Sheffield Wednesday 5 Cardiff City 0 - player ratings

Sheffield Wednesday produced a magnificent performance to sweep Cardiff City aside at Hillsborough.

Although Barry Bannan was outstanding, it was a whole team effort from the hosts, as reflected in their match ratings.

Joe Wildsmith – his save at a goalmouth scramble earned his clean sheet 7

Osaze Urhoghide – stood up the physical test 7

MAN OF THE MATCH: Barry Bannan celebrates with two-goal Adam Reach (left)

Tom Lees – an outstanding defensive header in the first half set the tone from him 8

Julian Borner – set the tone in the first seconds, then headed his team in front 8

Liam Palmer – some great crosses and a clearance off the line 8

Barry Bannan – just a brilliant performance at both ends of the field 9

Sam Hutchinson – a solid defensive midfield display which allowed those in front to play 7

Callum Paterson – scored a goal, made a goal 8

Adam Reach – two goals including a wonderful free-kick 8

Josh Windass – linked up well again with Jordan Rhodes, and with Reach for his second goal 8

Jordan Rhodes – lively throughout, he scored the fifth goal 8


Joey Pelupessy (for Hutchinson, 82) – N/A

Andre Green (for Windass, 82) – N/A

Elias Kachunga (for Rhodes, 82) – N/A

Liam Shaw (for Bannan, 90) – N/A.

Not used: Westwood, Brennan, Hunt, Brown, Harris.

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