• Date: Sat 06 March 2010
  • Venue: Hillsborough
  • Ref: Gibbs, P
  • Attendance: 21,647
Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday

Clarke (6)

Clarke (61)

2 - 0

Sheffield Wednesday vs Leicester City

Team Lineups

Sheffield Wednesday

Lee Grant
Tommy Spurr (Frankie Simek, 46)
Darren Purse
Mark Beevers
Eddie Nolan
Tommy Miller
Darren Potter
James O'Connor
Jermaine Johnson (Luke Varney, 69)
Marcus Tudgay
Leon Clarke (Tom Soares, 82)

Leicester City

Chris Weale (Conrad Logan, 31)
Michael Morrison, M
Wayne Brown
Bruno Berner (Steven Howard, 69)
Jack Hobbs
Matty Oakley
Andy King
Richie Wellens
Lloyd Dyer
Martyn Waghorn
Paul Gallagher (Yann Kermorgant, 69)

Match Report
Leon Clarke struck twice as Sheffield Wednesday beat Leicester City 2-0 at Hillsborough on Saturday afternoon. Wednesday bounced back from a 5-0 drubbing at Reading last week to halt Leicester's impressive run of eight games unbeaten. Clarke, recalled to the starting team for the first time in five games, struck in each half but his goals weren't enough to lift the Owls out of the drop zone. Wednesday started in dramatic fashion as Clarke's shot from 20-yards was pushed round the post by goalkeeper Chris Weale. The big striker wasn't to be denied and he broke the deadlock in the sixth minute. Tommy Miller picked out the front man and he lashed the ball into the net from just inside the penalty area for his fourth goal of the season. Leicester, chasing a third win on the trot, hit back as Lee Grant thwarted Martyn Waghorn as he smothered his downward header on the line after the Owls' rearguard failed to cut out a Lloyd Dyer cross. The Wednesday keeper foiled the diminutive striker minutes later diving to his right to palm the ball away after Waghorn had conjured up a left-foot volley. The Midlands side suffered a set back in the 31st minute as Weale suffered a suspected broken nose after colliding into Marcus Tudgay and he was substituted by Conrad Logan. Jermaine Johnson, returning from injury, almost added a second for the Hillsborough side, twisting past his marker to fire in a low right-foot strike from just inside the box only to be denied by the diving Logan. Clarke grabbed his second in the 61st minute after Tudgay picked out Johnson and it was his low cross from the right that found Clarke and he made no mistake. Grant pulled off a vital save minutes later keeping out Dyer's spectacular strike before centre back Wayne Brown headed over a Waghorn corner as Leicester looked for a way back but it wasn't to be.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.

Full time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

82
Substitution
 

Leon Clarke is replaced by Tom Soares.

81
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Luke Varney.

70
Substitution
 

Bruno Berner is being taken off, Steven Howard has come on in his place.

69
Substitution
 

Paul Gallagher is being taken off, Yann Kermorgant has come on in his place.

69
Substitution
 

Jermaine Johnson is replaced by Luke Varney.

61
Goal
 

Goal!! Leon Clarke scores for Sheff Wed.

54
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Bruno Berner.

Second half
 

The second half is under way with the score currently at 1 v 0.

46
Substitution
 

Tommy Spurr is replaced by Frankie Simek.

Half time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

42
Yellow Card
 

Marcus Tudgay goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

40
Yellow Card
 

Darren Potter is booked for dissent.

30
Substitution
 

Chris Weale is replaced by Conrad Logan.

6
Goal
 

Goal!! Sheff Wed have scored with Leon Clarke putting it in the back of the net.

Kickoff
 

It's 3pm on Saturday, March 6th, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Sheff Wed face Leicester at 3pm on Saturday, March 6th.