Sheffield Wednesday picked up a massive win against Newcastle United on Saturday in their quest to make the Championship play-offs, just hours after Fulham had leapfrogged them in the table.
A Fulham victory against Ipwsich Town had moved them above Carlos Carvalhal’s side ahead of an evening kick-off at Hillsborough, but goals from Tom Lees and Steven Fletcher were enough to put the Owls back into the play-off positions.
It’s their second victory in a week after a mid-week win over Rotherham and with just five games remaining, their chances of making the hallowed play-offs are looking good.
The race for that sixth position appears to all be heading towards a final day showdown on 7th May when Wednesday will take on Fulham at Hillsborough.
Supporters are hopeful though and were delighted to see such an assured performance against Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle, a team who are all but certain to reach the English Premier League through automatic promotion.
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all…
— Craig Lidster (@craiglidster) April 8, 2017
When our players turn up and follow Carlos' plan we are unstoppable #swfc
— Charlie (@OhhForestieri) April 8, 2017
— Kurtyoy ???? (@Kurtyoy) April 8, 2017
Wednesday really playing well today… Lees being back in our team has given us stability #swfc
— Colum Roche (@roche648) April 8, 2017
— Dundee Owls (@dundeeOwl) April 8, 2017
Horribly nervy ending, but what a result for #SWFC!!
League double over Newcastle, back in the playoffs. Massive!
— Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) April 8, 2017
— Danny UTO Andrews (@bubbasowls) April 8, 2017
Wouldn't be a true Wednesday win without heart failure in the last 10 minutes.
Geordie double and back in the play offs ???? ????⚪????⚪ #swfc
— Jordy Munday (@Munday1312) April 8, 2017
I'm pissed as a fart, I love Carlos more than 90% of my family and we're back inthe play offs, Sheffield Wednesday are the bollocks!! #swfc
— claire♡ (@xxclurrrxx) April 8, 2017