Owls lose: Sheffield Wednesday 1 Peterborough United 4

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SHEFFIELD Wednesday are just seven-points clear of the relegation zone after League One hot-shots Peterborough United beat then 4-1 at home, writes Digital Editor Graham Walker.

Paul Heffernan grabbed a consolation goal for Wednesday in the 52nd minute.

With an assist from Gary Madine he smashed the ball from close range into the top right corner of the net.

But Peterborough’s Craig Mackail-Smith, Lee Tomlin and George Boyd had already done enough to set up the win for the visitors, each scoring first half goals.

Boyd then celebrated his second in the 81st minute and it was game over.

The second home defeat in four days leaves Wednesday failing to get their home form right and in danger of facing an end-of-season relegation battle for survival.

Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson earlier said it’s a tough game against Wednesday regardless of where they are.

But his attacking side, the division’s top scorers, made it look easy on the back of their 6-0 thrashing of Carlisle.

The Owls’ weekend performance against Notts County, losing 1-0 at home, was not much of an improvement on the previous Saturday’s 4-2 slip-up against Plymouth.

The midweek win at Oldham raised hopes of a turning point, and hinted at the possibility of a home revival, ahead of two successive Hillsborough games.

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RESULT: Tuesday, March 15, 2011:

NPower League 1:

Sheffield Wednesday v Peterborough United (HT: 0-3) 1-4