Date: 3rd February 2018 at 7:20pm
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Club record signing Jota scored twice as Blues picked up their second successive 3-1 victory at Sheffield Wednesday this afternoon.

Blues thoroughly deserved the win and, in truth, won’t have an easier half of football than the first 45 minutes at Hillsbrough.

The hosts, who before today hadn’t conceded a goal under their new manager Jos Luhukay, pressed the self destruct button and gifted their visitors a two goal lead after some shambolic defending and goalkeeping.

First, David Davis took advantage of a defensive mix up to poke the ball into an empty net after just eight minutes. Then just 13 minutes later, Jota’s speculative effort from 25 yards squirmed under the ‘keeper for Blues’ second.

Wednesday were reduced to ten men after Marco Matias was dismissed for a tangle with Cohen Bramall. And the game was put to bed just before the interval when Jota smashed Davis’ parried effort into the net.

Jonathan Grounds’ departure on a stretcher overshadowed the first half display.

The hosts improved somewhat in the second half and reduced the deficit after 54 minutes when Lucas Joao beat David Stockdale from 18 yards but Blues survived a bit of pressure from then on and killed the game in cruise control.

Wednesday were reduced to nine men after Daniel Pudil was sent off 20 minutes from time but the game was already over as a contest.

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