Sheffield Wednesday secured an impressive away win as they thrashed Hartlepool to move top of League One.
The Owls took the lead when Paul Murray's attempted clearance deflected into his own net, and then Neil Mellor crossed for Giles Coke to volley home.
Mellor stroked into the top corner for their third, and earned a penalty when keeper Scott Flinders took him down.
Marcus Tudgay converted the spot-kick, and sub Clinton Morrison shot from the edge of the area to complete the rout.
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Saturday, 28 August 2010
Npower League One
Murray (og) 8
Tudgay (pen) 73
01 Flinders yellow card
11 Monkhouse yellow card
14 Brown (McSweeney 77 yellow card)
20 Murray (Yantorno 46)
10 Boyd (Hartley 68)
03 Buxton yellow card
15 Beevers yellow card
10 Coke (Miller 76)
21 Teale (O'Connor 63)
33 Mellor (Morrison 74)
Ref: SwarbrickAtt: 4,084
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
93:47 The referee gets the game underway.
90:00+2:59 GOAL - Clinton Morrison:Hartlepool 0 - 5 Sheff Wed Clinton Morrison scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Hartlepool 0-5 Sheff Wed.
90:00+2:21 Andy Monkhouse gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Potter. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Weaver.
90:00+1:56 The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Sedgwick. Scott Flinders takes the indirect free kick.
90:00 The referee ends the match.
89:46 Darren Potter handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick crossed by Fabian Yantorno, Marcus Tudgay manages to make
a clearance. Fabian Yantorno takes the inswinging corner, save made by Nicky Weaver.
86:54 Free kick crossed by Tommy Spurr, Sam Collins manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Darren
Potter, clearance made by Gary Liddle. James O'Connor has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right
of the target. Darren Potter challenges Fabian Yantorno unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed
by Fabian Yantorno, save by Nicky Weaver.
86:54 Booking The referee cautions Leon McSweeney for unsporting behaviour.
86:36 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Buxton by Leon McSweeney.
84:49 Tommy Spurr takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Andy Monkhouse.
83:53 The assistant referee signals for offside against Fabian Yantorno. Free kick taken by Mark Beevers.
83:04 The offside flag is raised against Fabian Yantorno. Free kick taken by Darren Purse.
80:44 James O'Connor concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Monkhouse. Fabian Yantorno restarts play with the free kick.
79:35 Andy Monkhouse is caught offside. Nicky Weaver takes the free kick.
78:32 The referee blows for offside against Marcus Tudgay. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.
77:58 The ball is sent over by Antony Sweeney, comfortable save by Nicky Weaver.
76:42 Substitution Leon McSweeney is brought on as a substitute for James Brown.
74:52 Indirect free kick taken by Nicky Weaver.
74:52 Substitution Tommy Miller joins the action as a substitute, replacing Giles Coke.
74:52 Fabian Yantorno is caught offside.
73:37 Substitution (Sheff Wed) makes a substitution, with Clinton Morrison coming on for Neil Mellor.
72:24 GOAL - Marcus Tudgay:Hartlepool 0 - 4 Sheff Wed Placed penalty scored by Marcus Tudgay. Hartlepool 0-4 Sheff Wed.
71:47 Booking Scott Flinders shown a yellow card.
70:56 Foul by Scott Flinders on Neil Mellor, Penalty awarded.
70:28 The ball is swung over by Peter Hartley, save by Nicky Weaver.
70:05 Darren Potter concedes a free kick for a foul on Antony Sweeney. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.
69:30 Darren Purse restarts play with the free kick.
69:30 Booking Andy Monkhouse goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
69:08 Andy Monkhouse concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewis Buxton.
68:37 Peter Hartley challenges Chris Sedgwick unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Darren Purse.
67:01 Substitution Peter Hartley comes on in place of Adam Boyd.
67:01 Corner taken by Tommy Spurr from the left by-line to the near post, Effort from deep inside the area by Darren Purse misses
to the left of the target.
66:00 Andy Monkhouse takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save made by Nicky Weaver.
64:03 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Beevers on Adam Boyd. Direct free kick taken by Evan Horwood.
62:21 Substitution James O'Connor on for Gary Teale.
61:16 Tommy Spurr takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Antony Sweeney. Corner taken left-footed by Tommy Spurr, Antony
Sweeney makes a clearance.
61:00 Tommy Spurr produces a cross, clearance by Gary Liddle.
59:31 A cross is delivered by Neil Mellor, Unfair challenge on James Brown by Gary Teale results in a free kick. Scott Flinders
takes the free kick.
59:01 A cross is delivered by Giles Coke.
58:11 Corner taken by Fabian Yantorno from the left by-line to the near post, Mark Beevers makes a clearance.
57:25 The free kick is swung in right-footed by Fabian Yantorno, clearance made by Darren Potter.
57:25 Booking Lewis Buxton is cautioned.
57:14 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Monkhouse by Lewis Buxton.
55:56 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joe Gamble from the left by-line, clearance by Giles Coke.
53:26 Evan Horwood crosses the ball in from the free kick.
53:26 Booking The referee books Mark Beevers for unsporting behaviour.
53:09 Mark Beevers concedes a free kick for a foul on Fabian Yantorno.
51:49 Fabian Yantorno takes a shot. Nicky Weaver makes a comfortable save.
51:06 Fabian Yantorno sends in a cross, Giles Coke manages to make a clearance.
50:30 A cross is delivered by Tommy Spurr, Header from close range by Marcus Tudgay misses to the right of the goal.
49:06 James Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Giles Coke. Tommy Spurr takes the direct free kick.
46:46 Foul by Tommy Spurr on Fabian Yantorno, free kick awarded. Evan Horwood crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from
right wing, Mark Beevers makes a clearance.
46:34 A cross is delivered by Chris Sedgwick, save by Scott Flinders.
45:01 Substitution Fabian Yantorno comes on in place of Paul Murray.
45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
45:00+1:11 Foul by Antony Sweeney on Darren Purse, free kick awarded. Nicky Weaver restarts play with the free kick.
45:00 The referee blows for half time.
44:26 Shot from 18 yards by Joe Gamble. Blocked by Mark Beevers.
42:57 Chris Sedgwick challenges Antony Sweeney unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Joe
42:22 Antony Sweeney is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Nicky Weaver restarts play with the free kick.
41:15 Corner taken by Evan Horwood from the right by-line played to the near post.
39:34 The ball is delivered by Neil Mellor, clearance made by Sam Collins.
35:08 Lewis Buxton delivers the ball.
33:49 Adam Boyd has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Save by Nicky Weaver.
30:55 Foul by Darren Purse on Adam Boyd, free kick awarded. Evan Horwood takes the direct free kick.
29:32 Paul Murray fouled by Marcus Tudgay, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Haslam takes the free kick.
29:04 Antony Sweeney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Purse. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Weaver.
28:09 Joe Gamble concedes a free kick for a foul on Neil Mellor. Neil Mellor restarts play with the free kick.
27:13 Neil Mellor is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Steven Haslam.
26:02 Joe Gamble fouled by Darren Potter, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Haslam takes the free kick.
25:09 Centre by Chris Sedgwick, clearance by Gary Liddle.
22:28 Giles Coke provided the assist for the goal.
22:28 GOAL - Neil Mellor:Hartlepool 0 - 3 Sheff Wed Goal scored by Neil Mellor from deep inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Hartlepool 0-3 Sheff Wed.
17:50 The ball is sent over by Adam Boyd, Antony Sweeney produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.
17:24 Andy Monkhouse fouled by Giles Coke, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Evan Horwood.
15:42 Paul Murray has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
14:00 Shot on goal by Neil Mellor from just inside the area goes over the target.
9:46 Assist by Neil Mellor.
9:46 GOAL - Giles Coke:Hartlepool 0 - 2 Sheff Wed Giles Coke gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hartlepool 0-2
8:55 The ball is crossed by Evan Horwood.
8:32 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joe Gamble from the left by-line to the near post, Mark Beevers makes a clearance.
7:26 GOAL - Paul Murray:Hartlepool 0 - 1 Sheff Wed An own goal is conceded by Paul Murray. Hartlepool 0-1 Sheff Wed.
6:27 Corner taken by Evan Horwood played to the near post, clearance by Chris Sedgwick.
4:08 Shot from just outside the box by Adam Boyd misses to the right of the goal.
2:12 Corner taken by Gary Teale, clearance by Antony Sweeney. Corner taken by Gary Teale, Shot by Giles Coke. Clearance made by
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