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Accrington Stanley 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Alex Mighten’s first-half goal secured promotion-chasing Sheffield Wednesday’s win at Accrington in League One.

The Owls were dangerous from the start and Michael Ihiekwe’s header was cleared off the line by Tommy Leigh after five minutes.

They took the lead in the 24th minute when captain Barry Bannan dribbled a ball into the area, Michael Smith chested it down and Mighten struck on goal.

Wednesdays were the most threatening, especially as Stanley lost leading scorer Sean McConville to injury during the half, and Harvey Rodgers had to clear a Fisayo Dele-Bashiru effort off the line in added time.

The Owls continued to press after the break, with Bannan firing wide and Josh Windass firing over the top.

But Stanley had a great chance to equalize when Shaun Whalley only had David Stockdale to beat, but the keeper came out and denied him.

Dele-Bashiru could have secured the game in the 81st minute with Toby Savin outside his goal, but he fired wide from distance.

Match report provided by PA Media.

lineups

Accrington

Training 3-4-1-2

  • 40saving
  • fiftyfernandesReserved at 81 minutes
  • 3. 4Tharme
  • sixteenrodgers
  • twoclark
  • 6coyle
  • 4hamilton
  • 10PritchardReplaced forLongelusa Four. Five’minutes
  • elevenMcConvilleReplaced forConneeleya twenty-one’minutes
  • 7whaleReplaced foradedoina 74′minutes
  • 8Leigh

substitutes

  • 1Jensen
  • 14Longelus
  • 18delfounian
  • 19adedoin
  • twenty-onePuppy
  • 22Martin
  • 28Conneeley

sheff wednesday

Training 4-3-3

  • 31Stockdale
  • 6Iorfa
  • 3. 4McGuinness
  • twentyIhiekweReserved at 32 minutes
  • 33JamesReserved at 66 minutes
  • 17Dele-Bashiru
  • 4vaultsReserved at 89 minutes
  • 10banana
  • elevenwindReplaced forGregorya 73′minutes
  • 24blacksmith
  • Four. FivecouldReplaced forPatersona 84′minutes

substitutes

  • 3Brown
  • 9Gregory
  • 13Paterson
  • 18Johnson
  • 19Bakinson
  • 25Dawson
  • 32Hunt

Referee:
charles breakspear

Attendance:
4,938

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