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  • Clarke (6), Clarke (61)
  • Date:2010-03-06
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Hillsborough
  • Attendance:21647
  • Referee:Gibbs, P

Live Commentary

90mins

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

90mins

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

82mins

Leon Clarke is replaced by Tom Soares.

81mins

The referee has booked Luke Varney.

70mins

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

69mins

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

69mins

Jermaine Johnson is replaced by Luke Varney.

61mins

Goal!! Leon Clarke scores for Sheff Wed.

54mins

The referee has booked Bruno Berner.

46mins

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

46mins

Tommy Spurr is replaced by Frankie Simek.

45mins

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

42mins

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

40mins

Darren Potter is booked for dissent.

30mins

Chris Weale is replaced by Conrad Logan.

6mins

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

0mins

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

0mins

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


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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.

Sheffield Wednesday

Leicester City

Corners

79

Fouls

1910

Goal attempts

Shots off target

44

Offsides

12

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