Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Oxford United LIVE: Darren Moore reaction and player ratings

Welcome to The Star’s live blog for Sheffield Wednesday’s visit of Oxford United.

Saturday, 2nd October 2021, 5:53 pm

Both sides will be hoping to build upon impressive results in midweek which saw the Owls inflict Wigan’s first defeat of the season and the U’s hammer Accrington Stanley 5-1.

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Darren Moore' s side stopped a run of four matches without a win with victory against one of the division’s early pace-setters and could move back into the play-off places with three points this afternoon.

Stay tuned for team news, live updates and post-match reaction.

Barry Bannan returns to the starting XI for Sheffield Wednesday against Oxford United.

Sheffield Wednesday v Oxford United LIVE

Last updated: Saturday, 02 October, 2021, 17:53

  • Oxford take first-half lead
  • Owls could move into play-off places with a win
  • Darren Moore’s side stopped a run of four matches without victory with three points against Wigan on Tuesday
  • Oxford are one place above Sheffield Wednesday but only have two wins in their last seven matches

Boos ring out after a half-hearted penalty appeal following a coming together between Paterson and an Oxford defender.

‘You’re not fit to referee’ is the chant from the stands.

And it’s starting to open up...

An Oxford free-kick comes off a Wednesday man for a corner, which is met by Sam Long for a free header. Oxford’s best chance this half, they might feel they should have scored that.

Here’s the equaliser

Another Oxford player down

Goalkeeper Jack Stevens needs treatment after indicating an issue with his left knee. He gets a round of boos from the home fans and a few words from Bannan.

Both teams get a quick team talk before play resumes. Can we find a winner?

Successive corners from Bannan are met by Oxford players before the ball is swung in by Johnson and met by Callum Paterson at close range, who heads it home with a bullet.

The players hold a Semedo shirt aloft in tribute to their former team mate. A nice touch.

Oxford immediately go up the other end and fire one over.

Owls still struggling to create

It’s gone a bit quiet and Matty Taylor has just fired one into the stands. Approaching 70 minutes. Still time to get back into this.

Another roll of the dice

Lewis Wing - another player who has been quiet today - is replaced by Fisayo Dele-Bashiru.

Good move from Wednesday

Paterson finds Berahino with a lovely lofted ball over the top, which the Owls have used to good effect this afternoon. After a few one-twos with Wing Berahino tries to float one towards goal but it drifts past the far post.

He replaces Olamide Shodipo, who has been largely anonymous.

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