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Before heading to the Valley, Sheffield Wednesday had failed to win any of their five most recent Championship matches, but they were able to end this run with a 3-1 victory over Charlton Athletic.
It is Steve Fletcher who will rightly walk away with many of the plaudits, having scored the Owls’ first two goals of the game, but Barry Bannan, valued at £2.7m by Transfermarkt, deserves plenty of recognition for his contribution.
Most notably, it was the Scotland international who put in the cross that led to Fletcher opening the day’s scoring.
The midfielder was a brilliant creative presence in the middle of the pitch, making four key passes throughout the game.
It also offers an indication of how influential the 29-year-old was that he completed more passes than anyone else on the pitch, with a total of 56, while he was also in the top five for his pass completion rate with 82%.
Despite not managing to beat Dillon Phillips, Bannan was accurate with his shooting, as two of his efforts went on target, while the other was blocked.
The 29-year-old also made a telling defensive contribution, completing all three of his attempted tackles and also making one interception.
Overall, this was a superb performance from Bannan, which showed just how well he can link up with the team’s forwards when a 4-4-2 is played.
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