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Sheffield Wednesday dent Middlesbrough promotion hopes

Will Keane, centre, got the second. Credit: PA

Atdhe Nuhiu bagged his fourth goal in three games against Middlesbrough to help Sheffield Wednesday to a 2-0 Sky Bet Championship victory at Hillsborough.

The Austrian striker, who scored twice at the Riverside earlier in the season and the winner in the home game against Boro last year, converted a 52nd-minute penalty to open the scoring.

On-loan Manchester United striker Will Keane headed in the second three minutes later to seal the points and inflict a second defeat in three games on Wednesday's high-flying opponents.


Man United defender joins Sheffield Wednesday

Championship side Sheffield Wednesday have completed the signing of defender Marnick Vermijl from Man United for an undisclosed fee.

The 23 year-old former Belgium under-21 international joined United's youth academy from Standard Liege in 2010, but made just two competitive appearances for the Red Devils in the League Cup.


Police arrest 21-year old over Hillsborough assault

Goalkeeper calls for attacker to be jailed

Sheffield Wednesday Chris Kirkland has told the Sun newspaper that "the thug who attacked me must be jailed for years."

The former England goalkeeper, 31, was hit in the face by a pitch intruder after Leeds had equalised in the 1-1 draw at Hillsborough.

He told the Sun: “It has to be years in jail, not months.

“People must be punished by the courts for this behaviour - and the football authorities must take firm action too.”

FA 'condemns' violent scenes at Hillsborough

The Football Association has released this statement about the violent scenes at the Leeds United vs. Sheffield Wednesday match at Hillsborough last night:

The FA condemns the scenes at Hillsborough last night. We have begun an immediate investigation and have been in contact with both clubs.

We would call for the authorities to identify and bring before the courts anyone who was involved in any form of criminal disorder.

– FA spokesman
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