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‘Best player; Legs have gone’: Some Owls fans split after Moore’s debatable decision on Barry Bannan

Some Sheffield Wednesday supporters have taken to Twitter to comment on Darren Moore’s apology to Barry Bannan following his first half substitution.

The Owls fell to a sixth straight defeat as they lost 3-0 to Reading at the Madejski Stadium.

Wednesday started the game in competitive fashion. However, Julian Borner’s red card after half an hour left the Owls with a mountain to climb as Reading netted the subsequent penalty.

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Newly-appointed boss Moore had to shore up his defence, hooking Barry Bannan.

Speaking to reporters after the game, Moore admits apologising to the experienced midfielder which has since prompted mixed responses from Wednesday supporters on social media.

Bannan is widely regarded as one of Wednesday’s best and most influential players.

The 31-year-old has excellent passing range and deadball delivery, topping Wednesday’s assist charts this season with four while averaging 1.6 key passes per game.

Bannan is without doubt Wednesday’s most creative player. But whether that says more about his supposed talent or the lack of quality around him is up for debate.

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The defeat at Reading leaves the Owls seven points from safety.

Darren Moore has taken over an almighty task as he bids to preserve Wednesday’s Championship status, with his reign starting off with two disappointing defeats.

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