Blackburn Rovers 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday

28 Sep

Steven Fletcher


Steven Fletcher has scored four goals in 11 games this season

Sheffield Wednesday earned their first away league win of the season with a hard-fought victory at Blackburn.

The Owls took the lead when Steven Fletcher’s shot from outside the box took a deflection and found the left-hand corner of Jason Steele’s goal.

Marvin Emnes could have equalised for Rovers before half-time, but his shot was saved by Keiren Westwood.

Emnes did put the ball into the net in the second half, but the goal was ruled out for offside.

Kieran Lee also had a chance to double the visitors’ lead late on after being played through by Barry Bannan, but his shot was saved by Steele.

The result means Wednesday have now won four of their past five league games, having ended a run of seven away fixtures without a win going back to last season.

Blackburn mustered only two shots on target as they slumped back into the relegation zone with eight points from their opening 10 league matches under manager Owen Coyle.

Live Text

Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 0, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 0, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Gordon Greer tries a through ball, but Marvin Emnes is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

Foul by Gordon Greer (Blackburn Rovers).

Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday).

Foul by Tommie Hoban (Blackburn Rovers).

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

Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Foul by Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers).

Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Steven Fletcher.

Attempt saved. Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Palmer with a cross.

Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Darragh Lenihan tries a through ball, but Marvin Emnes is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Barry Bannan with a through ball.

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Liam Feeney replaces Jason Lowe.

Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Derrick Williams tries a through ball, but Danny Graham is caught offside.

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Fernando Forestieri replaces Gary Hooper.

Hand ball by William Buckley (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Darragh Lenihan replaces Danny Guthrie.

Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Jones (Sheffield Wednesday).

Foul by Gordon Greer (Blackburn Rovers).

Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marvin Emnes (Blackburn Rovers).

Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. William Buckley (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gary Hooper.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Glenn Loovens replaces Sam Hutchinson because of an injury.

Delay in match Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by David Jones with a headed pass.

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Danny Graham replaces Sam Gallagher.

Foul by Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers).

Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Danny Guthrie (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Jones (Sheffield Wednesday).

Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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