Championship comebacks give Sheffield Wednesday huge boost in survival bid

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Sheffield Wednesday fans were fearing the worst at half time on Saturday as Queens Park Rangers and Huddersfield Town both led.

The Owls closed the gap on safety to five points on Friday night with an impressive 2-0 win over Birmingham City, also going within two points of 22nd place, however they knew that both of the teams above them had an opportunity to change that the following day.

With QPR facing Norwich City and Huddersfield Town travelling to Southampton the two relegation strugglers were certainly outsiders for victory, but thanks to goals from Jack Colback, Sorba Thomas and David Kasumu they found themselves 1-0 and 2-0 up at the break respectively.

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They would have been results that really weren’t helpful for Wednesday’s survival bid, but thankfully there were a couple of turnarounds in the second stanzas that came to the rescue. Much to the joy of all of the Owls fans watching on their TV and phone screens.

Kenny McLean and Josh Sargent put Norwich 2-1 up before Michael Frey made sure Rangers picked up a point at home, while the Terriers gave away their lead twice as Joe Rothwell bagged a brace to get them level before a Tom Lees own goal cancelled out Alex Matos’ goal to make it 3-2 – before Sekou Mara and Samuel Edozie finished the job.

Those games finished 2-2 and 5-3, and there was another interesting result elsewhere as Stoke City were once again beaten – 3-1 by Blackburn Rovers – a defeat that leaves them just three points clear of the dropzone and very much part of the relegation scrap.

Wednesday do, however, have the added burden of a goal difference of -26 to try and make up if on top of the points needed – and that could take some doing.

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