Sheffield Wednesday picked up a huge win in the Championship relegation battle with a 1-0 win over Derby County on Friday evening.
The win took the Owls out of the relegation zone, and the winning goal was scored by Scottish international Callum Paterson. He headed home the only goal of the game in the 61st minute. Ironically the goal was scored against Paterson’s Scotland teammate David Marshall.
Two goals in two games
The goal was the 26-year-old’s second in two games for Wednesday. He also scored in the 2-1 win over Middlesbrough. It hasn’t been an easy season for the Sheffield club, as they started the campaign on minus six points. However, as it stands the team currently has 19 points, and is out of the relegation zone on goal difference.
They are also without a manager after the recent dismissal of Tony Pulis, but that hasn’t stopped Wednesday from picking up six valuable points in the last two games.
Wednesday is next in action in the FA Cup when they face a trip to Exeter. If the strongest team is being picked, then you have to imagine that Paterson will be in it. However, some changes might well be made, as staying is likely far more important than an FA Cup run.
Some Sheffield Wednesday fans on social media were impressed with Paterson’s performance and goal in the vital win.
Some fans were impressed
One fan suggested that Patterson’s goal could be enough to keep Wednesday up this season. Only time will tell if that happens, but it was a big win.
Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter to Paterson’s display:
10/12 come on #swfc Well done! Battling these results out so well! Fighting to the end!! Not seen that spirit in a while! Paterson looking right up for it! Long way to go but credit where it’s due! Odubajo also looking decent!
— Jared keys (@jaredkeys1) January 1, 2021
To be out of the bottom three for the first time this season will be massive in terms of confidence. Great to see Paterson get another goal, like I said when we signed him. Very good piece of business.
— Tom Taylor-Batty (@TomTB1995) January 1, 2021
Odubajo, Bannan, Paterson, Shaw, Lees, Harris, Palmer all done very well today
— JW🏴 (@JackWarbs) January 1, 2021
sent to me from heaven, callum paterson you’re my world https://t.co/V83kHAz2pt
— alec (@alecyates13) January 1, 2021
Saw a tweet on here the other day saying “what does Callum Paterson actually do?”
At the moment,by the looks of it – score the goals that might just keep us up, that’s what. #swfc
— Joseph stack (@joeyy_stack1727) January 1, 2021
YESSIRRRR I CAN BOOGIE
— Tom (@LuvOwIs) January 1, 2021
Callum Paterson is an: pic.twitter.com/Nlfsf1AAbt
— Will Lowley (@LowleyW) January 1, 2021