Struggling Sheffield Wednesday picked up a vital win to end Bournemouth’s unbeaten start to the season in a game that saw both teams finish with 10 men.
Barry Bannan won it from the penalty spot after Steve Cook was sent off for taking down Josh Windass in the area after he had rounded goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.
The victory ended Wednesday’s four-match losing streak and moved them up to -1 points after starting the season with a 12-point deduction.
Both teams had chances to open the scoring before Bannan’s penalty, with David Brooks seeing an effort cleared off the line for the the Cherries and Elias Kachunga and Liam Palmer going close for the Owls.
Wednesday had to see out the final moments of stoppage time with 10 men as well, after Kadeem Harris was sent off for a poor challenge on Jefferson Lerma.
Garry Monk’s men were in danger of being cut adrift at the bottom after Saturday’s defeat at Wycombe, but they are now seven points behind 20th-placed Nottingham Forest, albeit having played a game more.
Bannan’s penalty was Wednesday’s first goal in five games and saw them win at Hillsborough for the first time since February – and just the second time this year.
Bournemouth were the last remaining unbeaten side in the English Football League this season but they struggled to create clear chances and Julian Borner did brilliantly to block Brooks’ effort shortly after the break.
Jason Tindall’s men travel to Birmingham City on Saturday, while Wednesday will look to climb into positive figures when they host Millwall on the same day.
- 2PalmerBooked at 44mins
- 13BörnerBooked at 60mins
- 8PelupessyBooked at 42mins
- 7K HarrisBooked at 90mins
- 45KachungaBooked at 9minsSubstituted forPatersonat 80′minutes
- 18WindassSubstituted forMarriottat 89′minutes
- 11ReachSubstituted forBrownat 84′minutes
- 6MephamBooked at 90mins
- 3S CookBooked at 69mins
- 15A Smith
- 8LermaBooked at 34mins
- 21RicoSubstituted forStaceyat 80′minutes
- 7BrooksSubstituted forSolankeat 67′minutes
- 10Danjuma GroeneveldSubstituted forL Cookat 72′minutes
- 16L Cook
Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Bournemouth 0.
Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Bournemouth 0.
Chris Mepham (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth).
Callum Paterson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt saved. Dan Gosling (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lewis Cook.
Kadeem Harris (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the red card.
Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kadeem Harris (Sheffield Wednesday).
Foul by Adam Smith (Bournemouth).
Moses Odubajo (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Adam Smith (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Jack Marriott (Sheffield Wednesday).
Hand ball by Jack Marriott (Sheffield Wednesday).
Chris Mepham (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jack Marriott (Sheffield Wednesday).
Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jack Marriott replaces Josh Windass.
Attempt missed. Chris Mepham (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lloyd Kelly following a set piece situation.
Lloyd Kelly (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Callum Paterson (Sheffield Wednesday).