Wycombe Wanderers 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Will Vaulks
Will Vaulks begins a celebratory somersault following his match-winning goal for Sheffield Wednesday

Will Vaulks’ wonder strike gave title-chasing Sheffield Wednesday a hard-fought win over Wycombe.

The Owls moved within three points of League One leaders Plymouth courtesy of the former Cardiff midfielder’s 13th-minute rocket.

Wednesday are now 18 games unbeaten in all competitions, but there is concern for Reece James and George Byers who were both stretchered off.

Meanwhile, Wycombe still lie two points off sixth-placed Barnsley after they lost at Charlton.

The hosts were beginning to exert themselves in the opening stages when Vaulks picked up the ball 30 yards from goal.

The traveling supporters urged the Welshman to shoot and he unleashed an unstoppable thunderbolt into the top corner.

An unmarked Callum Paterson should have made it two in the 32nd minute, but his back-post volley was brilliantly saved by Max Stryjek.

Wednesday continued to threaten five minutes after the restart, Josh Windass’ wicked free-kick from wide cleared off the line.

Wycombe pushed for the equalizer but struggled to create anything meaningful.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Wycombe

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Stryjek
  • 2Grimmers
  • 6Tafazolli
  • 3JacobsonSubstituted forWakelyat 90+6′minutes
  • 23ObitaSubstituted forKaikaiat 81′minutes
  • 10Wing
  • 28Scowen
  • 11MehmetiSubstituted forMcCarthyat 81′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 7WheelerSubstituted forFreemanat 81′minutes
  • 12McClearySubstituted forvoicesat 69′minutes
  • 18Hanlan

Substitutes

  • 8Thompson
  • 9voices
  • 13Dickinson
  • 16Kaikai
  • 19Wakely
  • 22Freeman
  • 26McCarthy

Sheff Wed

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 25Dawson
  • 2Palmer
  • 6Iorfa
  • 15Famewo
  • 32Hunt
  • 14ByersSubstituted forBakinsonat 45+5′minutes
  • 4Vaulks
  • 33JamesSubstituted forJohnsonat 88′minutes
  • 11WindassBooked at 72mins
  • 13Paterson
  • 24SmithSubstituted forGregoryat 67′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Wilks
  • 8They will join
  • 9Gregory
  • 17Dele Bashiru
  • 18Johnson
  • 19Bakinson
  • 44Jackson

Referees:
Sam Allison

Attendance:
8.302

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