Mallik Wilks rides the wave of first Sheffield Wednesday league goal to shine in player ratings

Sheffield Wednesday came out 4-2 winners for a curious game against Burton Albion.

Even as they went 4-0 up with chances for more, it felt like the Owls were playing within themselves, and they made their life less comfortable by conceding a couple of late goals.

David Stockdale – his defence left him with no chance for the goals, and he did not have a great deal else to do 6

Liam Palmer – steady away from the right-back 6

GOAL…Owls Michael Smith with the second goal from the penalty spot    Pic Steve EllisGOAL…Owls Michael Smith with the second goal from the penalty spot    Pic Steve Ellis
GOAL…Owls Michael Smith with the second goal from the penalty spot Pic Steve Ellis
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Dominic Iorfa – he and Mark McGuinness will be disappointed not to have got a clean sheet 6

Mark McGuinness – having had a good game until then, he might have done better with the cross Hamer scored from in particular 6

Marvin Johnson – solid and unspectacular at left-back 6

Tyreeq Bakinson – the holding midfielder did a decent job 6

Fisayo Dele-Bashiru – injected energy, invention and a goal 7

Barry Bannan – the goal to set things off and laid the ball off for Mallik Wilks 7

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Mallik Wilks – scored a wonderful first league goal for the club and was a lively presence throughout 8

Michael Smith – scored a penalty and probably still cannot believe how Burton kept out his header shortly before going off 7

Callum Paterson – picked on the left of a front three, he had an effort cleared off the line and another hit the crossbar 7

Substitutes:

George Byers (for Bannan, 69) – brought on to close the game out 5

Lee Gregory (for Smith, 69) – hit the crossbar from the penalty spot 4

Jack Hunt (for Wilks, 87) – N/A

Will Vaulks (for Dele-Bashiru, 87) – N/A

Not used: Dawson, Mighten, Windass.