OWLS LACKING QUALITY UP FRONT
YOU have to feel for Sheffield Wednesday. If games were won on effort and industry, Derby would have been taken to the cleaners.
In two thirds of the pitch, the Owls did everything right. But there is a deeply worrying toothlessness about Jos Luhukay’s side that was typified when right-back Ash Baker crossed into a box that contained not a single blue and white shirt. Had the home side possessed Jack Marriott, a player who can score goals with his eyes closed, the result might have been very different.
The striker was quiet for vast tracts of the game but when his moment arrived, he seized it – and very nearly made the most of a difficult half chance.
Derby have several players of that disposition, with Harry Wilson another to make the most of slim pickings. Wednesday have very few – and that is why they are facing a relegation battle.
ON THE WAY: Derby County’s Harry Wilson scores their first goal
BARGAIN BUY: Jack Marriott celebrates scoring the winner
STAR MAN LORIAN ZEFZOON Derby