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How it happened...

24 October 2016


The Owls enjoyed a strong finish to a productive week on Saturday with a 1-0 win over QPR at Hillsborough.

A Gary Hooper goal before the break earned Wednesday the three points and here’s how it all unfolded…

PRE-MATCH

Carlos Carvalhal said: “This will be our hardest week in the season so far, absolutely sure. It will probably be our hardest week because it’s not just the question of playing a lot of games in a short time.

“It is the question also that we have played in difficult conditions so it makes it more difficult to us for sure.

“Between Sunday and Saturday, we will do three very hard games. Not just games, it’s three hard games.”

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink said: “We must respect them. But we can respect them by attacking them. That is how you show them respect – by attacking them and trying to take the game to them. We must look to work on their weaknesses.” 

MATCHDAY

Owls arrive at Hillsborough for the 3.00pm kick-off..



TEAM NEWS

It was four changes for Wednesday with Cameron Dawson, Jack Hunt, Barry Bannan and Fernando Forestieri in the starting XI.



TRIBUTE

Sheffield Wednesday, in a show of unity and reverence for our chairman Dejphon Chansiri and the people of Thailand, marked the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

The king of Thailand, aged 88, was the longest reigning monarch in the world, with 70 years on the throne. 


MATCH

The Owls’ impressive run of form continued as a first half goal from Gary Hooper was enough to beat QPR.

Wednesday deserved their sixth win in nine games having turned in a dominant display against the Londoners, who themselves were in good shape, going five games unbeaten, 

But Rangers were undone by a home side with the bit between their teeth and out to cement their top six berth. 


POST-MATCH

Carlos Carvalhal said: My players are unbelievable. This week we’ve played three games against tough opponents and this is very difficult. 

“But the players have worked hard and played well in all three games, and today the level was very good again.”



Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink said: "It wasn't our day. We played well in the first half against a very, very good side. 

“We played between the lines, we got them out of their slots and we were in control of the ball for long spells. That’s why it was disappointing that they scored in the manner they did.”

IN PICTURES




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