Sheffield Wednesday: Player ratings as Owls extend unbeaten run against Brentford

Sheffield Wednesday overcame Brentford 2-0 under the lights at Hillsborough in Tuesday night's Championship clash thanks to a Steven Fletcher brace.

Tuesday, 26th February 2019, 11:18 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th February 2019, 20:47 pm
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Here's how we rated the Owls players...

Was only tested once in the first half - a testament to the Owls dominance in the first 45 minutes. Called into action a few times in the second period and pulled off a great stop to deny Brentford at the death.
Made another impressive start for Wednesday following on from Saturday's performance against Swansea. Vitally slid in to halt Canos as he raced through on goal but was injured in the process.
Another defensively solid performance from Hector who looked comfortable. Also contributed to the Owls attack in the first half by spraying passes for Forestieri and Fletcher to run on to.

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Limited Maupay to only a handful of touches in the first half as Brentford had just one real attempt on goal. Didn't give the visitors any room for creating chances.
Threatened on the right wing by overlapping Reach until he switched to left-back to fill in for the injured Lazaar. Handled the change with ease, with very few Brentford crosses coming into the Owls area.
Got an early booking for a rash sliding challenge in the first half, so had to keep his head down for the remainder of the half. Won the midfield battle with Bannan to allow those in front of him to roam freely.
Showed great vision to play a long ball over the top for Fletcher to score the opener for Wednesday. A dominant performance in the middle of the park again from the Owls talisman.
Used his pace to run at the Brentford back line and delivered multiple crosses into the area as Wednesday, most notably to set up Fletcher's second.
Looked back to his lively best as he dropped in field to collect the ball and link up with Fletcher and Aarons. Didn't have many chances himself but created for those around him before being subbed.
Yet another impressive performance from Aarons, who has surely made a case for a start in Monday's derby. Was key in winning the ball back and turning possession into threatening chances.
Collected Bannan's long ball and sent a thunderous shot past Bentley for the opener, before adding a second as he showed great movement to drop off his marker and score from a free header.
A 35th-minute substitute for the injured Achraf Lazaar. Slotted straight in at right back and offered some offensive threat too as he broke forward into the Brentford box on a couple of occasions.
A 69th-minute sub for Sam Hutchinson. Put in a good shift once he came on and advanced further up the pitch to try and win the ball back in dangerous positions.
An 82nd-minute sub for Fernando Forestieri. Came on when the game was already well beyond Brentford as Wednesday looked to run down the clock and forced a good save from Bentley.