Owls ease to capital gains

Last updated : 12 July 2020 By Chris Morris
Wednesday win on the road
 
Sheffield Wednesday secured their second away win since the Championship restart with a 3-0 win at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday. It was a comprehensive performance and the margin of victory could have been much greater.
 
Garry Monk's side took the lead just after 5 minutes in. A Windass free-kick from the edge of the box was parried by Lumley in the QPR goal, Luongo smacked the rebound against the foot of the post from a similar distance but Iorfa was on hand to produce a smart finish when the ball came back out.
 
The visitors controlled the first half, Windass and Da Cruz both failed to pick each other out with good chances from low balls across the box and Lees headed over a free-kick when well placed. 
 
As half-time approach the lead was doubled but not before another great chance was missed. Da Cruz broke well down the right and his cut back found Windass with the goal at his mercy. His side foot strike was somehow deflected around the post by Kakay but the reprieve for the home side was short lived. Da Cruz' corner was flicked on at the near post and Windass was on hand at the back post to turn home from close to the goal line.
 
After a slower start to the second half, the pattern for the final half-hour continued in much the same vein as the first half with Wednesday creating more opportunities. Windass fired over from the edge of the penalty area and was then denied by Lumley when attempting to go round the keeper following a fine through ball from sub Jacob Murphy. 
 
With 12 minutes to go Wednesday got the 3rd goal that their dominance deserved when Murphy latched onto a Bannan pass and curled a fine finish past Lumley. 
 
The home side barely mustered a shot in anger as the Owls recorded their first clean sheet in 8 games to take them to 55 points and 14th place in the Championship table. Next up is a home game against struggling Huddersfield on Tuesday evening.