Bailey-Tye Cadamarteri put Sheffield Wednesday in front against Blackburn Rovers with his first goal in his fourth senior appearance
Bailey-Tye Cadamarteri scored his first senior goal to help Championship strugglers Sheffield Wednesday to only their second win of the season against a frustrated Blackburn Rovers at a freezing Hillsborough.
Teenager Cadamarteri's fine early finish from Josh Windass' cutback gave the Owls a deserved lead which they held with reasonable comfort in the first half.
Leopold Wahlstedt then denied Cadamarteri a second before Rovers belatedly found their stride.
And it was no surprise it was Sammie Szmodics who eventually levelled with a powerful back-post header as the Championship's leading scorer notched his 14th goal of the season just past the hour.
Despite Rovers looking most likely to score a second, Wednesday's resilience was rewarded when half-time substitute Marvin Johnson drilled into the corner to restore their lead.
Rovers boss Jon Dahl Tomasson was then sent off after protesting too much in the aftermath of the goal before Windass' fine solo breakaway goal in the last minute put the tin lid on the Dane's difficult afternoon.
Wednesday stay bottom, despite the precious three points, as Rovers miss the chance to move into the play-off places after their first away defeat since October.
More to follow.
- Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text
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- 12Wahlstedt4HillBooked at 82mins17Carter16S Wharton3Pickering23A Wharton6Tronstad24Moran8Szmodics2Brittain20LeonardSubstituted forTelalovicat 79'minutes
Referee:David WebbAttendance:24,507Match StatsHome TeamSheff WedAway TeamBlackburnPossessionHome37%Away63%ShotsHome13Away18Shots on TargetHome8Away5CornersHome3Away7FoulsHome12Away6Live Text Post update
Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 3, Blackburn Rovers 1.
Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 3, Blackburn Rovers 1.
Foul by Semir Telalovic (Blackburn Rovers).
Michael Ihiekwe (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Anthony Musaba (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Will Vaulks following a fast break.
Attempt missed. Semir Telalovic (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left following a set piece situation.
Attempt blocked. Semir Telalovic (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.
Will Vaulks (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Andrew Moran (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Will Vaulks (Sheffield Wednesday).
Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 3, Blackburn Rovers 1. Josh Windass (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Di'Shon Bernard following a fast break.
Attempt blocked. Sammie Szmodics (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Michael Ihiekwe.
Attempt saved. Anthony Musaba (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marvin Johnson.
Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jeff Hendrick replaces Barry Bannan.
James Hill (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Marvin Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday).
Andrew Moran (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday).
James Hill (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
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