Back-to-back defeats on the road for Wednesday

Last updated : 11 September 2021 By C. Morris

Owls easily beaten at Plymouth

Sheffield Wednesday sunk to their second consecutive defeat on Saturday as they fell to a 3-0 defeat at Plymouth Argyle. It was a long and fruitless trip for the Owls who have slipped down the table since topping League One after four games.

Darren Moore was without the injured Denis Adeniran in midfield but welcomed Sam Hutchinson back to the heart of the defence.

Plymouth took the lead on 7 minutes when Edwards beat Peacock-Farrell from inside the box. It will be a goal the in-form Owls stopper will be disappointed to have conceded having initially failed to deal with a ball into the box effectively.

The home side dominated the opening 25 minutes and Wednesday only registered a shot on target after 26 minutes when Sow’s strike was easily saved by Cooper in the Argyle goal. Plymouth deservedly doubled their lead 5 minutes before the break when a free-kick to the back post was turned home by Scarr from close range after he fended off Iorfa to get to the ball first.

Moore brought Shodipo on at half-time and Berahino & Corbeanu shortly after but it wasn’t until the final 15 minutes or so that the Owls created anything of note. Wing fired a shot just wide, Bannan headed off target from a good position and Corbeanu saw a good strike well saved late on but it was too little too late.

To make matters worse, Plymouth caught the Owls napping in the last minute of injury time, substitute Law taking advantage of the freedom of the final third of the pitch down Wednesday’s defensive right side to take a pass into the penalty area and drill past Peacock-Farrell for 3-0.

The result leaves Darren Moore with much to ponder ahead of the next game, at home to struggling Shrewsbury next weekend. The Owls have slipped to 12th in the League One table but are only 3 points adrift of 2nd-placed Wigan Athletic.