Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Wigan: Massimo Luongo nets Owls winner
Sheff Wed vs Wigan
Sky Bet Chboat
3:00pm Saturday October
Sheffield Wednesdays Massimo Luongo declared his first league start for the team with the only goal in a 1-0 victory at home.
The Australia international, who joined Wednesday from QPR for a reported #1m charge at the beginning of the year, was included after creating a range of appearances as a substitute.
Luongo place an effort to the side-netting and Steven Fletcher got wide.
Wigan had a wonderful opportunity to score by a quarter of an hour after Josh Windass broke loose and progressed. Windass squared to Gavin Massey, whose effort was rescued by Keiren Westwood along with Jamal Lowe, after up, also saw his shot blocked until Massey fired wide.
Fletcher failed to make proper contact on the volley following meeting with a Kadeem Harris cross.
At the latter phases of this half , the angle of post and bar struck with a strike that was fine.
Soon after the restart, Wigans Charlie Mulgrew swung above a which was headed clear with a guardian.
The breakthrough target came soon before the hour-mark. A Harris cross posed problems for the defence and also Adam Reach pulled the ball back to Luongo, who found the net from inside the region.
Bannan floated the ball wide as Wednesday travelled in search of a objective.
After his header was tipped onto the bar by Westwood following a Mulgrew free-kick wigan substitute Kieffer Moore went close to equalising a couple of minutes after joining the action. It turned out to be a fine save from the Wednesdaykeeper, who had been mostly untested throughout the match.
The hosts had the ball in the internet for a period when Fletcher hit on the goal, but their celebrations are cut by an offside flag short.
Wigan boss Paul Cook also sent on Joe Gelhardt and Anthony Pilkington to attempt to spark a resurrection but, apart from the attempt of Moore, the people never threatened to get back on level terms.
The result usually means that the wretched away form of Wigan continues, winning just once in their last 28 games on the street.
Wednesdays improved shape under Garry Monk goes on, putting them one of the chasing pack in the Championship.