Owls up and running under Monk

Last updated : 15 September 2019 By Chris Morris
New boss starts with a win
 
Garry Monk got his Sheffield Wednesday tenure off to the perfect start on Sunday, leading the Owls to a 2-0 victory over Huddersfield Town. Much of the focus going into the game was on the Cowley brothers taking over at the Terriers but Monk plotted a text book away performance to move the Owls to within a point of the top 6 in the Championship.
 
Wednesday went with a 4-4-2 formation and look solid without the ball and took their chances at key times. The Owls were happy to allow their hosts the majority of possession but were not overly threatened due to their solid shape.
 
Wednesday made the breakthrough early in the first half with the in form Kadeem Harris once again at the heart of things. The Owls built the play from in their own half and a 16-pass move ended with Harris dinking in the perfect cross for Fletcher to power home a header from close range. 
 
The Owls then sat in and Huddersfield struggled to break them down. The home side started the second half well but couldn't find a way through and as the half wore on Wednesday looked more and more at ease. Substitute Sam Winnall gave them a 2-goal cushion going into the closing stages, glancing a header in off the post from Bannan's first-time cross.
 
From then on Wednesday were the more likely to score with Winnall and Reach both seeing efforts blocked for corners.
It was a resolute display that will give Monk plenty of positives with room for improvement as he puts his own shape on the football club. Next up for the Owls is Fulham at home on Saturday 21st September.