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Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Millwall

Barry Bannan of Sheffield Wednesday
Bannan's goal was his first league strike for Wednesday since September 2016

Goals from Barry Bannan and Tom Lees guided Sheffield Wednesday to a first Championship win of the season - and ended Millwall's unbeaten start.

Scotland international Bannan opened the scoring with a thunderous 20-yard volley early on after the visitors failed to clear an Adam Reach cross.

Neil Harris' side were undone again a minute after the break as captain Lees prodded in from close range.

Ryan Tunnicliffe got one back for the Lions to set-up a nervy finish at Hillsborough, but the hosts held on.

It could have been easier for Jos Luhukay's side had substitute Fernando Forestieri and goalscorer Bannan taken late chances.

However, Wednesday were grateful to Cameron Dawson's injury-time save from Millwall's Czech winger Jiri Skalak.

In beating the London club, the Owls also earned a first victory since a transfer embargo placed on the South Yorkshire side had been lifted.

By contrast, Millwall, who finished the 2017-18 campaign eighth, just three points off the play-offs, were beaten for the first time in all competitions since April.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay:

"We are all very happy for our first win but not just that, it's the way that we won with everyone fighting for each other.

"The players worked unbelievably hard today and we must do this again in three days when we come back here [against Ipswich Town].

"The fans were amazing and helped us fight to the very last minutes, they were very important for us today."

Millwall manager Neil Harris:

"The first goal was a great strike but the second was a joke of a goal and we gave ourselves a mountain to climb.

"Those standards won't be accepted and my words were quite scathing to the players. I let them know what I thought in no uncertain terms.

"I'm the angriest I've been for a long time. We're a good team but tonight we didn't show it and I'm not prepared to accept that."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 25Dawson
  • 2Palmer
  • 15Lees
  • 12Thorniley
  • 42Penney
  • 8Pelupessy
  • 10Bannan
  • 37PrestonSubstituted forBoydat 79'minutes
  • 20ReachBooked at 63mins
  • 19MatiasSubstituted forForestieriat 70'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9FletcherSubstituted forNuhiuat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Fox
  • 17Nuhiu
  • 21Boyd
  • 23Hutchinson
  • 28Wildsmith
  • 41Lee
  • 45Forestieri

Millwall

  • 1Archer
  • 12Romeo
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 5Cooper
  • 3Meredith
  • 7Wallace
  • 18Tunnicliffe
  • 23SavilleSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 45'minutes
  • 22O'BrienSubstituted forSkalakat 61'minutes
  • 9Gregory
  • 20MorisonSubstituted forElliottat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2McLaughlin
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 11Ferguson
  • 13Amos
  • 19Elliott
  • 25Wallace
  • 26Skalak
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
21,349

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 2, Millwall 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 2, Millwall 1.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Jiri Skalak (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Joey Pelupessy tries a through ball, but Adam Reach is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Jiri Skalak (Millwall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jake Cooper with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Atdhe Nuhiu following a corner.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Mahlon Romeo.

Attempt saved. Lee Gregory (Millwall) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. James Meredith (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Cooper with a headed pass.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Adam Reach.

Attempt blocked. James Meredith (Millwall) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Tunnicliffe.

Attempt missed. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Barry Bannan following a corner.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Jake Cooper.

Attempt missed. Mahlon Romeo (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ryan Tunnicliffe.

Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Barry Bannan following a corner.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Jake Cooper.

Attempt blocked. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by George Boyd with a headed pass.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by James Meredith.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Shaun Hutchinson (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Shaun Hutchinson (Millwall).

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Shaun Hutchinson.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. George Boyd replaces Fraser Preston because of an injury.

Delay in match Fraser Preston (Sheffield Wednesday) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Tom Elliott with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Jiri Skalak (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jake Cooper.

Attempt missed. Lee Gregory (Millwall) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jed Wallace with a cross.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Jake Cooper (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 2, Millwall 1. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lee Gregory.

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

Foul by Tom Elliott (Millwall).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Fernando Forestieri replaces Marco Matias.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Steven Fletcher.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Cameron Dawson tries a through ball, but Marco Matias is caught offside.

Booking

Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds4310114710
2Middlesbrough431082610
3Bolton431063310
4Brentford422010468
5Aston Villa42209638
6Swansea42205328
7West Brom421113767
8Wigan421110737
9Blackburn41305416
10Nottm Forest41305416
11Derby420267-16
12Sheff Utd420257-26
13Bristol City41216515
14Millwall41215505
15Norwich41128804
16Hull411257-24
17Sheff Wed411257-24
18Preston411235-24
19Rotherham4103410-63
20Birmingham402224-22
21Ipswich402236-32
22Stoke402249-52
23Reading401336-31
24QPR4004213-110
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