Date: 22nd August 2018 at 10:11pm
Written by:
Sheffield Wednesday
2 – 1
Millwall

Hillsborough

Championship

22/08/2018 7:45 pm

Attendance: 21349

Referee: Madley

Sheffield Wednesday Millwall
Bannan (16), Lees (46) Tunnicliffe (72)
Dawson Archer
Palmer Romeo
Lees Hutchinson
Thorniley Cooper
Penney Meredith
Pelupessy Wallace 45
Bannan Tunnicliffe
Preston 79 Saville
Reach
 
O'Brien 62
Matias 70 Gregory
Fletcher 70 Morison 61

Substitutes

Fox McLaughlin 45
Nuhiu 70 Onyedinma
Boyd 79 Ferguson
Hutchinson Amos
Wildsmith Elliott 61
Lee Wallace
Forestieri 70 Skalak 62

Game Statistics

13 Goal attempts 12
3 On Target 4
7 Corners 4
8 Fouls 10
2 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
59 % 41

Sheffield Wednesday hosted Millwall at Hillsborough earlier this evening as we went in search of our first Championship victory of the 2018/19 campaign.

With plenty of negativity surrounding the club after a difficult summer, there have been things recently that fans could at least latch onto with some hope for the remainder of the 2018/19 Championship campaign and tonight provided the perfect boost for everyone.

Scottish international Barry Bannan opened the scoring 16 minutes into the first half and a very bright start to the final 45 minutes saw Tom Lees double our advantage one minute after the halftime break.

We couldn’t quite keep the clean sheet as Millwall made a game of it and set up a nervier ending with Ryan Tunnicliffe making it a one-goal game with 18 minutes left, but we stayed firm and held out for the first win of the year.

The relief is probably palpable, not just for fans but also for the players and manager themselves.

Especially as the gaffer left himself wide open by dropping Fernando Forestieri but maybe I’m unaware of a knock and he was being protected?

Update – been reliably informed by a nice chap on our Twitter feed he does have a slight groin issue, so protection which is good to hear.

 

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