Abysmal Owls defeated again

Last updated : 12 February 2020 By Chris Morris
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.