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2017/18 English League Championship, Regular Season
  • Lee Gregory (52')
  • Steve Morison (63')
  • Joey Pelupessy (42')

Millwall 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Millwall climbed into the top half of the Championship after coming from behind to beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1.
Joey Pelupessy opened the scoring with his first goal for the Owls three minutes before the break.
But second-half efforts from Lee Gregory and Steve Morison handed Millwall all three points.
While the hosts dominated possession throughout the first half, they created little beyond a chance for Gregory which the forward struck narrowly wide and Ben Marshall's curling effort which was deflected onto the left post.
They appeared under little pressure but in the 42nd minute, Dutch midfielder Pelupessy, a January signing, punished them with a fine goal against the run of play.
After collecting Jack Hunt's clearance, without warning he cut inside onto his right foot and from the edge of the area powerfully bent inside the far, top right corner.
Having rarely looked like scoring, Millwall netted their equaliser only seven minutes into the second half, through Gregory.
From a free-kick on the right, Shaun Williams crossed towards Jake Cooper, who headed back across goal to gift Gregory the close-range header he powerfully sent high into the back of the net.
With the momentum theirs, Millwall scored again 11 minutes later.
When Wednesday defender Jordan Thorniley went down clutching his face when vying with Jed Wallace for a loose ball, the winger squared to Morison, who from in front of goal and unchallenged, scored with a low, routine finish.
After a delay, Thorniley was taken off on a stretcher, and Wednesday, who remain 16th, offered little response, even with 13 minutes of added time.

English League Championship Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Leeds United 28 +17 54
2 Norwich City 28 +16 53
3 West Bromwich Albion 28 +22 50
4 Sheffield United 28 +17 50
5 Middlesbrough 28 +11 47
6 Derby County 28 +5 46
7 Bristol City 28 +6 44
8 Hull City 28 +6 40
9 Swansea City 28 +5 40
10 Blackburn Rovers 28 -4 40
11 Birmingham City 28 +7 39
12 Nottingham Forest 28 +7 39
13 Aston Villa 28 +6 39
14 Queens Park Rangers 28 -5 39
15 Stoke City 28 -2 38
16 Sheffield Wednesday 28 -12 35
17 Brentford 28 +4 34
18 Preston North End 28 -2 33
19 Millwall 28 -10 29
20 Wigan Athletic 28 -13 29
21 Rotherham United 28 -19 25
22 Reading 28 -12 23
23 Bolton Wanderers 28 -24 22
24 Ipswich Town 28 -26 18