Kieran Lee scored a stoppage time winner as Sheffield Wednesday came from two goals down to defeat Bristol City 3-2 in one of the most thrilling matches of the Championship season so far.
The original 7:45pm kick-off was set back by 15 minutes due to adverse weather conditions, but after the delay, both teams made relatively bright starts at a rain-soaked Hillsborough.
The first real chance of the game fell to City’s Lee Tomlin, but his volleyed effort was a little too ambitious.
It wasn’t long until the visitors took the lead, however. Tammy Abraham claimed his seventh goal in nine outings for City when he headed in a Gary O’Neill cross on the half-hour mark.
The 18-year-old Chelsea loanee doubled the Robins’ lead just eight minutes later. He was on hand to nod in after Wednesday keeper Kieren Westwood parried Josh Brownhill’s effort.
Wednesday got one back just after the interval via summer signing Steven Fletcher, who made it a trio of headed goals when he powered home a Fernando Forestieri corner for his second goal in four days.
Carnage ensued after that, as Sam Hutchinson was sent off for bringing Marlon Pack down in the box on the hour mark. Tomlin struck the post with the resulting penalty, which sparked a Wednesday counter attack at the other end. Gary Hooper lead the Wednesday charge until he was taken down on the half-way line by O’Neill. Just a minute after Hutchinson exited the field, the Bristol City captain was also shown red for a second bookable offence.
The minute of madness swung the momentum back to the home side, who levelled through a long-range strike from Barry Bannan, aided by some questionable goalkeeping from City’s Richard O’Donnell.
The Owls then clinched the victory deep into stoppage time courtesy of a cool finish from Kieran Lee.
Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal said after the game: “It was an exciting evening, but it was a very strange game for us. I think the first half score was very heavy, they didn’t deserve a 2-0 lead. We were lucky they didn’t score the penalty. At 2-1, the penalty miss was crucial.”