Owls collapse in Wales
Sheffield Wednesday's dismal run of form continued on Saturday when they were beaten 2-1 by Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.
The Owls went into the game without midfielder Barry Bannan due to suspension. Josh Onomah came in for him and defender Michael Hector dropped to the bench with Daniel Pudil included in the starting line-up.
Jos Luhukay's side started brightly with Adam Reach forcing a diving save from home keeper Mulder inside the first 5 minutes. From then on Swansea took control of possession with Routledge and Mcburnie going close though Joao also had a good chance for Wednesday as the half wore on but narrowly missed the target.
Wednesday replaced Onomah with Matias at the break and just after the hour the Portuguese player gave the Owls the lead when Rodon conceded possession to him in a dangerous position and he kept his cool to score.
Swansea had lost their last two home games prior to this but they were rescued by a substitution of their own. Bersant Celina came on with 25 minutes to go and within 5 minutes his low strike had the home side level. Within a minute of the restart Celina chipped through for Routledge to run onto and beat Dawson in the Owls goal to make it 2-1 as the Championship's leakiest defence succumbed once more.
Wednesday forced a succession of corners late on but couldn't find a way through and have now picked up just 5 points form their last 10 matches.