Eagles ends Owls drought
By Chris Stanton. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Sheffield Wednesday's Chris Eagles ended his side's 634-minute wait for a goal to help earn The Owls three precious points with a 2-1 win at Burnley.
The Owls started positively and were immediately a goal to the good through Eagles who tapped home after Burnley failed to clear a low cross from John Hills.
Graham Branch headed wide as Burnley sought an equaliser but the hosts almost fell further behind when a cross from Eagles deflected off Jon Harley and came back off the post.
Wednesday did double their lead ten minutes after the interval when Graham Coughlan rose unmarked to score with a header from Chris Brunt's corner.
Burnley were desperately short of creativity and failed to create a serious chance until Garreth O'Connor was hauled down by goalkeeper Nicky Weaver inside the area.
O'Connor dusted himself down to dispatch the penalty underneath Weaver to set up a tense finale but the visitors held out.
Click below for an individual match summary:
Burnley 1-2 Sheff Wed
Sat 31st Dec
Leeds2 - 0Hull City
Watford1 - 2C Palace
Preston3 - 1Coventry
Burnley1 - 2Sheff Wed
Brighton1 - 2Millwall
Cardiff2 - 1Southampton
Ipswich1 - 0Luton Town
Sheff Utd2 - 1Stoke City
Crewe3 - 4QPR
Leicester0 - 1Norwich
Wolves1 - 1Plymouth
Derby2 - 2Reading
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