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Sheff Wed   2 - 1   Plymouth

Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Plymouth

Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Plymouth

Two first-half goals from striker Luke Varney earned Sheffield Wednesday boss Alan Irvine his fourth win in five matches against struggling Plymouth.

The visitors took the lead through a Rory Fallon header in the 24th minute.

But 39 seconds later the hosts were level when Varney, on loan from Derby, beat the offside trap following Marcus Tudgay's flick-on from a header.

And Varney netted the winner and his sixth goal of the season in the 43rd minute after good work from Tudgay.


Sheffield Wednesday boss Alan Irvine:

"We want to win and entertain and play attractive football, but at this moment we need to win.

"It's not what I'm aiming for in the long term, but I'll take it right at this moment.

"We need seven more wins to make sure we're in this division next season and I'll take seven more horrible ones like that if I have to."

Plymouth head coach Paul Mariner:

"I don't know what the possession stat is, but we had a lot of the ball, but we just couldn't break them down.

"They defended well, but other than a couple of efforts from (Jamie) Mackie we never really threatened.

"We know that we are in a dogfight. Clearly, the results haven't gone our way. but we'll play worse and get something from a game. Hopefully we can bounce back in the next game."


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Saturday, 30 January 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Sheff Wed 2-1 Plymouth FT
(HT 2-1)
  • Varney 24
  • Varney 42
  • Fallon 24

Sheff Wed

  • 01 Grant
  • 02 Spurr
  • 03 Buxton yellow card (Simek 66)
  • 04 Purse
  • 15 Beevers
  • 33 Gray
  • 14 Potter
  • 17 O'Connor
  • 30 Soares (A Sodje 70)
  • 07 Tudgay
  • 19 Varney

Substitutes

  • 25 Jameson,
  • 05 Hinds,
  • 20 Simek,
  • 08 McAllister,
  • 11 Esajas,
  • 09 Jeffers,
  • 10 A Sodje

Plymouth

  • 21 Stockdale
  • 18 Sawyer
  • 22 Rede Johnson yellow card
  • 02 Duguid yellow card
  • 04 Fletcher
  • 06 Clark
  • 11 Kari Arnason
  • 20 Summerfield (Noone 82)
  • 25 Judge (Wright-Phillips 69)
  • 08 Mackie
  • 14 Fallon

Substitutes

  • 01 Larrieu,
  • 15 Barker,
  • 16 McNamee,
  • 17 Noone,
  • 10 Wright-Phillips,
  • 24 Barnes,
  • 26 Gow
Ref: WrightAtt: 22,590
SHEFF WED
PLYMOUTH

Possession

  • Sheff Wed 44%
  • Plymouth 56%

Attempts on target

  • Sheff Wed 3
  • Plymouth 1

Attempts off target

  • Sheff Wed 0
  • Plymouth 5

Corners

  • Sheff Wed 4
  • Plymouth 5

Fouls

  • Sheff Wed 13
  • Plymouth 13
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:31 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
  • 90:00+3:30 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Darren Potter from the right by-line, Unfair challenge on Carl Fletcher by Akpo Sodje results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Stockdale.
  • 90:00+2:23 Rory Fallon concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Potter. Lee Grant takes the free kick.
  • 88:41 Luke Varney is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by David Stockdale.
  • 87:00 Craig Noone challenges James O'Connor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Gray crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Reda Johnson makes a clearance.
  • 86:19 Unfair challenge on Michael Gray by Carl Fletcher results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Darren Potter, Gary Sawyer makes a clearance.
  • 84:47 Darren Potter fouled by Carl Fletcher, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Purse takes the direct free kick.
  • 82:30 Corner from left by-line taken by Craig Noone.
  • 81:56 Corner taken left-footed by Craig Noone, clearance made by Darren Potter.
  • 81:11 Substitution Craig Noone comes on in place of Luke Summerfield.
  • 80:46 Shot on goal by Jamie Mackie from just inside the area goes over the target.
  • 79:27 Booking The referee books Reda Johnson for unsporting behaviour.
  • 79:13 Reda Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Grant. Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.
  • 77:14 Marcus Tudgay concedes a free kick for a foul on Reda Johnson. Direct free kick taken by David Stockdale.
  • 74:41 The ball is delivered by Darren Potter, Akpo Sodje takes a shot. Save made by David Stockdale.
  • 72:07 Akpo Sodje fouled by Carl Fletcher, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren Purse.
  • 71:38 Foul by Akpo Sodje on Kari Arnason, free kick awarded. David Stockdale restarts play with the free kick.
  • 68:38 Substitution Tom Soares goes off and Akpo Sodje comes on.
  • 68:38 Substitution Bradley Wright-Phillips is brought on as a substitute for Alan Judge.
  • 67:26 Booking The referee shows Karl Duguid a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 65:52 Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.
  • 65:52 Substitution Lewis Buxton leaves the field to be replaced by Frank Simek.
  • 65:52 Unfair challenge on Tom Soares by Karl Duguid results in a free kick.
  • 63:53 Alan Judge takes the inswinging corner, Marcus Tudgay makes a clearance.
  • 62:53 Kari Arnason fouled by Luke Varney, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Stockdale.
  • 59:10 Carl Fletcher gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Potter. Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.
  • 58:08 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Judge by Darren Purse. Alan Judge delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Marcus Tudgay manages to make a clearance.
  • 55:54 Foul by Tommy Spurr on Alan Judge, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Alan Judge.
  • 48:15 Gary Sawyer fouled by Marcus Tudgay, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by David Stockdale.
  • 47:18 Unfair challenge on Chris Clark by Darren Potter results in a free kick. David Stockdale restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+7:41 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • 45:00+2:30 Booking Lewis Buxton goes into the referee's book.
  • 45:00+2:05 Lewis Buxton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Mackie. Alan Judge restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:00+1:13 Reda Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Soares. Free kick crossed right-footed by Darren Potter.
  • 44:32 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcus Tudgay on Carl Fletcher. Free kick taken by Alan Judge.
  • 44:03 Luke Varney delivers the ball, Reda Johnson manages to make a clearance.
  • 42:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Beevers by Rory Fallon. Free kick taken by Lee Grant.
  • 41:34 Assist on the goal came from Marcus Tudgay.
  • 41:34 GOAL - Luke VarneySheff Wed 2 - 1 Plymouth Luke Varney scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sheff Wed 2-1 Plymouth.
  • 39:05 Tom Soares gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Judge. David Stockdale takes the direct free kick.
  • 38:16 Effort by Gary Sawyer from a long way out goes over the target.
  • 35:22 Inswinging corner taken by Darren Potter from the left by-line, clearance by David Stockdale.
  • 28:55 Luke Summerfield produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
  • 23:46 Marcus Tudgay provided the assist for the goal.
  • 23:46 GOAL - Luke VarneySheff Wed 1 - 1 Plymouth A goal is scored by Luke Varney from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Sheff Wed 1-1 Plymouth.
  • 23:05 The assist for the goal came from Alan Judge.
  • 23:05 GOAL - Rory FallonSheff Wed 0 - 1 Plymouth Rory Fallon finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Sheff Wed 0-1 Plymouth.
  • 22:22 Inswinging corner taken by Alan Judge from the right by-line,
  • 21:59 The ball is swung over by Carl Fletcher, Mark Beevers manages to make a clearance.
  • 20:27 Alan Judge challenges Tom Soares unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tommy Spurr restarts play with the free kick.
  • 19:44 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Beevers on Reda Johnson. Direct free kick taken by David Stockdale.
  • 18:54 Michael Gray takes the inswinging corner, Karl Duguid manages to make a clearance.
  • 18:10 Rory Fallon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tommy Spurr. Direct free kick taken by Lee Grant.
  • 17:02 Inswinging corner taken by Darren Potter.
  • 15:29 Corner taken left-footed by Alan Judge from the left by-line, Foul by Kari Arnason on Tommy Spurr, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lee Grant.
  • 14:03 James O'Connor challenges Carl Fletcher unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Stockdale restarts play with the free kick.
  • 12:09 The assistant referee signals for offside against Jamie Mackie. Lee Grant takes the free kick.
  • 4:11 Long range effort by Alan Judge goes wide right of the target.
  • 3:09 Jamie Mackie has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 30 Jan 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Newcastle 27 27 56
2 Nottm Forest 28 23 52
3 West Brom 27 26 50
4 Cardiff 27 22 45
5 Swansea 27 3 42
6 Sheff Utd 27 4 41
7 Blackpool 27 10 40
8 Leicester 26 2 39
9 Middlesbrough 28 7 37
10 Bristol City 27 -4 36
11 Preston 26 -2 35
12 QPR 27 -4 34
13 Doncaster 26 -1 33
14 Coventry 28 -8 33
15 Barnsley 26 -8 33
16 Scunthorpe 27 -13 33
17 Watford 26 -6 32
18 Derby 28 -11 32
19 Sheff Wed 28 -12 31
20 Crystal Palace 27 2 30
21 Ipswich 27 -8 29
22 Reading 27 -16 26
23 Plymouth 26 -14 24
24 Peterborough 28 -19 18


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