Date: 17th December 2018 at 1:25pm
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Swansea City recorded back to back wins in the Championship with a come-from-behind win against Sheffield Wednesday.

Match Report by Ross Power – @rosspow10

The Swans made one enforced change from the win at Brentford with Connor Roberts coming in for Martin Olsson with Declan John providing cover on the bench.

In horrendous weather conditions the Swans started the better and settled into their rhythm but it was Wednesday who had an early chance when a ball over the top found Lucas Joao who declined to shoot when presented with the opportunity and was eventually dispossessed by Connor Roberts.

Swansea came forward looking to respond and a run into the channel from Oli McBurnie dragged the Wednesday defence out of position and his reverse pass found Wayne Routledge in space in the box but he dragged his shot wide.

Routledge was combining well with Roberts down the right-hand side and causing plenty of problems as Wednesday’s setup left him with so much space to run into.

A succession of corners saw Swansea really piling the pressure on before a lovely through ball from Joe Rodon again found Routledge in space in the box but his shot was perhaps the wrong option with others positioned better.

Swansea were controlling the game but occasionally Wednesday looked dangerous and when the giant striker Adthe Nuhiu headed across goal the ball fell to Joao again in a decent area and this time he got his shot away but it was inches wide.

As the half drew to a close, Swansea continued to push forward and a rasping shot from Nathan Dyer left Cameron Dawson scrambling only for it to go just wide.

HALF TIME: Swansea City 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday

The second half began with the Swans forced into a chance as illness saw Mike Van Der Hoorn replaced by Cameron Carter-Vickers.

The early stages of the second half saw Swansea dominating possession but they didn’t look like carving out a decent chance.

Potter introduced Jefferson Montero on the hour for the fading Nathan Dyer and within a minute of the change Swansea found themselves behind.

A heavy touch from Joe Rodon on the edge of the box led to his intended pass being cut out by Wednesday substitute Marco Matias who fired the visitors in front.

Potter sent on Bersant Celina for Kyle Naughton to try and get back into the game and he did not have to wait too long as on 71 minutes a lovely patient build-up saw Routledge find space on the right and his cross picked out the oncoming Celina who guided the ball into the corner of the net.

The momentum was firmly with the home team and a minute later Celina and Routledge combined again. This time Celina was the architect as he picked the ball up in the centre of midfield and delivered a wonderfully weighted ball over the top for Routledge to run onto and with plenty of work still to do he advanced into the box and finished from a tight angle. Swansea weren’t prepared to sit back and see the game out and almost made it 3 when a McBurnie header from a corner clattered the crossbar and the referee also waved away two good penalty shouts as the Swans saw the win out to move into 9th place.

FULL TIME: Swansea City 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

 
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