Sheffield Wednesday’s shocking run of form continued on Tuesday evening as they succumbed to defeat in the Yorkshire derby, meaning Tony Pulis’ side still remain bottom of the Championship.
Home side Huddersfield Town ran out 2-0 victors with both goals coming inside the opening 24 minutes of the match, first Josh Koroma scoring before Isaac Mbenza doubled the advantage.
The Owls are now winless in seven matches and find themselves propping up the table, four points from safety.
Fingers can be pointed at multiple members of the Wednesday squad and not many, if even a single player, can come away with much praise at all but arguably, the performance of Kadeem Harris was the most disappointing.
The 27-year-old, back in his natural right-wing position, was graded a 6.2 rating by SofaScore as he endured a nightmare display against the Terriers.
He was lightweight in possession, wasteful and completely ineffective – he won just 29% of his seven duels, lost possession 11 times, failed to deliver a single accurate cross from three attempts and also did not record a single shot, dribble or key pass.
It was so bad that the former Cardiff City ace managed fewer touches (27) in 90 minutes of action than goalkeeper Joe Wildsmith (34). That in itself speaks volumes as that should not be happening as a major outlet for this Pulis system.
Poor Josh Windass upfront had nothing to feed off all game.
That first 45 was certainly the Owls’ major undoing and it was mainly down to key stars like Harris not doing their job.
Pulis was badly let down, but you do have to wonder if it’s a squad problem more than it is a player problem.
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