SHEFFIELD Wednesday fought back from 2-1 down to beat Millwall with two goals from Miguel LLera and extend Dave Jones’s unbeaten run to 16 games.
Typically there was danger whenever Jermaine Johnson ran at the visitors, cutting inside from the left, and when he did so again in the 19th minute it brought another goal-of-the-season contender to follow O’Grady’s strike at Derby last week.
Reda Johnson supplied a good ball from the left touchline to send JOHNSON cutting inside towards goal and from 22 yards he smashed a terrific right-foot shot into the keepers top left-hand corner.
The scorer and Antonio borrowed their celebration from the Olympics with one doing a Mobot and the other a Lightning Bolt.
The crowd’s attention was distracted by an outbreak of torrential rain during which Millwall began to get the upper hand. The ball was being held up on the soggy surface, making judgement difficult at times. Buxton missed an interception and the Owls had to scramble the ball away.
Wednesday were then hit by an excellent equaliser in the 35th minute. A ball down the line sent Keogh inbehind Reda Johnson and the striker used the space to play a pass into the box for HENRY to steer a first-time right-foot effort towards the far top corner.
Wednesday had played reasonable well and the contest looked evenly balanced but, from almost nothing, the Owls fell behind in the 43rd minute.
A piercing through ball by right-back Dunne opened them up all too easily down the middle and midfield man TROTTER was in the clear to slot a shot past Kirkland to make it 2-1 to the visitors.
Half-time: Owls 1 Millwall 2
Eventually, Millwall buckled and Wednesday gained a deserved equaliser after 67 minutes.
Antonio crossed low from the right, Reda Johnson’s shot hit the post, the first effort by LLERAwas blocked but the ball came back to the Portuguese for him to knock home the equaliser.
It was an enthralling game with more goals looking possible for Wednesday while Millwall had never stopped trying to be positive.
In the last minute of normal time, a free-kick gave McCabe the opportunity to land a ball in the box where O’Grady had a shot blocked. When the ball came back out, LLERA was waiting to ram the ball into the back of the net for the winning goal.
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