'Slapped' 'Passed him by' - Lots of fours in Sheffield Wednesday player ratings in poor Middlesbrough show

A 2-0 score line flattered Sheffield Wednesday on a day several of their relegation rivals did the business elsewhere to throw a further twist on the relegation scrap.

After an even opening, mid-table Middlesbrough were able to grapple control of the match midway through the first half and took the lead before the break when poor defending from a corner saw the ball bundle past James Beadle in the Wednesday net.

Boro burst into the second half, a handful of saves from Beadle keeping the score in reach before the lively Isaiah Jones added a second on 73 minutes. Sam Greenwood missed a penalty for the home side but it mattered little on an afternoon Wednesday were unable to land any punches in the opposition half.

It was a tough watch, with results elsewhere throwing a further twist on the relegation battle. Here are our player ratings from a difficult afternoon on Teesside.