Sheffield Wednesday impress in win over Hull City

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Djeidi Gassama scoresFormer Paris St-Germain youngster Djeidi Gassama scored his first goal for Sheffield Wednesday since his summer move from the French side

Sheffield Wednesday's upturn in form under new boss Danny Rohl continued with a dominant 3-1 win over 10-man Hull City in the Championship.

Wednesday had a host of first-half chances without finding the net before Hull's Tyler Morton was sent off for a foul on Djeidi Gassama 10 minutes from the break.

The Owls broke the deadlock early in the second half when Marvin Johnson thundered in a shot at the near post from a tight angle and Gassama doubled the lead with a fine effort from 25 yards soon after.

Josh Windass made it 3-0 with a controlled half-volley from the edge of the box before Scott Twine pulled a goal back from the penalty spot for the Tigers.

The win was Wednesday's fifth in their last eight games and sees them go above Queens Park Rangers into 22nd place in the Championship.

They are now three points from safety, while Hull drop out of the play-off places into seventh.

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Wednesday played throughout with a confidence that belied their league position as Gassama and Anthony Musaba on the opposite wing created some good early chances - Windass had a header saved and Hull's defenders were forced into a number of last-ditch clearances.

The Tigers created very little with 11 men, and the likely outcome seemed to be sealed the moment Liverpool loanee Morton was red-carded - the 21-year-old went in forcefully to take out Gassama as he won the ball, and the challenge was deemed reckless by referee Darren Bond.

Johnson smashed the Owls ahead three minutes after the break as the ball fell to him after Cyrus Christie had appeared to foul Ashley Fletcher, before he controlled a Barry Bannan crossfield pass and played in Gassama whose powerful curling right-footed effort nestled in the bottom corner

It could have bene 3-0 four minutes later when Fletcher headed over a Gassama cross, but the Owls did not have long to wait for the third as Windass showed great technique to score after a cross was poorly headed away.

Hull gave their travelling fans something to cheer when Twine smashed home his penalty after Michael Ihiekwe was penalised for a handball - but it was their only effort on target in the entire game.

Wednesday could have gone further in front when Gassama wasted a chance after cutting in from the left, but the final-whistle atmosphere showed the home fans believe a side who were 12 points from safety after one win in their first 18 games could soon be out of the relegation places under Rohl.

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

Formation 4-2-3-1

1Dawson14ValentínBooked at 62minsSubstituted forDiabyat 74'minutes20Ihiekwe17Bernard18Johnson2PalmerBooked at 60mins10BannanSubstituted forBakinsonat 87'minutes45MusabaSubstituted forWilksat 86'minutesBooked at 90mins11WindassSubstituted forSmithat 74'minutes41Gassama42CadamarteriSubstituted forFletcherat 45'minutes

Substitutes

7Wilks19Bakinson24Smith25Leal Siqueira27Fletcher33James34Phuthi36Vásquez44Diaby

Hull

Formation 4-2-3-1

1Ingram2Coyle5JonesBooked at 45mins6McLoughlinSubstituted forChristieat 45'minutes4GreavesBooked at 85mins15MortonBooked at 35mins27SlaterBooked at 89mins20DelapSubstituted forJacobat 61'minutes7TufanSubstituted forSayyadmaneshat 60'minutes22LokiloSubstituted forDochertyat 39'minutes44ConnollySubstituted forTwineat 45'minutesBooked at 57mins

Substitutes

8Docherty9Sayyadmanesh10Traoré14Vaughan17Allsop26Smith29Jacob30Twine33Christie

Referee:Darren Bond

Attendance:27,489

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 3, Hull City 1.

Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 3, Hull City 1.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Greg Docherty (Hull City).

Foul by Djeidi Gassama (Sheffield Wednesday).

Greg Docherty (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Michael Ihiekwe.

Mallik Wilks (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ashley Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday).

Scott Twine (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.

Marvin Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Regan Slater (Hull City).

Foul by Momo Diaby (Sheffield Wednesday).

Scott Twine (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Regan Slater (Hull City) is shown the yellow card.

Momo Diaby (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Twine (Hull City).

Attempt blocked. Tyreeq Bakinson (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Momo Diaby.

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Tyreeq Bakinson replaces Barry Bannan.

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