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Apr 6, 2013 at 3pm UK at Hillsborough
Sheff WedsSheffield Wednesday
3-2
BlackburnBlackburn Rovers
Johnson (20', 78'), Lita (35' pen.)
FT(HT: 2-1)
Dann (71'), Rhodes (12' pen.)

Result: Jermaine Johnson scores twice to beat Blackburn Rovers

Result: Johnson brace seals Wednesday win
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Jermaine Johnson scores twice as Sheffield Wednesday beat Blackburn Rovers 3-2 in the Championship.

Jermaine Johnson scored a brace as Sheffield Wednesday beat relegation rivals Blackburn Rovers 3-2 in the Championship this afternoon.

Blackburn started brightly and were almost ahead when David Dunn picked out Jordan Rhodes, but the forward's effort was saved by Chris Kirkland.

However, Kirkland conceded a penalty just moments later for a foul on Dunn and it was Rhodes who atoned for his earlier mistake with a calm finish from 12 yards.

Johnson equalised in the 20th minute with a fierce shot following a weaving run through the Blackburn defence.

Wednesday played with more confidence following Johnson's goal and were awarded their own penalty when Reda Johnson was fouled by Josh Morris.

Leroy Lita stepped up from 12 yards to smash home his side's second to edge the hosts ahead.

The hosts sat back in the second half, inviting pressure from a desperate Blackburn side.

Josh King was sent on as Rovers searched for an equaliser and his introduction had an immediate impact as his dangerous cross was headed in by an unmarked Scott Dann.

However, it was the home side who snatched all three points in the 78th minute as Johnson unleashed a shot from 25 yards to score his second of the game and give Wednesday a big victory in their fight against relegation.

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