught offside.
Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).
Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Simon Francis (Bournemouth).
Elliott Ward (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).
Attempt saved. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday).
Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Jermaine Johnson tries a through ball, but Atdhe Nuhiu is caught offside.

Second Half

Second Half begins Sheffield Wednesday 0, Bournemouth 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Bournemouth 2.
Jacques Maghoma (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Simon Francis (Bournemouth).

Booking

Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday).
Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lewis Grabban.
Jacques Maghoma (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth).
Foul by Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth).
Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Jacques Maghoma tries a through ball, but Atdhe Nuhiu is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jacques Maghoma.
Hand ball by Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth).
Foul by Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Burnley2112721843
2QPR2112631342
3Leicester2113351142
4Derby2112451840
5Leeds211047934
6Reading21975634
7Nottm Forest21894733
8Brighton21885732
9Ipswich21876631
10Blackpool21876-131
11Blackburn21867230
12Wigan20848128
13Huddersfield21768127
14Watford21687226
15Bournemouth217410-1325
16Birmingham21669024
17Middlesbrough21588123
18Bolton21588-423
19Millwall215610-1721
20Doncaster215511-1920
21Charlton214710-919
22Sheff Wed20389-917
23Yeovil214512-1117
24Barnsley213711-1916
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