Steven Fletcher, Jordan Rhodes and a stirring second half comeback - Dom Howson's five talking points after Sheffield Wednesday's home win over Brentford

Steven Fletcher's second half double helped the Owls come-from-behind to beat in-form Brentford at Hillsborough this afternoon.

Sunday, 8th December 2019, 12:59 pm
Two goal Steven Fletcher celebrates at the final whistle with his teammates

Fletcher scored twice in four minutes to ensure Garry Monk's men recorded back-to-back Championship victories for the first time since August.

Wednesday writer Dom Howson picks out five talking points after the entertaining clash.

A forgettable first half

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After a bright start, Wednesday completely lost their way. As Monk was keen to point out, their first half performance was "unacceptable". They were not at the races and Brentford deserved their half-time advantage.

"I could have changed seven or eight of them at half time," admitted Monk.

But whatever Monk said to his team in the dressing room worked as the Owls were unrecognisable after the break.

Jordan Rhodes

He played a big role in Wednesday's second half fightback. The striker, a half-time replacement for Atdhe Nuhiu, made a number of intelligent runs off the ball, freeing up space for Fletcher. Monk hailed Rhodes's contribution post-match and it will be interesting to see if he hands him a start away to Derby County next week.

Steven Fletcher is in red hot form

The striker just can't stop scoring. His quickfire second half brace took his goal tally to 10 for the season, including four in his last two starts. Had Fletcher been more ruthless, it is no exaggeration to say he could have scored five in the second half as the Owls put Brentford to the sword.

Kadeem Harris

The speedy winger was like a man possessed after the interval, having been marked out of the game in the first period.

Harris teased and tormented the Bees defence, causing them all sorts of problems with his pace and power.

It was no surprise that he provided the assist for Fletcher's winner.

Records are made to be broken

The Owls picked a perfect time to end a few hoodoos. Their spirited win over Brentford was the first time they have come from behind to win since April 2017. They showed great character and togetherness to stage a stirring second half comeback.

It was also their first win over a top half Championship team this season. This win should do wonders for their confidence.