• Date: Sat 30 January 2010
  • Venue: Hillsborough
  • Ref: Wright, K
  • Attendance: 22,590
2 - 1

Sheffield Wednesday vs Plymouth Argyle

Team Lineups

Sheffield Wednesday

Lee Grant
Tommy Spurr
Lewis Buxton (Frankie Simek, 66)
Darren Purse
Mark Beevers
Michael Gray
Darren Potter
James O'Connor
Tom Soares (Akpo Sodje, 70)
Marcus Tudgay
Luke Varney

Plymouth Argyle

David Stockdale
Gary Sawyer
Reda Johnson
Karl Duguid
Carl Fletcher
Chris Clark
Kari Arnason
Luke Summerfield (Craig Noone, 82)
Alan Judge (Bradley Wright-Phillips, 69)
Jamie Mackie
Rory Fallon

Match Report
Luke Varney grabbed a double as Sheffield Wednesday's revival gathers pace under the stewardship of the astute Alan Irvine after a 2-1 win over Plymouth Argyle. Varney, recalled by the former Preston boss after his loan spell from Derby expired, cancelled out a Rory Fallon strike, with the Sheffield side making it four wins from five since the departure of Brian Laws. Wednesday had to work hard for the points against a resolute Plymouth side, who were lifted by a 1-0 win over Derby in midweek. They set the early pace with Jamie Mackie drilling in a long-range shot that flew narrowly wide before Fallon almost found a way through after stretching to meet Chris Clark's cross. They snatched the lead in the 23rd minute when Wednesday failed to cut out an Alan Judge corner. Fallon rose unmarked to head past Lee Grant from close range for his fourth of the season. Wednesday were back on level terms a minute later after Tommy Spurr's long throw from the left was flicked on by Marcus Tudgay and Varney added the finishing touch from six yards. Varney added a second on 42 minutes with Tudgay again the provider as the Wednesday striker out-sprinted Reda Johnson to cut inside and beat David Stockdale from the tightest of angles. Spurr saved Wednesday on 63 minutes after sliding in to steer Jamie Mackie's low cross clear from under the nose of Fallon as Plymouth stepped up a gear. Mackie could have levelled matters as he exposed a gap in the Sheffield rearguard but he hammered the ball high over the target. Wednesday clung on in a nail-biting finish to claw themselves further away from the drop zone.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.


Plymouth are replacing Luke Summerfield with Craig Noone.

Yellow Card

Reda Johnson goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.


Sheff Wed are replacing Tom Soares with Akpo Sodje.


Alan Judge is replaced by Bradley Wright-Phillips.

Yellow Card

Karl Duguid is booked for unsporting behaviour.


Sheff Wed are replacing Lewis Buxton with Frankie Simek.

Second half

The second half is under way with the score currently at 2 v 1.

Half time

Half time whistle is blown by K Wright

Yellow Card

Lewis Buxton goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.


Goal!! Sheff Wed have scored with Luke Varney putting it in the back of the net.


Goal!! Rory Fallon scores for Plymouth.


Goal!! Luke Varney scores for Sheff Wed.


The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

Awaiting Kickoff

Sheff Wed face Plymouth at 3pm on Saturday, January 30th.