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Posted Sat 26 Dec 15 at 17:00 PM

Report: Sheffield Wednesday 3 Blues 0

It was a Boxing Day to forget for Blues who were comfortably beaten by a rampant Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough. 

Two goals in as many first-half minutes did the damage and Gary Rowett's men never recovered.

Fernando Forestieri got the opener when Ross Wallace played a lovely reverse ball for Jack Hunt to get in-behind the Blues backline, his cross was not dealt with and Forestieri eventually forced the ball home.

Two minutes later Kieran Lee doubled the Owls' lead after a slice of fortune for the home side. Jonathan Spector's clearance from a long punt forward hit David Davis which took the ball into Lee's path and the midfielder remained composed to slot past Kuszczak and put his side firmly in command at the break.

If Blues were going to stage a comeback then they needed a strong start to the second-half but it was Wednesday, and Forestieri, who struck again. The Italian lead a counter-attack and after arriving the edge of the Blues penalty area, whipped the ball into the top corner. 

After that Blues created some good chances to reduce the deficit but were unable to capitalise. Jon Toral had a goal disallowed for offside before Jonathan Grounds forced Owls' goalkeeper Joe Wildsmith into a smart save down to his left. Michael Morrison also saw a header come back off the crossbar in the final moments but by that time the game was beyond Blues.

One positive from the afternoon was the fact that Clayton Donaldson successfully completed 20 minutes with Paul Robinson also fit enough to return to the bench.

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