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Heneghan disappointed in Sheffield Wednesday defeat

Sheffield Wednesday fell to a late defeat against league leaders Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday night to drop further away from the automatic promotion spots.

The Pilgrims, who have won all of their league games at home this season, took an early lead through Ryan Hardie, but Darren Moore’s side quickly found an equaliser through Liam Palmer.

The hosts were well on top in the latter stages, with only some superb saves from David Stockdale and Michael Cooper keeping the score at 1-1, before Sam Cosgrove scored a stoppage-time winner to keep Steven Schumacher’s side top of the league.

Ipswich Town’s comprehensive win over Cambridge also kept them second, with the Owls now four points behind the Tractor Boys in third.

One man who disappointed in the defeat at Home Park was Ben Heneghan.

The former AFC Wimbledon man, who was so dominant in Saturday’s hard-fought 1-0 win over Port Vale, winning a whopping 11 aerial duels, struggled throughout against Plymouth on Tuesday night.

Was Heneghan poor vs Plymouth?





As per SofaScore, the 29-year-old centre-back would earn a poor 6.6/10 rating for his display, which was the joint second-worst of any player to start the game.

The experienced defender would remarkably lose 80% of his duels on Tuesday night, with the Plymouth attackers regularly getting the better of him.

Heneghan would also lose the ball on 13 occasions, as his passing was far from good enough, completing just 19 of his 32 attempted passes, resulting in a less than impressive 59% success rate.

For comparison, the defender has averaged 43.3 passes per game this season with an average success rate of 69.3%, which emphasises just how poor he was against Plymouth.

His defensive returns were also under-par, as he contributed just two clearances, two blocks, one interception and no tackles, compared to his season average of 4.7 clearances, 1.1 blocks, 1.9 interceptions and 0.4 tackles per game.

Therefore, when Moore needed the centre-back to perform against tough opposition, he sadly failed his test, as a win could have sent the Owls above Plymouth and into the automatic promotion spots.

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