Owls beaten by the better side

Bullen’s boys 2nd best at Brentford

Sheffield Wednesday suffered their 1st defeat since the departure of Carlos Carvalhal, going down 2-0 at Brentford on Saturday.

The Owls, buoyed by the 3-0 win at Nottingham Forest on Boxing Day, started the game well but made little impression on the Bees goal and from the moment they fell behind on 20 minutes the result never looked in doubt. It was in-form forward Lasse Vibe who gave the hosts the lead, firing a low drive past Wildsmith from the edge of the penalty area after cutting inside Loovens with ease.

A host of chances came and went for the home side with a combination of poor finishing and smart goalkeeping from Wildsmith giving the Owls a glimmer of hope.

As the game move into the final 15 minutes Wednesday finally created a couple of opportunities to steal a point, the closest coming from half-time substitute Lucas Joao who headed onto the roof of the net from a corner.

Shortly after that however the home side deservedly wrapped up the free points when a poor clearance from Loovens was seized upon and Sawyers advanced to play in Jozefzoon who beat Wildsmith with a crisp rising strike.

Wednesday face Burton Albion at home on News Years day and will be hoping to have 1 or 2 players back from an ever growing injury list that now includes Westwood, Lees, Van Aken, Bannan, Hooper, Boyd, Lee, Forestieri and Fletcher.