Aston Villa’s Sheffield Wednesday win ruined by ‘match fixing’ claims

Sheffield Wednesday 2 – Aston Villa 4

Sheffield Wednesday fans are seething on Saturday night after a 4-2 home defeat to Aston Villa.

The win means Villa are third in the Championship. The Owls are down in 17th as their season is petering out.

The match was a seesaw affair as Villa twice came from behind to win.

Sheffield Wednesday took the lead through Sean Clare before Lewis Grabban levelled in the 21st minute.

Wednesday retook the lead in first half injury time courtesy of a Lucas Joao header.

Villa levelled for a second time through Genn Whelan. The visitors then won the match with goals from Conor Hourihane and a Robert Snodgrass injury-time penalty.

‘Match fixing’ claims aimed at referee Neil Swarbrick

After the match Sheffield Wednesday fans poured onto social media to blast referee Neil Swabrick for his performance at Hillsborourgh.

The Owls felt that they were denied huge decisions in the game. George Boyd had a questionable penalty shout, while John Terry could have seen red for taking out Atdhe Nuhiu in the Villa box.

But none of those decisions went in Sheffield Wednesday’s favour, leading to their supporters making match fixing claims.

Will the FA look into the performance of referee Neil Swabrick?

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