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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 14 32
2 Peterborough United 14 26
3 Preston North End 12 25
4 Milton Keynes Dons 12 23
5 Notts County 13 23
6 Sheffield United 13 23
7 Swindon Town 12 22
8 Oldham Athletic 14 22
9 Rochdale 13 20
10 Chesterfield 13 19
11 Fleetwood Town 14 19
12 Bradford City 14 19
13 Crawley Town 14 17
14 Colchester United 14 16
15 Leyton Orient 13 15
16 Barnsley 13 15
17 Doncaster Rovers 12 14
18 Port Vale 14 13
19 Gillingham 14 13
20 Coventry City 14 13
21 Yeovil Town 14 13
22 Crewe Alexandra 14 13
23 Walsall 14 12
24 Scunthorpe United 14 12