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Leicester 1-3 Sheff Wed

Sheffield Wednesday came from a goal down to snatch a vital win over fellow strugglers Leicester and climb out of the Championship relegation zone.

Iain Hume put the home side into an early lead but Bartosz Slusarski drilled an equaliser after Deon Burton had missed a penalty for the Owls.

Steve Watson steered Wednesday in front just after the break before Hume blasted a Leicester penalty wide.

Substitute Leon Clarke then volleyed home at the death to clinch the points.


  • Leicester boss Ian Holloway:
    "We now need West Brom to beat Southampton on Monday evening. If they don't then we have got to go to Stoke and get something.

    "I have told the players they had better be ready for the hardest week of their lives.

    "They have now got to make sure they face up to that challenge."

  • Sheffield Wednesday boss Brian Laws:
    "The first thing I said to the players was 'don't think we have done it, that's half the job'.

    "We are not taking our eye off the ball at any stage. We trained all week on how we were going to play and now we have to prepare them again for another massive game against Norwich.

    "If anybody tells me football is not stressful I think I will have to knock them out. What a game!"


    Leicester: Henderson, Stearman, McAuley, Kisnorbo (N'Gotty 21), Clapham, Bell, Oakley, Wesolowski, Hayles (Fryatt 78), Hume (Campbell 78), Howard.
    Subs Not Used: Alnwick, Mattock.

    Booked: Hayles.

    Goals: Hume 9.

    Sheff Wed: Grant, Bullen (Johnson 46), Wood, Beevers, Spurr, Watson, Bolder, Sahar (Clarke 84), Songo'o (Wallwork 73), Burton, Slusarski.

    Subs Not Used: Esajas, Burch.

    Booked: Wood, Johnson, Grant, Spurr, Clarke.

    Goals: Slusarski 45, Watson 53, Clarke 89.

    Att: 31,892

    Ref: Chris Foy (Merseyside).




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