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Result: Sheffield Wednesday earn shock win over Derby County

Sheffield Wednesday record their first Championship win under new manager Jos Luhukay by beating high-flyers Derby County 2-0 at Hillsborough on Tuesday night.

Sheffield Wednesday have claimed their first Championship win under new manager Jos Luhukay by beating high-flying Derby County 2-0 at Hillsborough on Tuesday night.

The visitors began brightly as David Nugent, one of six changes made by Gary Rowett, volleyed wide on 90 seconds from Chris Baird's corner, but Owls goalkeeper Joe Wildsmith was not troubled.

Wednesday came close on the quarter-hour mark when Frederico Venancio headed Adam Reach's corner on target, but Rams custodian Scott Carson was on hand to make an easy catch.

Lucas Joao then went on to open the scoring on 18 minutes by latching on to Jack Hunt's layoff from Reach's crossfield pass before slotting the ball beneath Carson and into the Derby net.

The Portuguese added a second for the Owls just two minutes after the restart, taking advantage of a static Derby defence to bear down before rifling into the bottom corner of the net from 20 yards.

Derby set about trying to turn the game around and weighed in with numerous dangerous chances but Wildsmith kept out efforts from Nugent, Andreas Weimann and Matej Vydra as Wednesday claimed all three points.

The result is the Rams' first defeat since November, which keeps them a point behind second-placed Aston Villa, while the Owls climb two places to 15th in the table, nine points clear of the dropzone.

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY (4-4-2): Wildsmith; Hunt (Palmer 78'), Venancio, Loovens (Thorniley 86'), Pudil; Clare, Pelupessy, Reach, Boyd; Rhodes (Nuhiu 85'), Joao

DERBY COUNTY (4-2-3-1): Carson; Baird, Keogh, Davies, Forsyth; Huddlestone, Ledley (Anya; 74'); Weimann, Vydra (Palmer 82'), Johnson; Nugent (Jerome 82')

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Norwich CityNorwich1710342820833
2Middlesbrough178721981131
3Leeds UnitedLeeds1786329171230
4Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd179352719830
5West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom1784537251228
6Derby CountyDerby178452520528
7Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest176922316727
8Swansea CitySwansea177551913626
9Blackburn RoversBlackburn176832021-126
10Queens Park RangersQPR178271822-426
11Aston Villa176652723424
12Birmingham CityBirmingham175932320324
13Bristol City176472019122
14Stoke CityStoke175751920-122
15Brentford175662723421
16Wigan AthleticWigan176291926-720
17Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds175572130-920
18Preston North EndPreston174672630-418
19Rotherham UnitedRotherham174671423-918
20Reading174492429-516
21Millwall174492229-716
22Hull City174491624-816
23Bolton WanderersBolton174491123-1216
24Ipswich TownIpswich171881428-1411

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