Report: Wednesday 0-2 Blackpool
6/11/12 - 7.45pm
Wednesday failed to make it three Championship wins on the spin as managerless Blackpool left Hillsborough with maximum points thanks to a convincing victory on Tuesday night.
Tom Ince had fired the Seasiders into an 18th-minute lead and the game was nicely poised until seven minutes from time when Ludovic Sylvestre smashed home a rebound to give send the visitors back across the Pennines with the victory.
The win was Blackpool's first since Ian Holloway left the club and saw them bounce back from a 4-1 thumping at Derby County at the weekend,
For Wednesday, boss Dave Jones will need to try and get his men straight back on the horse with a Friday night trip to high-flying Middlesbrough on the cards in front of the Sky cameras.
Jones made just one forced change to the Owls side that defeated Peterborough United at Hillsborough at the weekend with Rhys McCabe returning to starting eleven to replace the injured Paul Corry.
Other than that it was 'as you were' for Wednesday and they started the match well, with McCabe having an instant impact when his superb ball found Michail Antonio, who rounded Blackpool goalkeeper Matt Gilks but couldn't find the finishing touch.
It was en even opening and the visitors responded when former Blades loanee Matt Phillips fired a long-range effort just over the bar as the visitors started to grow into the game.
Their improved pay resulted in the opening after 18 minutes. Elliot Grandin put Ince in for a simple goal to give the Tangerines the advantage and leave Wednesday chasing the game.
Just like the weekend, however, Wednesday failed to find that crucial attacking tempo and stuttered when they got the ball into the final third.
The closest the hosts came to levelling was through Antonio, who forced a fine save from Gilks just before half-time, and Barkley, looking to score in his third game on the spin, who shot a low effort just wide.
The Owls finished the first half slightly the stronger and they started the second half in the same manner, with McCabe firing a warning shot just over the bar.
It was Blackpool who came closest to scoring the next goal, however, just ten minutes into the second half. Neal Eardley's header came back off the crossbar as the Owls lived to fight another day.
The chances were few and far between for the hosts, with Barkley, McCabe and Llera having the best of the lot for the Owls, but they couldn't find a way through a stubborn Tangerines defence.
The game was wrapped-up with seven minutes left when Owls stopper Chris Kirkland could only palm a Nathan Delfouneso shot into the path of Sylvestre, who made no mistake with the rebound.
Wednesday: Kirkland, Buxton, Llera, Gardner, Jones, Antonio, McCabe (Rodri 76), Semedo, Barkley, Bothroyd, O`Grady (J Johnson 46). Unused substitutes: Davies, Mattock, Taylor, Pecnik, Madine.
Blackpool: Gilks, Crainey, Eardley, M Phillips (Dicko 90), Grandin, Ince, Taylor-Fletcher (Delfouneso 77), Sylvestre, Baptiste, Basham, Cathcart. Unused substitutes: Halstead, Gomes, Harris, Angel, Broadfoot.
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