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Burton Albion knock Wednesday out the autos

Albion's triumph over Sheffield Wednesday caused the Owls to drop to third place in League One and lose their automatic promotion spot. Helm's maiden senior goal was instrumental in securing a significant win for Albion, while Wednesday failing showing up leaves them only one point behind Ipswich Town in the league table.

The game had great importance to both sides. Bannan came close on two occasions to giving Wednesday the lead, but it was Brayford, a former Sheffield United defender, who opened the scoring for Albion. Paterson quickly responded for Wednesday with a well-placed low shot into the bottom corner, aided by Bannan's assist.

But Helm then netted twice in three minutes for Albion, first with a close-range finish from Hughes' header and then with a 25-yard shot that beat Dawson. Although Gregory had a chance to score for Wednesday in the second half, the visitors struggled to break down Burton's defense. Substitute Smith managed to score a penalty with five minutes remaining, but it wasn't enough to save the game for the Owls.

In terms of Wednesday's current form, they have won 1 in 5 of their last games - 3 results ending in a draw, a win against bottom of the table Accrington Stanley on Monday night before their most recent loss to Burton Albion. Whereas the Brewers needed the win against Sheffield to push themselves further away from the drop zone. With Wednesday's form beginning to shake and other teams around the playoffs/autos starting to shape and find consistency, this could mean another season where the Owls need to face the playoffs and a potential dreaded third season down in League One.

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