FULL TIME REPORT: Millwall 1 Sheffield Wednesday 3

Owls Jose Semedo gets away from Diego Fabbrini
Owls Jose Semedo gets away from Diego Fabbrini
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An impressive second half showing saw Sheffield Wednesday beat Millwall 3-1 at the New Den after goals from Lewis McGugan, Adthe Nuhiu and Stevie May.

Wednesday started reasonably well with McGugan at the heart of most of their good play and he warmed the hands of keeper David Forde on nine minutes with a long range free-kick.

However Millwall had the best chance to score in an otherwise scrappy first half, on 20 minutes, when former Owls loanee Gary Taylor-Fletcher’s effort had to be blocked on the line by Liam Palmer.

Taylor-Flecher then hit the side netting from a tight angle shortly after.

Millwall continued to be the team that looked most like scoring with Taylor-Fletcher wreaking havoc at times in the Owls backline.

On 37 minutes, Wednesday had their best chance of the half when Kieran Lee found Will Keane but the on loan Manchester United youngster skied his effort well over the bar.

After the break, substitute Aidan O’Brien headed just wide from a Shaun Williams.

However, Wednesday took the lead on 52 minutes when Jacques Maghoma fed McGugan and the on-loan midfielder slipped the ball past Forde from 12 yards.

Wednesday were a lot more comfortable after that and were in almost complete control of the game.

And that comfort grew further on 72 minutes when Nuhiu doubled the advantage.

The Owls forward started the move with a neat flick out to the left for Maghoma who found Nuhiu again and the Austrian slotted home with great composure.

And a good night for Stuart Gray got even better in the 83rd minute when May picked up another Maghoma pass, held off a challenge and fired through the legs of Forde.

In injury time Millwall scored a consolation through Diego Fabbrini but the win was never in doubt for Wednesday.

Millwall: Forde; Abdou, Dunne, Hooiveld, Harding; Tonge, Williams; Woolford, Fabbrini, Taylor-Fletcher; Gregory.

Subs: King, Beevers, Nelson, Upson, Gueye, O’Brien, Fuller.

Owls: Kirkland, Palmer, Lees, Zayatte, Dielna, Semedo, Lee, Maghoma, McGugan, Keane, Nuhiu

Subs: Wildsmith, Mattock, Hutchinson, May, Maguire, Helan, Vermijl.

Referee: James Linington