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56% defensive duels won: The Sheffield Wednesday display that spelled disaster against Luton Town

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It was a night to forget for Sheffield Wednesday as they fell to a defeat against Luton Town.

The Owls may have edged proceedings at Kenilworth Road but it wasn’t enough as the Hatters came away with a 1-0 victory in front of their home fans.

That win could be the start of a great escape for Luton Town, but for Sheffield Wednesday it was a bit of a disaster.

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One man who came in for criticism against the Hatters was Dominic Iorfa.Garry Monk’s side held hopes of making a late push for the play-offs, however that defeat means that they’re now nine points off the top six with plenty of work to do to get back on track.

The defender made a costly error to allow James Collins to secure the decisive goal, but his night to forget didn’t end there.

We took to Wyscout to assess the numbers behind a disappointing night for the 24-year-old.

Dominic Iorfa will be keen to bounce back after a torrid night at Kenilworth Road.

The 24-year-old played the full match against Luton Town but that costly error marred the evening for the Sheffield Wednesday defender.

Iorfa certainly wasn’t the only player to disappoint for the Owls, but the number behind his display don’t make pretty reading.

As well as conceding one goal, the defender was responsible for giving away one foul and losing possession on two different occasions in his own half.

This led to pressure being put on the Owls’ defence, making it difficult to retain control of the game.

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Iorfa struggled against Luton’s attackers after winning just 56% of his defensive duels, once again showing the lack of dominance that he held over the game.

However the pressure that he felt was also not helped by his forward pass accuracy of just 54% which shows just how uncomfortable he was playing out from the back against Luton’s high press.

I’m sure it was a one off display and Iorfa will certainly be keen to bounce back this weekend against Reading.


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