Sheffield Wednesday: Player ratings as Owls win 3-1 against Swansea City

Sheffield Wednesday's superb first half performance blew away Swansea City as the home side won 3-1 in their Championship clash at Hillsborough.

Friday, 22nd February 2019, 2:24 pm
Updated Saturday, 23rd February 2019, 4:02 pm
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Here's how we rated the Owls players...

Virtually untested in the first half except for one shot from Daniel James, which the Owls' keeper palmed away to safety. Could only watch as Routledge's deflected shot bobbled past him into the net in the second period.
Made his debut as he came in for the injured Morgan Fox. Impressive reading of the game to win back possession and showed what a delightful left foot he has with some great crosses into the box.

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Back to his best this week after the poor display at Rotherham. Cut out Swansea's attacks and showed nimble feet when playing out from the back. Had Oli McBurnie in his pocket for much of the match in an assured performance.
Stepped back in and looked like he hadn't missed a minute despite his recent injury absence. Assisted Fletcher's stunning bicycle kick for Wednesday's third after a deft flick and lob into the area.
Looked his offensive best on the overlap and communicated well in the familiar right flank pairing with Adam Reach. Limited the much talked about Daniel James to snippets of possession before moving into right midfield int he second half.
Dominated the midfield with Bannan in the first period to stop Swansea from playing and allow Wednesday to use the flanks effectively and get their creative forces on the ball. Went down with an injury late in the second half but got back on his feet.
Integral in winning the midfield battle and stopping Swansea from getting out of their half for much of the first period. Marshalled the middle of the park in the second half as Swansea grew into the game, but got the job done.
Put the Owls ahead with a cool side-footed finish into the top corner past Nordfeldt in the Swansea goal. Made it two with a half-volley from a near-identical position after James' botched clearance.
Impressive on his first start for the Owls. Got his head up to play the simple pass and set up Adam Reach for Wednesday's first half goal and was a real handful for Swansea before being substituted on 63 minutes.
Provided Wednesday's third after latching onto Tom Lees' high ball into the area with an audacious bicycle kick past Nordfeldt. Worked hard to apply pressure and win the ball back from the front. Worked tirelessly as always.
Was Wednesday's quietest offensive player as those around him rose to the challenge well. Had a few attempts at goal and did create some chances before being substituted on 57 minuted for Dominic Iorfa.
A 57th minute sub for Lucas Joao, dropped in at right back in his second Owls appearance. Linked up well with Palmer on the right and was athletic as he burst forward into the Swansea half.
A 63rd-minute sub for Rolando Aarons. Picked up a yellow card shortly after coming on for a late challenge on Swansea's Carter-Vickers. Looked slightly off the pace but did just enough to help Wednesday see the game out.
An 87th minute sub for Steven Fletcher as Wednesday saw the game out and withstood late pressure from the visitors. Had an attempt on goal in the dying stages that flashed just over the bar.