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‘Brick wall; Unbelievable’: Some Owls fans drool over Osaze Urhoghide's display in Barnsley win

Some Sheffield Wednesday supporters have taken to Twitter to lavish praise on defender Osaze Urhoghide following his performance in the 2-1 win at Barnsley.

The Owls recorded their first win in nine attempts against their Yorkshire rivals.

It was also Darren Moore’s first victory since becoming Owls boss, and it gives them a platform to build on following the midweek draw with Huddersfield Town.

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Jordan Rhodes grabbed both goals for Wednesday and deserves his plaudits.

But arguably the best player on the pitch was Owls defender Urhoghide, as his display prompted plenty of praise from several Wednesday fans on social media after the game.

Barnsley play a particular style of football which is hard to deal with. The Tykes are direct, fast and ferocious, winning eight of their previous nine games post-match.

But Darren Moore set up his side to counter Barnsley’s threats, and defensively they dealt with almost everything the hosts threw at them as they put bodies on the line.

Urhoghide won a superb 11 aerial duels, while posting four tackles and eight clearances.

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The 20-year-old is quickly developing into a top player for the Owls, and his emergence is all the more important following the injury to Dominic Iorfa earlier in the campaign.

The victory takes Wednesday up to 32 points, six points behind Birmingham City while a six-game winless run sees Owls’ final opponents Derby County also dragged back in.

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