George Byers and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing fire Sheffield Wednesday to victory
Second-half goals from George Byers and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing gave Sheffield Wednesday a 2-0 win at home to struggling Morecambe.
The Owls, without manager Darren Moore due to a positive Covid-19 test, moved four points off the League One play-off spots.
Wednesday were the first to threaten when Josh Windass found himself in space on the right-hand side of the area and saw his shot beaten away by goalkeeper Trevor Carson at his near post.
Mendez-Laing then fired over from the edge of the area after combining with Florian Kamberi.
Morecambe boss Stephen Robinson was forced to make a change in goal midway through the half when Kyle Letheren replaced the injured Carson.
As the hosts continued to apply pressure, Fisayo Dele-Bashiru had a shot deflected wide and only a brave block from Ryan Cooney thwarted Mendez-Laing.
Byers struck in the 55th minute, receiving the ball from Barry Bannan before finding the net with a 25-yard effort.
Sam Hutchinson came to Wednesday’s rescue late on, heading off the line after Jonathan Obika’s effort cannoned off Cole Stockton and then clearing Obika’s follow-up.
Mendez-Laing added a second goal in stoppage time with a deflected shot.
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