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  • Varney (42)
  • Fallon (24)
  • Date:2010-01-30
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Hillsborough
  • Attendance:22590
  • Referee:Wright, K

Live Commentary

90mins

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

82mins

Plymouth are replacing Luke Summerfield with Craig Noone.

80mins

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

70mins

Sheff Wed are replacing Tom Soares with Akpo Sodje.

69mins

Alan Judge is replaced by Bradley Wright-Phillips.

68mins

Karl Duguid is booked for unsporting behaviour.

66mins

Sheff Wed are replacing Lewis Buxton with Frankie Simek.

46mins

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

45mins

Half time whistle is blown by K Wright

45mins

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

42mins

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

24mins

Goal!! Rory Fallon scores for Plymouth.

24mins

Goal!! Luke Varney scores for Sheff Wed.

0mins

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

0mins

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


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.

Sheffield Wednesday

Plymouth Argyle

Corners

45

Fouls

1313

Goal attempts

36

Shots off target

05

Offsides

11

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