Wallace effort enough as Wednesday move into play-offs

A deflected goal from Ross Wallace just before the interval sent Sheffield Wednesday into the play-off places thanks to a slender 1-0 Championship win at Wigan Athletic.

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Sheffield Wednesday players celebrate Ross Wallace's goal Source: AAP

There had been nothing in the game for 43 minutes, before Wallace's close-range effort took a wicked touch off defender Jake Buxton to deceive goalkeeper Jakob Haugaard.

Wigan edged a similarly tight second period, but did not really do enough in the final third to test Keiren Westwood in the Wednesday goal.

Their best chance came at the three-quarter mark, but new boy James Weir - on loan from Hull City - could not hit the target with a free header from 12 yards.

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The result sees Wigan remain third-bottom of the Championship, ahead of this weekend's programme.




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Published 4 February 2017 at 9:51am
Source: PA Sport