Jermaine Johnson was sent off in a night of shame for Sheffield Wednesday tonight.
They collapsed completely in Hertfordshire and an immediate inquest on their performance will be demanded by fans tomorrow morning.
It was a complete shambles of a performance
Stevenage, who had five different scorers, couldn’t have believed how easy it was.
Yet Wednesday had gone into tonight’s game on the back of excellent recent league form, having drawn at Charlton and beaten then-leaders MK Dons.
Stevenage, who drew at Oldham last weekend, were unbeaten in last three at home.
Neither side had played each other before - the Herts side were promoted from League Two last year.
Graham Westley’s side though started off like a rocket - and never slowed down.
Craig Reid and John Mousinho both scored in the opening 10 minutes.
And on 17 minutes, Wednesday were 3-0 down, Michael Bostwick applying the decisive touch.
The Owls were unrecognisable from last Saturday’s win - and they slipped even further behind when Lawrie Wilson banged in a fourth from inside the penalty box.
Gary Megson responded at half time by hauling off Bennett, Jones and Prutton for Jermaine Johnson, Reda Johnson and James O’Connor.
But defender Darius Charles hit a fifth on 67 minutes, prompting Stevenage fans to chant that Megson would be “sacked in the morning.”
Owls fans responded with a slightly ironical “Easy, easy” after Gary Madine pulled one back from close range on 74 minutes.
Johnson summed up the black mood of the evening when he was red-carded for violent conduct on 86 minutes.
Wednesday’s starting line up and bench: O’Donnell Buxton, Bennett, Batth, R Jones, Semedo, Prutton, Palmer, Marshall, Madine, Morrison, Substitutes: Jameson, Johnson, Lines, Johnson, O’Connor.Read our full appraisal in Wednesday’s Star