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  1. Loovens heads winner for Owls
  2. Newcastle lead Championship by one point
  3. Sheffield Wednesday sixth in table

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By Matt Newsum

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    FT: Newcastle 0-1 Sheff Wed

    So Sheffield Wednesday win the battle of the bird nicknames at St James' Park, knocking off league leaders Newcastle United to bolster their own promotion ambitions.

    Thanks for joining us for our Boxing Day EFL coverage, enjoy the rest of the festive period and don't forget to join us again for tomorrow's games.

    Until then, I'm off to see whether anyone's left me a mince pie. Good night!

  2. Newcastle United 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday

    Glenn Loovens

    Glen Loovens' second-half header gives Sheffield Wednesday victory at Championship leaders Newcastle United.

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  3. Post update

    FT: Newcastle 0-1 Sheff Wed

    Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal told Sky Sports: "During the week before the game, we're Sheff Wed, We have principles, we're not an easy team to break down.

    "We can draw, lose or win but we will fight, we prepared well, we knew exactly what we must do.

    "This is a sign we create clear chances to score, for my players it was fantastic in the plan we created. they deserved the three points and our fans were fantastic."

  4. What's next?

    FT: Newcastle 0-1 Sheff Wed

    Well, Newcastle are back at home on Friday, 30 December to Nottingham Forest... plenty of spice about that one after the previous meeting.

    Not too much of a turn around either...

    Sheffield Wednesday go to Preston North End on New Year's Eve.

  5. Did Newcastle miss Shelvey?

    FT: Newcastle 0-1 Sheff Wed

    There was not a lot of incisive play from Newcastle tonight, and the obvious solution might have been the absent Jonjo Shelvey - out for five games through suspension.

    However John Anderson, former Newcastle defender and BBC Newcastle pundit, says that's an excuse.

    "He's just one player. Whether he'd have made the difference for the other 10 players, I don't think so."

    Jonjo Shelvey
  6. Five wins in six for the Owls

    FT: Newcastle 0-1 Sheff Wed

    It will be no consolation to Newcastle fans, or those with bets hinging on this game, but Sheffield Wednesday are no dummies.

    Five wins in the last six now have put them in the play-off mix, and they will end 2016 in the top six and on course to repeat their efforts for promotion to the Premier League.

    Well organised, hard to break down and good on the break, it's a good recipe for success.

    Glenn Loovens

    Newcastle 0-1 Sheff Wed

    Thoroughly professional display by Sheffield Wednesday, coming to Newcastle United - the league leaders - and coming away with three points.

    Glenn Loovens won the match with his header in the second-half, and the deficit might have been greater had Karl Darlow not made a string of saves.

    Newcastle failed to truly create against the Owls, and Dwight Gayle's post-rattling first-half shot was the best they managed.

    Plenty for Rafael Benitez to ponder, for Carlos Carvalhal, it's a tactical masterclass.

  8. Post update

    Newcastle 0-1 Sheff Wed

    Ciaran Clark is tempted into the foul by Wednesday and that will probably be that.

  9. Post update

    Newcastle 0-1 Sheff Wed

    He's an awkward looking customer isn't he? Atdhe Nuhiu. Just won a throw down in Newcastle's full-back position.

    Last minute of added time...

  10. Post update

    Newcastle 0-1 Sheff Wed

    Newcastle pepper the Wednesday box but the ball is cleared and the visitors break. Just ticking down the clock, well away from their goalmouth.

    It's not pretty but if you're an Owls fan, who cares.

    They're wasting some time - as Ross Wallace is replaced by Atdhe Nuhiu.

  11. Post update

    Newcastle 0-1 Sheff Wed

    Newcastle are being frustrated by Sheffield Wednesday.

    They're happy to allow the Magpies to dominate possession in the hope they can hold them out...

  12. Post update

    Newcastle 0-1 Sheff Wed


    Sheffield Wednesday have a nervy wait for the final whistle...

    Dwight Gayle
  13. Post update

    Newcastle 0-1 Sheff Wed

    ...and it's thumped into the wall. Newcastle do have a throw though just up around half-way.

    Newcastle need to get the ball forward but Sheffield Wednesday do enough. Corner.

  14. Post update

    Newcastle 0-1 Sheff Wed

    Free-kick on the edge of the box for Newcastle after Aleksandar Mitrovic is fouled!

    Big chance...

  15. Post update

    Newcastle 0-1 Sheff Wed

    Steven Fletcher is receiving treatment from physios, but that doesn't stop him being met by a chorus of boos,

    He gingerly makes his way off the pitch and we will resume. Ball is with Keiren Westwood, and he sends it long downfield.

  16. Post update

    Newcastle 0-1 Sheff Wed

    Ross Wallace hobbling around after a coming together with Vurnon Anita but it didn't stop Paul Tierney dishing him out a yellow card.

    Newcastle fans booing as Steven Fletcher stays down injured. Gamesmanship? I'm saying nowt.

  17. CLOSE!

    Newcastle 0-1 Sheff Wed

    Almost an immediate impact from Aleksandar Mitrovic, who sends his header toward goal but finds Keiren Westwood at his sharpest.

    Closer for Newcastle. Wednesday look solid though.


    Newcastle 0-1 Sheff Wed

    Aleksandar Mitrovic comes on for the hosts, Jack Colback coming off.

    For Sheffield Wednesday, David Jones is brought on, Barry Bannan makes his way to the bench.

  19. Post update

    Newcastle 0-1 Sheff Wed

    Sam Hutchinson finds himself in the book for a foul and in turn gets a yellow card.

    Newcastle throwing big effort at this now.

    Lucas Joao comes on for Fernando Forestieri as Sheffield Wednesday freshen things up too. Few whistles for the pantomime villain of the night.

  20. Post update

    Newcastle 0-1 Sheff Wed

    Ciaran Molloy has been in touch on #bbcefl and I think he's probably speaking for a few people when he says this current scoreline is spoiling his bet.

    Newcastle are at least trying to get something out of this game and indirectly help out Ciaran.

    Christian Atsu has Keiren Westwood scrambling. Tip over. Corner. Comes to nothing.