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Victoria Park, Hartlepool United (ATT 6,800) 1st October 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: G Salisbury

Hartlepool Hartlepool United vs Sheffield Wednesday Sheff Wed

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R Johnson (33)

Owls swoop to halt Pools' run

Last Updated: 01/10/11 6:44pm

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Johnson: Netted the winner

Johnson: Netted the winner

Sheffield Wednesday ended Hartlepool's unbeaten start to the season as Reda Johnson's header helped them to a 1-0 victory.

The Owls won a frantic encounter with the only goal in the 33rd minute when a long throw-in was met by giant right-back Johnson and his header sailed across goal into the far corner of the net.

Wednesday had two other openings before the break. Ben Marshall's free-kick was tipped over by Pools goalkeeper Scott Flinders and the Owls midfielder then saw his dangerous ball into the area flash across the face of goal.

But Pools had their chances in a frantic second-half. Antony Sweeney headed wide from Nobby Solano's cross and the Peruvian headed a loose ball over from similar distance.

Pools substitute Andy Monkhouse cracked a low 20-yard drive against the woodwork and a goalbound Evan Horwood header was diverted away by Owls defender Danny Batth.

Wednesday almost got a second on the break in injury time, but Liam Palmer shot wide from a tight angle after skipping round Flinders.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 18 36
2 Swindon Town 18 35
3 Preston North End 18 34
4 Milton Keynes Dons 16 31
5 Sheffield United 17 30
6 Notts County 17 29
7 Rochdale 18 27
8 Peterborough United 18 27
9 Oldham Athletic 18 27
10 Fleetwood Town 18 25
11 Chesterfield 18 24
12 Bradford City 18 23
13 Barnsley 17 22
14 Walsall 18 22
15 Port Vale 18 22
16 Doncaster Rovers 16 21
17 Crawley Town 18 21
18 Coventry City 18 20
19 Leyton Orient 18 19
20 Gillingham 18 18
21 Colchester United 18 17
22 Yeovil Town 18 17
23 Scunthorpe United 17 16
24 Crewe Alexandra 18 15