Sheffield Wednesday: Player ratings as Owls end season with defeat against QPR

Sheffield Wednesday ended their season with a 2-1 defeat to QPR in their last game of the Championship season to secure a 12th place finish.

Sunday, 5th May 2019, 11:52 am
Updated Sunday, 5th May 2019, 5:24 pm
Hillsborough

Here’s how we rated the Owls players in the match at Hillsborough...

Instantly showed why he is one of the best in the league as he organised those in front of him. Made a couple of big stops to keep Wednesday in the game after sloppy mistakes in front of him. Had a few Manuel Neuer-style sweeper ‘keeper moments before a huge penalty save.
An outlet as Wednesday made full use of the right wing. Capable defensively and a threat on the overlap - surely deserving of a new deal, showed desire in a drab performance from the Owls.

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Was a little bit shaky at times and played a few wayward passes in the opening stages but grew into it. Gave away a penalty in the second half but was spared any damage by Westwood’s big save.
Could this be his last outing in a Wednesday shirt? A trademark solid performance from Hector, who got a well-deserved goal from the penalty spot in front of the Kop. Defensively determined, read the game impeccably as ever.
Cut the ball out and was involved in a lot of defensive work in the first half. Lacked a clinical edge and an extra yard of pace on occasion, but managed to suppress any QPR attacks on the left flank.
Got involved and on the ball as often as possible. Not as deadly and effective as in previous games in a misfiring performance from the tricky forward. Missed a penalty and sent in two poor free kicks in the second half.
Another impressive performance. Looked hungry for the ball and was consistent in his passing. Easily managed the change of midfield partner and then lack of partner at all as he was left to battle on his own.
Back for his first start since December 2017, got involved at the heart of the midfield in the early stages. Came close to a dream goal in the first half as his shot was blocked. Faded as the game went on, subbed for Hutchinson on 64 mins.
Made a case for himself on the right side of the midfield as he created chances and ran onto a number of long balls, but showed poor judgement in the best opportunity to score in the first half. Won the penalty for the equaliser.
Held the ball up well and worked hard to track back - dropped very deep as the first half came to an end and Wednesday offered less offensively. Was a little bit lacking in his efforts to run onto things as the game progressed before being subbed.
Was an aerial threat as always and did his best to get on the end of things. Had a penalty shout in the first half as he looked for goal number 12 this season, but was unable to find away through before being subbed.
A surprise return before the end of the season as he replaced Kieran Lee. Added some much needed bite to a dry game. Pulled up injured on 79 minutes as Wednesday went down to ten men.
On for Lucas Joao as he looked to repeat last weekend’s heroics. A handful once he came on, drawing fouls. Not able to grab a winner in the end.
Given a run out as a 77th minute sub for Steven Fletcher. Flicked a backwards header that nearly went in with just one minute to play.