Two quick-fire second-half goals proved the catalyst for Millwall to go on and record their first victory at The Den since beating Luton Town in October.
Scott Malone scored a goal reminiscent of Paul Gascoigne’s against Scotland at Wembley at Euro 96 to put the Lions in front midway through the second period before Ben Thompson thumped home his first goal of the campaign to put Gary Rowett’s men in cruise control.
Tom Bradshaw then deflected home Mahlon Romeo’s shot in stoppage-time to ensure Millwall scored four times in a game for the first time since thrashing Huddersfield Town on the final day of last season.
Millwall’s wretched home record looked like continuing when Callum Paterson, at the second attempt, put Sheffield Wednesday into an early lead.
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But Ryan Leonard was bundled over six minutes before the break, and with Jed Wallace on the bench, Kenneth Zohore took over penalty duties before lashing into the top left-hand corner.
The win extended the Lions’ unbeaten run in the Championship to five matches, and moved the South London outfit seven points clear of the relegation-zone and in touch with the top-half.
There was several good performances from Millwall, but perhaps no more so than Scott Malone, whose impressive goal capped off another performance.
Here’s how The Den faithful reacted on Twitter to the Derby loanee’s display against the Owls:
Scott Malone unreal today! Unreal goal! MOTM Today
— Harry Gillmore (@HarryGillmore) February 6, 2021
Scott Malone is the best finisher at the club. Unreal 🤣
— Dan (@Dan_Wall06) February 6, 2021
Malone offers us so much is unreal! Danny macs place is safe! Losing 2 cm who have played quality is a loss but we will step up. Evans a quality addition #millwall
— Dan M (@DanM20591492) February 6, 2021
I agree Dan. Malone MoM for me – but terrific performances by Ben & Ryan Leonard too 👏🏻 https://t.co/ARZzziYjm9
— Achtung! Millwall Podcast 💙 (@AchtungMillwall) February 6, 2021
Malone looking like prime Gazza!!!! #Millwall
— Conor Sefton (@Conor_Sefton) February 6, 2021
Our best signing imo
— callum (@callumb1711) February 6, 2021
@ScottyMalone28 has been mustard the last month, keep it up fella
— Mooch (@Mooch2019) February 6, 2021
The English cafu😍 https://t.co/EMYmXDfqVo
— Kean Wood (@keanw08) February 6, 2021