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Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 West Brom: Owls continue to push for Championship survival

Written by on April 28, 2024

Ike Ugbo has scored eight goals since January.

Sheffield Wednesday maintained their push to avoid Championship relegation with a thumping victory over West Brom at Hillsborough.

Anthony Musaba opened the scoring after 22 minutes before Ike Ugbo and Josh Windass made sure of the result in the second half.

It is their third win in five, and Danny Rohl’s side are 20th in the table, three points above the relegation zone.

Defeat for the Baggies puts pressure on their play-off chase, as they are just three points above Hull, who face Ipswich at 20:00 BST, in sixth.

Both sides traded opportunities early on, with Will Vaulks forcing Alex Palmer into a strong save at one end, before Mikey Johnston tested Beadle after he was fed by Jed Wallace.

Wednesday went ahead through Masaba after 25 minutes. Vaulks’ corner was barely cleared before Palmer parried a shot into his path and he finished emphatically from close range.

Seven minutes before half time, Kyle Bartley thought he had levelled for the Baggies, but his header from a corner, destined for the back of the net, hit Wallace and was then cleared.

In first half stoppage time, Yann M’Vila went close. He met s cross from Johnston, but couldn’t guide his shot goal-wards.

It took five minutes after the break for the home side to double their lead, Musaba drove into the box after Barry Bannan won the ball in midfield, but the ball fell to Ugbo who smashed the ball into the roof of the net.

The third came with just over 20 minutes remaining. Windass tapped home when Palmer’s save from Bannan’s drive from distance fell into his path.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Danny Rohl told BBC Radio Sheffield:

“My team was outstanding and I’m very proud of them today.

“We fought for every inch to defend our box; we were 3-0 up and we wanted a clean sheet.

“It is not easy against such an opponent – they are really strong and they have good possession. We were really able to do it this for 100 minutes, defend as a team. We deserved to win.

“We need one more win and we’re still not safe. Focus and concentration for one more week and then we can really celebrate. This is what I demand from my team.

“We beat a top six team today; I’m proud. I love my team and we have invested everything we have. Today we should enjoy the moment, but we go again next game.”

West Brom manager Carlos Corberan told BBC Radio WM:

“We are disappointed with the result because we wanted to achieve three points today.

“In the moment that we were better than them, we didn’t find the goal. The moment they were better than us, they scored goals.

“I don’t think their energy is the reason why we lost the game.

“The reason is more about how we approached the game and not scoring from the chances we created. In football, goals change games.

“My responsibility as a coach is to analyse everything I do as a coach; the responsibility of the players is to analyse everything they do on the pitch.”

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 26Beadle
  • 2Palmer
  • 6Iorfa
  • 17BernardSubstituted forFamewoat 86′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 14Valentín
  • 4Vaulks
  • 10BannanSubstituted forDiabyat 77′minutes
  • 18Johnson
  • 45MusabaBooked at 23minsSubstituted forPatersonat 76′minutes
  • 11WindassBooked at 69minsSubstituted forGassamaat 76′minutes
  • 12UgboSubstituted forSmithat 76′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Dawson
  • 3Pedersen
  • 5Diaby
  • 13Paterson
  • 23Famewo
  • 24Smith
  • 41Gassama
  • 42Cadamarteri
  • 44Diaby

West Brom

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 24Palmer
  • 2Furlong
  • 5BartleyBooked at 90mins
  • 4Kipré
  • 3TownsendSubstituted forFellowsat 55′minutes
  • 22M’VilaSubstituted forMowattat 55′minutes
  • 35Yokuslu
  • 10PhillipsSubstituted forReachat 55′minutes
  • 11Diangana
  • 23JohnstonSubstituted forSwiftat 71′minutes
  • 7J WallaceSubstituted forThomas-Asanteat 55′minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Ajayi
  • 9Maja
  • 14Chalobah
  • 19Swift
  • 20Reach
  • 21Thomas-Asante
  • 27Mowatt
  • 31Fellows
  • 33Griffiths
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
33,295

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 3, West Bromwich Albion 0.

  2. Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 3, West Bromwich Albion 0.

  3. Kyle Bartley (West Bromwich Albion) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Akin Famewo (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Will Vaulks.

  6. Attempt blocked. John Swift (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  7. Attempt missed. Adam Reach (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by John Swift.

  8. Attempt missed. Alex Mowatt (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Darnell Furlong.

  9. Tom Fellows (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Foul by Marvin Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday).

  11. Attempt blocked. Darnell Furlong (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by John Swift.

  12. Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Pol Valentín.

  13. Grady Diangana (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Foul by Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday).

  15. Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Akin Famewo replaces Di’Shon Bernard.

  16. Attempt missed. Brandon Thomas-Asante (West Bromwich Albion) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by John Swift with a cross following a corner.

  17. Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by James Beadle.

  18. Attempt saved. Grady Diangana (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  19. Attempt missed. Adam Reach (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

  20. Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa.

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