Johnson brace sinks Blackburn

Jermaine Johnson hit a timely double as Sheffield Wednesday defeated Blackburn 3-2 to drop the visitors into the Championship relegation zone.

Last Updated: 06/04/13 at 17:23 Post Comment

Jermaine Johnson: Two goals

Jermaine Johnson: Two goals

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Jordan Rhodes put the visitors ahead from the spot but the home side hit the front thanks to a Johnson strike and a Leroy Lita penalty nine minutes before the break.

Scott Dann levelled for Rovers after 71 minutes, before Johnson put his side back in front seven minutes later with his second impressive strike.

Johnson's moments of individual brilliance were the highlights of a poor game in South Yorkshire, although the win moved Wednesday three points clear of the drop zone.

Wednesday forced a succession of early corners but it was the visitors who created the first chance with David Dunn's accurate cross forcing a scrambling Chris Kirkland to deflect the ball to safety.

After 12 minutes Kirkland was scrambling again, but this time he was caught out.

Miguel Llera was comfortably beaten for pace by Rhodes' who got on the end of a long ball over the top. Although Kirkland stopped the Scottish striker, the ball fell to Dunn who went down under the stopper's challenge.

Rhodes sent Kirkland the wrong way for his 25th goal of the season.

Within eight minutes Wednesday were level. A ball into the box fell kindly for Johnson, who cut inside and with Rovers defenders slow to react, fired hard and low into the corner of the net.

The hosts should have taken the lead when Lita's dummy played in Jeremy Helan and with Blackburn ball-watching he turned and screwed his shot over.

Blackburn were dropping deeper and deeper and after 35 minutes found themselves in trouble.

Reda Johnson was bundled over as Grzegorz Sandomierski claimed a cross into the box and linesman Mathew Buonassisi immediately flagged for a penalty.

There was little protest apart from the goalkeeper and Lita tucked away the spot-kick for his fourth Wednesday goal.

After a lacklustre opening 10 minutes of the second half, Gary Bowyer brought on Kazim-Richards for Cameron Stewart, while Kieran Lee replaced Stuart Holden.

Josh King came on for Lee Williamson as Blackburn again tried to increase their attacking options, but with little creativity and Wednesday reasonably strong at the back, chances were hard to come by.

With Wednesday insisting on playing long balls forward, Howard for Lita was a logical substitution after 70 minutes.

However it was at the other end where Wednesday were starting to have trouble and seconds later Blackburn were level, when King's inswinging cross found Dann who got goal-side of Llera to head home.

Their lead was not to last long. Johnson broke forward and with Blackburn again retreating, fired an unstoppable piledriver into the bottom corner.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Wednesday, 01 October 2014
20:00
Fulham 4-0 Bolton Report
19:45
Leeds 0-0 Reading Report
Wolves 1-3 Huddersfld Report
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Brighton 1-1 Cardiff Report
Derby 2-0 Bournemth Report
M'boro 1-1 Blackpool  
Millwall 1-3 Birmingham Report
Norwich 0-1 Charlton Report
Rotherham 2-0 Blackburn Report
Sheff Wed 1-1 Ipswich Report

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Norwich 10 11 20
2 N Forest 10 10 20
3 Watford 10 8 20
4 Derby 10 9 19
5 Ipswich 10 6 18
6 Charlton 10 4 18
7 Wolves 10 3 18
8 M'boro 10 6 17
9 Sheff Wed 10 3 16
10 Reading 10 0 15
11 Blackburn 10 -2 14
12 Leeds 10 -2 14
13 Brentford 10 -3 14
14 Cardiff 10 0 13
15 Bournemth 10 1 12
16 Millwall 10 -3 11
17 Rotherham 10 -4 11
18 Huddersfld 10 -8 11
19 Brighton 10 -2 10
20 Birmingham 10 -6 10
21 Wigan 10 -2 9
22 Fulham 10 -8 7
23 Bolton 10 -12 5
24 Blackpool 10 -9 3

Updated Wed, 01 Oct 2014

Footer 365

Sky Bet Championship: Fulham thump Bolton, Huddersfield win at Wolves, Leeds held

Fulham thrashed Bolton 4-0 in the Championship, while Huddersfield won at Molineux to deny Wolves top spot.

Premier League: Sunderland boss Gus Poyet delighted Lee Cattermole stayed at club

Gus Poyet believes keeping Lee Cattermole was the best transfer decision he has made while at Sunderland.

Champions League: Liverpool out of sorts in 1-0 defeat at FC Basel

Liverpool paid the price for a disjointed performance as they fell to a 1-0 defeat to FC Basel in the Champions League.

Mail Box

It Was Better When City Were Rubbish

'I think I preferred it when we were s**t' says one City fan in the afternoon mailbox. There's a decent chat about the empty seats plus views on Liverpool and Roma...

Do City Really Need To Expand Their Stadium?

That's the question posed by one Man United fan in the mailbox after seeing the empty seats at the Etihad last night. Sadly, there isn't a single mail from a City supporter...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property