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Blackburn Rovers 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Steven Fletcher
Steven Fletcher has scored four goals in 11 games this season

Sheffield Wednesday earned their first away league win of the season with a hard-fought victory at Blackburn.

The Owls took the lead when Steven Fletcher's shot from outside the box took a deflection and found the left-hand corner of Jason Steele's goal.

Marvin Emnes could have equalised for Rovers before half-time, but his shot was saved by Keiren Westwood.

Emnes did put the ball into the net in the second half, but the goal was ruled out for offside.

Kieran Lee also had a chance to double the visitors' lead late on after being played through by Barry Bannan, but his shot was saved by Steele.

The result means Wednesday have now won four of their past five league games, having ended a run of seven away fixtures without a win going back to last season.

Blackburn mustered only two shots on target as they slumped back into the relegation zone with eight points from their opening 10 league matches under manager Owen Coyle.

Line-ups

Blackburn

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Steele
  • 6LoweSubstituted forFeeneyat 77'minutes
  • 3Greer
  • 4Hoban
  • 5Williams
  • 10Marshall
  • 23GuthrieSubstituted forLenihanat 68'minutes
  • 29Evans
  • 32Conway
  • 17Emnes
  • 19GallagherSubstituted forGrahamat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Feeney
  • 11Samuelsen
  • 12Graham
  • 21Akpan
  • 26Lenihan
  • 30Brown
  • 33Raya

Sheff Wed

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Westwood
  • 16Palmer
  • 15Lees
  • 23HutchinsonSubstituted forLoovensat 61'minutes
  • 9Reach
  • 38Buckley
  • 5Lee
  • 3Jones
  • 41Bannan
  • 14HooperSubstituted forForestieriat 73'minutes
  • 6FletcherSubstituted forNuhiuat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Abdi
  • 12Loovens
  • 25Dawson
  • 32Hunt
  • 33Wallace
  • 44Nuhiu
  • 45Forestieri
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
12,844

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackburnAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home4
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 0, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 0, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Gordon Greer tries a through ball, but Marvin Emnes is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Gordon Greer (Blackburn Rovers).

  6. Post update

    Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Tommie Hoban (Blackburn Rovers).

  10. Post update

    Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers).

  14. Post update

    Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Steven Fletcher.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Palmer with a cross.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Darragh Lenihan tries a through ball, but Marvin Emnes is caught offside.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Barry Bannan with a through ball.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Liam Feeney replaces Jason Lowe.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Derrick Williams tries a through ball, but Danny Graham is caught offside.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Huddersfield10712138522
2Norwich96211610620
3Brighton10532126618
4Brentford10523189917
5Bristol City105231711617
6Birmingham10451139417
7Sheff Wed105231212017
8Reading105231114-317
9Newcastle95131771016
10Barnsley105142014616
11Wolves104331412215
12Fulham10352911-214
13Ipswich1034388013
14Leeds104151012-213
15Nottm Forest103341820-212
16QPR103341216-412
17Aston Villa101721010010
18Burton102441416-210
19Preston103161014-410
20Derby1023559-49
21Wigan102261214-28
22Blackburn102261219-78
23Cardiff10226817-98
24Rotherham101361124-136
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