Owls hit 3 for the first time this season

Last updated : 23 February 2019 By Chris Morris
Wednesday win at Hillsborough
 
Sheffield Wednesday moved with 3 points of 8th place in the Championship thanks to a fantastic first half display against Swansea City at Hillsborough. The Owls made an encouraging start to the game and had already gone close though Aarons and Fletcher before Reach set them on their way after 10 minutes. Aarons won the ball midway inside the Swansea half, got a return ball from Joao on the edge of the penalty and played in Reach who finished in style with a first-time strike.
 
A slip by Hutchinson almost gave McBurnie a chance to level matters but Hector got back to deny the former Barnsley striker and Wednesday doubled their advantage just after the half-hour. Aarons got to the byline down the left and his low cross was missed by the Swansea defence, allowing Reach to take advantage with a well-placed low strike.
 
The result was effectively wrapped up on 42 minutes in fine fashion as Fletcher acrobatically found the net with an expertly struck bicycle kick that gave Nordfeldt no chance in the Swans goal.
 
Wednesday started the second half on top but their dominance was interrupted by a couple of substitutions and the away side took advantage on 69 minutes. Owls sub Matias was caught ball-watching on the Wednesday left, allowing Swansea to get in behind and the cut back found Routledge who scored thanks to a big deflection that took the ball into the bottom corner. 
 
A fine-last gasp tackle by Lees and a diving save from Westwood to deny James prevented Swansea from reducing the arrears further late on but Wednesday were good value for the win which see their unbeaten run in the Championship extend to 6 matches. 
 
Next up for the Owls is a home game against in-form Brentford on Tuesday evening.