On This Day: Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Brentford

On this day in 2015, Sheffield Wednesday beat playoff chasing Brentford 1-0.

Kieran Lee stole in with 15 minutes remaining to snatch all three points for the hosts and condemn the Bees to a first defeat in five league games. Brentford will rue missed opportunities by Andre Gray and Alan Judge.The result leaves the Londoners seventh, three points outside the play-offs, with Wednesday up to 11th. Prior to kick-off, Mark Warburton’s Brentford side had gone unbeaten for a month, while Wednesday were winless in three.But a tepid first half produced only one obvious opening, with a 35th-minute whipped cross finding Caolan Lavery inside the box, only for the Owls forward to fire wide.

 

 

After the interval, some clever play around the area from Brentford presented Gray with an opportunity to get a shot on target, but his effort skimmed just past the post. Wednesday’s Sergiu Bus then collected the ball but failed to play in teammate Chris Maguire, a two-on-one situation coming to nothing. But the hosts finally broke the deadlock on 75 minutes, with Brentford keeper David Button only able to parry a shot to the feet of Lee, who poked home from six yards. Brentford’s Judge found himself in sufficient space to unleash an effort five minutes later, but squandered the chance to snatch a point, blasting high over the bar.

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