Date: 28th February 2020 at 7:30am
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Steven Fletcher was praised by supporters after scoring Sheffield Wednesday’s winning goal in their 1-0 victory over Charlton Athletic, but he wasn’t the only striker to make a positive impact at Hillsborough. Fernando Forestieri also impressed on Wednesday night and was applauded for his performance.

The 30-year-old saw a lot of the ball, had more shots than any player on the pitch, seldom relinquished possession, whipped in numerous crosses for his teammates and created a couple of scoring opportunities. He worked hard off the ball too, turning over possession five times in the game, so his praise from fans was deserved.

Against Charlton, Forestieri played for 78 minutes, had 71 touches, won two aerial duels, created two chances, had 11 shots with 27% accuracy, completed 86.8% of his 38 passes, whipped in 11 crosses with 27% accuracy, made three tackles, gave away five fouls, picked up one booking, drew one foul and had one successful dribble.

The Italian forward has made 16 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring and creating four goals. Forestieri missed three months of the season due to injury but has impressed upon his return.

Where will Sheffield Wednesday finish in the Championship?

1st - 6th

1st - 6th

7th - 14th

7th - 14th

15th - 21th

15th - 21th

22th - 24th

22th - 24th

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