The pressure has mounted on Carlos Carvalhal and his Sheffield Wednesday as the Owls suffer a 2-0 defeat at home to fellow play-off hopefuls Reading on Friday night.
The hosts would have been hoping to put some daylight between themselves and seventh-placed Fulham ahead of the visit of Jaap Stam’s Royals who’s form has been differing of late.
Wednesday got off to a poor start as Reading forward Yann Kermorgant slotted inside the first quarter of an hour to give the visitors an advantage.
Carvalhal’s men had several chances during the course of the game, especially from loanees Will Buckley and Jordan Rhodes but both were unable to hit the net.
In the likeliness of bagging a point, the Owls brought goalkeeper Keiren Westwood up for a corner but Reading doubled their lead when Adrian Popa hit home into an empty goal.
This result means Sheffield Wednesday have just one point separating themselves and Fulham ahead of the rest of the weekend’s action. Here is how Owls’ fans reacted on Twitter…..
That's play offs gone #swfc
— Will Fletcher (@WillFletcher96) March 17, 2017
We are too predictable. Teams know how to shut us out. Brentford, Burton and now Reading #swfc
— Dale Stones (@dale_stones) March 17, 2017
Remember when we were told that it didn't matter the performances were dreadful because we were winning? Good times, good memories #swfc
— Robert Stow (@YahYah_Gunn) March 17, 2017
After spending in excess of £25mill we haven't improved.! As much as I like Carlos he has to go.! And go now. #swfc
— TheMajorOwl (@Swfc_Owls) March 17, 2017
Key players out haven't helped Carlos lately should keep the faith and not hit panic button too late to change manager now #swfc
— Neil Potter (@neilpotter62) March 17, 2017
Did all we could tonight, when we miss the chances we created we don't deserve anything though #swfc
— Thomas Peters (@t_peters32) March 17, 2017
Lacklustre again from #swfc. Ponderous and predictable in the build up, we've become so easy to play against this season. Not a fun evening.
— Tom Hocking (@TomHock1) March 17, 2017
Wednesday supporters, where did it all go wrong? Should Carlos Carvalhal go? Is it too late to change manager? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!