Sheffield Wednesday ended their run of bad results last night against mid table rivals Millwall.
The Owls took the lead with an early goal from Adam Reach who converted Morgan Fox’s low cross in the 3rd minute.
Wednesday almost extended their lead in the 12th minute when Barry Bannan’s shot on goal was tipped just over the crossbar by Millwall keeper Jordan Archer.
The Owls regrouped for the corner but Millwall caught them on the counter attack equalising in the 13th minute where Tom Elliott was on hand to convert Fred Onyedinma’s blocked effort.
The goal gave the visitors a new lease of life but nothing to test Wednesday keeper Keiren Westwood.
Wednesday didn’t let this phase them and restored their lead minutes before half time from a set piece.
Jacob Butterfield delivered a curling corner into the box which was met by the head of Jordan Rhodes to get past Millwall keeper Archer.
The Lions came out fighting in the second half when Shane Ferguson got past the Owls defence to be denied by Westwood.
Jed Wallace failed to convert a free kick for the visitors kicking it straight into the hands of the keeper.
At the other end Rhodes forced Archer to make a save after a cross from Fox and Butterfield entered the danger zone.
Wednesday dominated in the closing stages and any hopes of Millwall grabbing a last minute equaliser were put to bed when Cooper received a red card for a second bookable offence.
Wednesday: Westwood, Palmer, Lees, Loovens, Fox, Wallace (Lee 71), Butterfield, Bannan, Reach, Hooper (Fletcher 78), Rhodes (Jones 87)