Rock bottom Hatters win against Wednesday
Sheffield Wednesday's shocking run of form continued against lowly Luton Town on Wednesday evening.
The Hatters came into the game with 1 clean sheet in 19 games but Wednesday failed to trouble the home goalkeeper to any extent and Luton fully deserved their 1-0 win.
Garry Monk made 1 change to the side that drew 1-1 at struggling Barnsley on Saturday, replacing Joey Pelupessy with Kieran Lee. The Owls also went for a change of formation with Fernando Forestieri lining up in an unfamiliar wing-back role in a 3-5-2 formation.
The change of shape did little to improve things early on as Tom Lees conceded a penalty inside 2 minutes. Fortunately for the visitors, Collins crashed the spot kick against the crossbar but what should have served as a wake up call was in reality a sign of things to come in a dismal first 45 minutes for the Owls.
Collins passed up another good opportunity after 17 minutes when his close-range header was blocked but after 23 minutes he made no mistake, firing into a gaping goal after Cornick has gone past Dawson and squared the ball to him following a poor mistake by Iorfa.
Almost immediately after the restart Mpanzu volleyed wide when well placed and Collins put a header wide 5 minutes before the break.
Harris replaced Forestieri at half-time but Wednesday continued to persist with 3-5-2. The home side didn't create many opportunities in the 2nd half but never really looked like conceding. Harris saw a snap shot from the edge of the box saved midway through the half and Borner headed a great chance wide but the Owls didn't do enough to warrant getting back into the game.
Monk's side have won just 1 of their last 9 league games and
haven't won a home game since mid-December. They face Reading at Hillsborough on Saturday.