MATCH ABANDONED: Sheffield Wednesday 0 Wigan Athletic 1

Sheffield Wednesday's Seyi Olofinjana battles through the rain in the first half at Hillsborough. Pic: Steve Ellis.
Sheffield Wednesday's Seyi Olofinjana battles through the rain in the first half at Hillsborough. Pic: Steve Ellis.
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Heavy rain has caused the match at Hillsborough between Sheffield Wednesday and Wigan to be abandoned.

James McClean had given Wigan the lead at Hillsborough after the visitors dominated the first half against Sheffield Wednesday.

Wednesday had been hoping to move out of the Championship relegation zone with a positive result against Wigan.

The Owls beat Watford on Saturday to give Stuart Gray his second win as caretaker manager of Wednesday and they know a win or a draw will see them edge out of the bottom three.

Wigan have recently appointed Uwe Rosler as manager and will want to begin closing in on the promotion places after a start to the season which has been interrupted by Europa League action.

The visitors started the stronger with Jordi Gomez dragging a shot wide in the first minute. Nick Powell headed wide and Damian Martinez saved a Ben Watson free kick.

Wednesday’s best chance fell to Jacques Maghoma who saw his shot saved by Scott Carson.

However, on 24 minutes McClean benefited from charging down a clearance to break into the area a slot the ball past Martinez.

Powell could have doubled the Latics’ advantage but Martinez saved well and then Stephen Crainey shot wide after a good move.

Roger Johnson nearly equalised just before half time but Carson brilliantly saved his header from a Liam Palmer cross.

Gray brought on Jermaine Johnson and Atdhe Nuhiu for Seyi Olofinjana and Jeremy Helan at half time as the heavy rain made the Hillsborough pitch difficult to play on.

Referee Keith Stroud finally decided to halt proceedings just short of the hour mark as the pitch became unplayable.

OWLS: Martinez, Palmer, Roger Johnson, Loovens, Reda Johnson, Lee, Olofinjana, Semedo, Maghoma, Helan, Wickham. Subs: Kirkland, J Johnson, McCabe, Mattock, McPhail, Llera, Nuhiu.

WIGAN: Carson, Crainey, Rogne, Barnett, Powell, Perch, McCann, Watson, Gomez, McArthur, McClean. Subs: Al Habsi, Shotton, McManaman, Espinoza, Beausejour, Keane, Fortune.

Ref: Keith Stroud (Hampshire).