Speaking after the game, Wednesday's caretaker boss Nigel Thompson lambasted his side for their somewhat lacklustre approach, and told the Star: "We spoke about it at half time that if you go longer initially, which we did, to get them backed off and on the edge of their box, then you’ve got room to play…But we weren’t brave enough in possession to get on the ball.
"If we had done that then they’ve got to get after you and you might stretch them again – it’s a game of cat and mouse, and we didn’t do that.
“In the second half the sending off impacts on how we play the game, and I thought we did have one or two little opportunities.
Next up, the Owls will have a chance to bounce back in midweek, when they take on Brentford - a side who have lost their last three games on the trot.
Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Sheffield and the rest of the Championship, ahead of the midweek action:
1. Pearson to land Robins job
Ex-Derby County and Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson looks set to make his return to management, as he closes in on the Bristol City. He's on the brink of landing the role, with a contract set to last until the end of the season. (Guardian)
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2. Hornets ace lauds manager's attacking approach
Watford sensation Ismaila Sarr has lauded manager Xisco Munoz's desire to play attacking football, and claimed it will be a "great achievement" if the Hornets can secure promotion back to the top tier this season. (Watford Observer)
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3. Sanogo close to Terriers switch
Huddersfield Town are understood to be closing in on ex-Arsenal starlet Yaya Sanogo. The 28-year-old, currently a free-agent, was last on the books at Toulouse, and has played for the likes of Crystal Palace and Ajax on loan in the past, and was on Middlesbrough's radar last summer. (Football Insider)
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4. Gunners eye Woodman
Arsenal are rumoured to be keeping tabs on Newcastle United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman. The Magpies youth academy product is yet to break into the first-team fold, having spent almost all of his six-year senior career on loan. (Football League World)
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