Close, but no cigar - Player ratings as Sheffield Wednesday fall into League One
They ran it close, but Sheffield Wednesday have been relegated to League One.
They were one penalty equaliser away from staying in the Championship, but as they’ve done so many times this season, Wednesday twice let a lead slip and were sent packing down into the third tier of English football.
The rebuild begins, here are our ratings at the end of a dramatic afternoon at Pride Park.
Keiren Westwood – 5
Conceded three goals, could probably have done better with the first two of them. Could be his last game for Wednesday.
Chey Dunkley – 5
A game of mixed fortunes for Dunkley, who was good in patches and very vocal, but gave away the penalty that effectively sent Wednesday down.
Sam Hutchinson – 6
Got a massive goal in the first half, and was full of fight throughout. Decent showing, but still part of a defensive that conceded three.
Julian Börner – 6
Got an important goal, but was also guilty of a couple of lapses of concentration in a very scrappy game.
Liam Palmer – 6
Some decent work down the right, worked tirelessly in what was a scrappy game.
Barry Bannan – 6
Put a shift in and was consistently trying to make things happen. Sadly though, it just wasn’t enough.
Joey Pelupessy – 6
Can’t fault his endeavour and effort, and did his job fairly confidently in the centre of the park.
Callum Paterson – 7
Probably Wednesday’s best player on the day. Full of running, never gave up on anything and got a goal for his efforts.
Adam Reach – 5
A relatively ineffective one from the wingback in what could well be his final appearance in Wednesday colours.
Josh Windass – 5
Just didn’t look the same threat that he has done in recent weeks, wasn’t able to really trouble the Derby defence.
Jordan Rhodes – 6
Led the line relatively well in what is likely to be his last Wednesday showing. Was involved in a number of decent Owls attacks.
Elias Kachunga – N/A
A late sub for Rhodes.
Kadeem Harris – N/A
Came on late for Dunkley.
Andre Green – N/A
Last throw of the dice for Pelupessy.