On This Day: Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Wycombe Wanderers

Remember beating Wycombe Wanderers to secure promotion to the Championship? Well it happened exactly five years ago.

Wednesday had the lead after just twenty-five minutes. The ball fell to Michail Antonio who knocked the ball over the defender’s head, chested it down and finished calmly past Wycombe goalkeeper Nikki Bull.

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Michail Antonio (centre) gave Wednesday the lead.

Nile Rangers doubled the hosts’ advantage just seven minutes into the second half. Chris Lines whipped in a great cross from a free kick and Ranger headed home to make a comeback virtually impossible.

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Nile Ranger secured promotion for the Owls.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones told BBC Radio Sheffield:

“It was hard earned. We were a bit nervous, but the goal settled us and I told them it’s their time if they want it badly enough and they did.

“It was about getting the result, I heard last week the emotions on the bus back were unbelievable.

“I think we knew last week and I think Sheffield United knew that the opportunity had basically turned for us as long as we did it right”.

Teams:

Wednesday: Bywater, Buxton, Batth, Semedo, Beevers, Llera, Lines, Treacy (Johnson 79), Antonio, Madine, Ranger (Lowe 88).

Unused subs: Weaver, Jones, Prutton.

Wycombe Wanderers: Bull, Laing, Eastmond, Basey (Dunne 13), McCoy, Doherty, Ainsworth, Bloomfield, Lewis, Beavon, McClure.

Unused subs: Ingram, Kewley-Graham, Scowen, McNamee.

 

Referee: Colin Webster.

Attendance: 38,082.

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Owls fans invaded the pitch at full time.
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Wednesday beat local rivals, Sheffield United, to promotion on the final day.
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Réda Johnson (left), Jermaine Johnson (centre) and Chris Lines (right) celebrate on the pitch.
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