Sheffield Wed 2 - 1 Tranmere
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Sheffield Wednesday remain unbeaten this season at home thanks to two early goals in their win over Tranmere.
The Owls led 2-0 within seven minutes, with Reda Johnson heading home and Chris Lines's low shot beating Tranmere keeper Paul Rachubka.
They had further chances with Rachubka saving Clinton Morrison's shot and Chris O'Grady firing wide.
Rovers got a consolation when veteran defender Ian Goodison headed in a cross from Danny Holmes.VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Sheffield Wednesday assistant manager Chris Evans told BBC Radio Sheffield:
"I'm just delighted. It's been a really good 48 hours for us - six points going into the new year and we couldn't have asked for anything more.
"I thought the first half was the best performance since the gaffer (Gary Megson) has been at the football club.
"It was a big crowd, absolutely outstanding. It's a Premier League crowd and in the first half it was a Premier League performance."
Tranmere manager Les Parry told BBC Radio Merseyside:
"I'd have settled for a 10-0 scoreline after five minutes to be quite honest because we just kept gifting them chances.
"But in the second half I thought our lads were magnificent and they showed character as they could have wilted.
"They did what we asked them to do and we were never going to recover from 2-0 down I don't think, even though we did have the chances."
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Monday, 2 January 2012
|Home Team||Score||Away Team||Time|
- 01 Weaver
- 04 Batth
- 17 Johnson yellow card
- 27 Tavernier (Johnson 85)
- 32 Llera
- 06 Semedo yellow card
- 08 Lines
- 10 Marshall (Prutton 90+1)
- 20 Otsemobor
- 09 O'Grady
- 19 Morrison (Watt 71)
- 43 Bywater,
- 07 Prutton,
- 11 Johnson,
- 30 Lowe,
- 33 Watt
- 23 Rachubka
- 06 McChrystal
- 12 Taylor
- 15 Holmes
- 16 Buchanan
- 03 Bakayogo (Goodison 77)
- 04 Labadie
- 10 Weir (McGurk 72)
- 17 Akins
- 09 Tyriaki (Welsh 46)
- 21 Baxter
- 13 Coughlin,
- 05 Goodison,
- 19 Raven,
- 08 Welsh,
- 14 McGurk
- Sheffield Wed 51%
- Tranmere 49%
Attempts on target
- Sheffield Wed 6
- Tranmere 5
Attempts off target
- Sheffield Wed 5
- Tranmere 0
- Sheffield Wed 4
- Tranmere 5
- Sheffield Wed 13
- Tranmere 11
- Final Result
- Full Time
- 90:00+4:49 The referee blows for the end of the match.
- 90:00+3:39 Inswinging corner taken by Jose Baxter, Danny Batth makes a clearance.
- 90:00+3:11 Ash Taylor fouled by Chris O'Grady, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.
- 90:00+1:26 Foul by Danny Holmes on Jermaine Johnson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Chris Lines.
- 89:46 Chris Lines takes the free kick.
- 89:46 Substitution Ben Marshall leaves the field to be replaced by David Prutton.
- 89:46 Jermaine Johnson fouled by John Welsh, the ref awards a free kick.
- 89:06 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jose Baxter from the left by-line, Chris Lines makes a clearance.
- 88:42 Lucas Akins delivers the ball.
- 87:48 John Welsh takes a shot. Save by Nicky Weaver.
- 87:18 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jose Baxter, clearance made by Miguel Angel Llera.
- 86:20 Free kick taken by Jose Baxter.
- 86:20 Booking Jose Vitor Semedo goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
- 85:44 Joss Labadie fouled by Jose Vitor Semedo, the ref awards a free kick.
- 84:51 Substitution James Tavernier leaves the field to be replaced by Jermaine Johnson.
- 81:39 Assist by Danny Holmes.
- 81:39 GOAL - Ian Goodison:Sheffield Wed 2 - 1 Tranmere Ian Goodison scores a headed goal from close in. Sheff Wed 2-1 Tranmere.
- 80:01 Reda Johnson fouled by Adam McGurk, the ref awards a free kick. Nicky Weaver takes the direct free kick.
- 78:33 Chris O'Grady gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ash Taylor. Paul Rachubka restarts play with the free kick.
- 75:51 Direct free kick taken by Adam McGurk.
- 75:51 Substitution Ian Goodison is brought on as a substitute for Zoumana Bakayogo.
- 75:51 Ben Marshall concedes a free kick for a foul on John Welsh.
- 74:29 David Buchanan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Tavernier. Nicky Weaver restarts play with the free kick.
- 73:26 Reda Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam McGurk. Direct free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.
- 72:35 Shot by Sanchez Watt from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
- 71:23 Substitution Adam McGurk on for Robbie Weir.
- 70:18 Substitution Sanchez Watt joins the action as a substitute, replacing Clinton Morrison.
- 69:34 Shot by Lucas Akins from 20 yards. Save by Nicky Weaver.
- 68:34 Clinton Morrison concedes a free kick for a foul on Ash Taylor. Direct free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.
- 67:23 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Miguel Angel Llera by Lucas Akins. Free kick taken by Nicky Weaver.
- 66:51 Chris O'Grady is ruled offside. Ash Taylor takes the free kick.
- 65:47 Danny Holmes fouled by Ben Marshall, the ref awards a free kick. Jose Baxter takes the direct free kick.
- 61:32 Zoumana Bakayogo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jon Otsemobor. Nicky Weaver takes the free kick.
- 55:46 Jose Baxter restarts play with the free kick.
- 55:46 Booking Booking for Reda Johnson.
- 55:30 The referee penalises Reda Johnson for handball.
- 54:41 The offside flag is raised against Clinton Morrison. Paul Rachubka takes the free kick.
- 54:08 Corner taken right-footed by Ben Marshall.
- 53:40 Ben Marshall takes a shot. Save by Paul Rachubka.
- 52:17 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Holmes by Reda Johnson. Danny Holmes restarts play with the free kick.
- 45:01 The second half begins.
- 45:01 Substitution John Welsh joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mustafa Tiryaki.
- 45:00+1:38 Chris O'Grady takes a shot. Save by Paul Rachubka.
- 45:00+1:12 Ben Marshall crosses the ball.
- Half Time
- 45:00+1:02 The ref blows to end the first period.
- 45:00+0:59 Jose Baxter concedes a free kick for a foul on Jose Vitor Semedo. Free kick taken by Jose Vitor Semedo.
- 42:07 Foul by Robbie Weir on Chris Lines, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Miguel Angel Llera.
- 36:57 Effort on goal by Ben Marshall from just inside the area clears the bar.
- 36:10 Ben Marshall concedes a free kick for a foul on David Buchanan. Direct free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.
- 34:44 Corner taken by Ben Marshall, save by Paul Rachubka.
- 34:30 Clinton Morrison takes a shot. Save by Paul Rachubka.
- 32:58 Inswinging corner taken by Ben Marshall.
- 29:09 Corner taken right-footed by Jose Baxter, save by Nicky Weaver.
- 28:52 Mustafa Tiryaki takes a shot.
- 28:36 Jose Vitor Semedo takes a shot. Save by Paul Rachubka.
- 26:59 Free kick awarded for a foul by Reda Johnson on Paul Rachubka. Paul Rachubka restarts play with the free kick.
- 25:35 Zoumana Bakayogo crosses the ball, Nicky Weaver makes a save.
- 25:02 Joss Labadie fouled by Jose Vitor Semedo, the ref awards a free kick. Joss Labadie takes the free kick.
- 24:19 Joss Labadie fouled by James Tavernier, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jose Baxter.
- 23:33 Effort from deep inside the area by Chris O'Grady misses to the left of the target.
- Correction - 22:37 Mustafa Tiryaki takes a shot. Clinton Morrison gets a block in.
- 22:37 Effort from the edge of the area by Mustafa Tiryaki goes wide of the left-hand post.
- 21:49 A cross is delivered by Clinton Morrison, Ben Marshall produces a volleyed right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
- 20:41 Ash Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris O'Grady. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ben Marshall from right wing, David Buchanan manages to make a clearance.
- 19:20 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jose Baxter.
- 17:49 Reda Johnson challenges Ash Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jose Baxter delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right by-line, clearance made by Chris O'Grady.
- 13:22 Shot from just outside the box by Ben Marshall misses to the left of the goal.
- 11:44 The ball is delivered by Ben Marshall, Paul Rachubka makes a save.
- 10:40 Corner from left by-line taken by Ben Marshall.
- 9:59 Foul by Danny Holmes on Ben Marshall, free kick awarded. Ben Marshall delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Ash Taylor gets a block in.
- 6:10 Assist on the goal came from Jon Otsemobor.
- 6:10 GOAL - Chris Lines:Sheffield Wed 2 - 0 Tranmere Chris Lines grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Sheff Wed 2-0 Tranmere.
- 3:35 Robbie Weir challenges Chris Lines unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jon Otsemobor takes the direct free kick.
- 1:57 The assist for the goal came from Chris Lines.
- 1:57 GOAL - Reda Johnson:Sheffield Wed 1 - 0 Tranmere Reda Johnson finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Sheff Wed 1-0 Tranmere.
- 0:00 The game begins.
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