Owls Report: Sheffield Wednesday 4 Tranmere 0

Goal: Tommy Miller celebrates his first goal in 4-0 victory over Tranmere.
Goal: Tommy Miller celebrates his first goal in 4-0 victory over Tranmere.
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SHEFFIELD Wednesday celebrated a vital 4-0 win against Tranmere to steer them nine points clear of the relegation zone in League One, writes Graham Walker.

They are now in 15th place, just two away from a mid-table finish.

And if they maintain current form the Owls now won’t be in an end-of-season flap to avoid the drop.

Tommy Miller headed home the opener from inside the six-yard box after just 10-minutes.

Four minutes later and Gary Madine doubled the tally when he fired in a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner.

A penalty was then awarded for a foul by Michael Kay on Neil Mellor and Miller scored from the spot in the 22nd minute.

The Owls maintain a clean sheet in the second half and Mellor got their fourth goal, deep inside the penalty area, two minutes into injury time.

Tranmere manager Les Parry told BBC Radio Merseyside before the game: “Every club sees Sheffield Wednesday, even though they are around us, as a big game, so the lads shouldn’t need picking up for that one.

“We don’t find the situation that stressful at the moment and we know we’ve got to win, but we approach everything the same.

“I think when you let the situation get the better of you, that’s when it can affect you on the park - so it’s important we don’t.”

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FIXTURE: Tuesday, April 5, 2011:

League 1:

Sheffield Wednesday v Tranmere (HT:3-0) 4-0