Sheffield Wednesday picked up a much-needed three points at the weekend, as they ran out comfortable 3-0 winners over QPR.
The Owls came into the game with just one win in their last seven matches in the Championship, which had seen them slide down the second tier standings at an alarming rate.
But they took the lead on the day against the Hoops after just five minutes as Dominic Iorfa opened the scoring. That lead was then doubled in first-half stoppage time as Josh Windass added their second of the game.
QPR dominated the possession in the second-half as they went in search of a goal, but Garry Monk’s side wrapped up the win in convincing style as Jacob Murphy scored their third of the afternoon.
The win means that the Owls are now sat 14th in the Championship table, and they’ll be hoping to build on this impressive showing when they return to action in midweek against relegation-threatened Huddersfield Town.
We take a look at THREE things we learnt about Sheffield Wednesday after this convincing win over QPR.
Monk got his team selection right.
Garry Monk made changes to his side in order to pick up a much-needed win at the weekend, and he’ll be delighted to see his selection gamble pay-off.
Alex Hunt was just one of the players to catch the eye with an impressive performance after coming into the starting XI, and it certainly wouldn’t come as a surprise to see Monk remain unchanged for their next match.
Possession isn’t everything.
Sheffield Wednesday didn’t dominate possession on the day, but that didn’t matter, as they ran out comfortable 3-0 winners against QPR.
It shows that Garry Monk’s side took the chances that came their way, and the Owls boss will be keen to see his side replicate that when they return to action against Huddersfield Town.
Positive signs from younger players in the squad.
The Sheffield Wednesday supporters would have been pleased to see Garry Monk trust some of the club’s academy players that were included in the matchday squad for the clash against QPR.
Alex Hunt played an hour of the game, and certainly didn’t look out of place by any stretch of the imagination in his first start of the season.
Liam Shaw also came on as a second-half substitute and helped the Owls pick up a much-needed three points on the day.