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Sheffield Wednesday 1-3 Aston Villa: Villa score two stoppage-time goals to win

Tammy Abraham
Tammy Abraham has scored 23 Championship goals this season

Aston Villa scored two goals in stoppage time at Steve Bruce's Sheffield Wednesday to win a sixth straight Championship game.

Albert Adomah smashed in on the rebound to put Villa 2-1 up and Tammy Abraham slotted home in the fourth minute of injury time to take Dean Smith's side up to fifth in the table.

The defeat was former Villa manager Bruce's first loss since taking over at Hillsborough at the start of February, ending a 12-match unbeaten run for the Owls.

The game had looked destined for a draw following first-half goals from Wednesday striker Gary Hooper and Villa's John McGinn, but Steven Fletcher missed a second-half penalty for the hosts, before the late drama.

Adomah's goal came after Keiren Westwood had saved well from substitute Jonathan Kodjia, and Chelsea loanee Abraham coolly scored his 23rd league goal of the campaign with almost the final kick.

Wednesday striker Hooper, playing just his second game since returning from a 15-month injury lay-off, had earlier given the Owls the ideal start when he slotted in George Boyd's cross.

But McGinn levelled midway through the first half with a sublime half-volley following good work from Andre Green on the touchline.

Fletcher had a golden opportunity to make it 2-1 to the hosts after the break when he was chopped down by Tyrone Mings in the box, but his weak spot-kick was saved by Jed Steer.

The loss severely dented Wednesday's hopes of making the play-offs as they have slipped six points behind sixth-placed Bristol City.

Owls manager Steve Bruce told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"We're all going home disappointed. They played fantastically well but sometimes in football you don't get what you deserve and that was the case.

"The way we played, the way we went about it I couldn't have asked for anything more. We've missed a big opportunity. We missed that penalty, but it's not our day.

"Sometimes when you're going for the play-offs it's not about how you play it's about the results and Aston Villa go home knowing they got that result, but were very fortunate."

Aston Villa head coach Dean Smith told BBC WM:

"In this stage of the season where we're pushing to get a play-off spot, we were on a five-game winning run and now we've got that to six.

"It was very much a tale of two halves. First half we started really well and then we caught.

"We controlled the ball and looked dangerous, but we didn't work the goalkeeper as much as we should have."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 27IorfaSubstituted forFoxat 40'minutes
  • 15Lees
  • 34Hector
  • 2Palmer
  • 20Reach
  • 23Hutchinson
  • 10BannanSubstituted forMatiasat 73'minutes
  • 21Boyd
  • 9FletcherBooked at 37mins
  • 14HooperSubstituted forForestieriat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Fox
  • 8Pelupessy
  • 11Winnall
  • 17Nuhiu
  • 19Matias
  • 25Dawson
  • 45Forestieri

Aston Villa

  • 12Steer
  • 27El Mohamady
  • 30HauseSubstituted forTuanzebeat 53'minutes
  • 40MingsBooked at 57mins
  • 3Taylor
  • 6WhelanBooked at 38mins
  • 19GreenSubstituted forAdomahat 71'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 7McGinn
  • 10Grealish
  • 22El GhaziSubstituted forKodjiaat 82'minutes
  • 18Abraham

Substitutes

  • 4Tuanzebe
  • 8Lansbury
  • 14Hourihane
  • 15Jedinak
  • 26Kodjia
  • 33Sarkic
  • 37Adomah
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
29,458

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamAston Villa
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Aston Villa 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Aston Villa 3.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 1, Aston Villa 3. Tammy Abraham (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Booking

Albert Adomah (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 1, Aston Villa 2. Albert Adomah (Aston Villa) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jack Grealish.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Keiren Westwood tries a through ball, but Steven Fletcher is caught offside.

Foul by Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday).

Neil Taylor (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Axel Tuanzebe.

Attempt blocked. George Boyd (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Offside, Aston Villa. John McGinn tries a through ball, but Tammy Abraham is caught offside.

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

Foul by Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa).

Foul by Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday).

Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Fernando Forestieri replaces Gary Hooper.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jack Grealish with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Aston Villa. Jonathan Kodjia replaces Anwar El Ghazi.

Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa).

Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt missed. Marco Matias (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Adam Reach.

Foul by Jack Grealish (Aston Villa).

Marco Matias (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Anwar El Ghazi (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Neil Taylor.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Albert Adomah.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Marco Matias replaces Barry Bannan because of an injury.

Delay in match Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Aston Villa. Albert Adomah replaces Andre Green.

Delay in match Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) because of an injury.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Tyrone Mings.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Anwar El Ghazi (Aston Villa) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Adam Reach with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Tyrone Mings.

Attempt blocked. George Boyd (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gary Hooper.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich40259682483484
2Sheff Utd40238967373077
3Leeds402371066422476
4West Brom4020101075522370
5Aston Villa401615973561763
6Bristol City391711115142962
7Derby391612115548760
8Middlesbrough401513124136558
9Nottm Forest401415115547857
10Preston401512135953657
11Hull40169155957257
12Sheff Wed401414124954-556
13Swansea39158165249353
14Brentford401312156356751
15Stoke401118113842-451
16Blackburn401211175363-1047
17Birmingham401314135652444
18QPR40128204665-1944
19Wigan401011194359-1641
20Millwall391010194558-1340
21Reading40913184360-1740
22Rotherham40815174368-2539
23Bolton4088242966-3732
24Ipswich40415213265-3327
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