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On fire 'Teddy' Johnson finds target for Wednesday again

...J'cans Marshall, Burton also score on weekend

Monday, August 27, 2012    

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Jermaine Johnson scored in his second consecutive npower English League Championship match for Sheffield Wednesday to edge Milwall 3-2 on Saturday at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield with 24,752 in attendance.

The 32-year-old Johnson netted in the 19th minute to open the scoring for The Owls, the Jamaican banging in a 20-yard right-footer to the top right corner of the goal.

Milwall midfielders James Henry and Liam Trotter struck in the space of eight minutes to give the visitors the advantage at the break.

Andy Keogh tapped the ball across the area from the right for Henry to crash the ball into the top corner on 35 minutes and Trotter, fed by Alan Dunne on right, slammed into the roof of the net in the 43rd minute.

A brace from Spaniard Miguel Ángel Llera in the 68th and 90th minutes ensured that Wednesday stayed in second place with seven points, trailing by two leaders Blackpool.

Central defender Lera stuck out a leg after Michail Antonio whipped in a cross to divert in from six yards and booted in his second in the top corner when the ball broke loose inside the penalty area.

Milwall are in 19th place of the 24-team league with three points.

Just last Tuesday, also at Hillsborough, Johnson grabbed the opening goal (14th minute) in Wednesday's 3-2 win over Marlon King's Birmingham City.

Johnson is now among the fourth leading scorer in the Championship with two goals from three matches. Thomas Ince of Blackpool and Luciano Becchio of Leeds United lead with four and three goals, respectively.

The Owls will next place tomorrow in a League Cup match against Fulham at Hillsborough at 1:45 pm Jamaican time.

Also scoring Saturday in a League Two match in Dagenham, Essex, was former Reggae Boy Deon Burton, who scored in the 30th minute for Gillingham to beat Dagenham & Redbridge 2-1.

Burton, 35, made his return to English domestic football after two seasons in Azerbaijan playing for FK Qabala where he scored a total 16 goals from 2010 to 2012.

In Major League Soccer Saturday night, Tyrone Marshall scored the lone goal as San Jose Earthquakes drubbed his team Colorado Rapids 4-1.

Marshall, who was on target in 54th minute, scored his second goal from 12 matches for the Rapids, who are in eighth place in the Western Conference.

The Earthquakes lead the Western Conference with 50 points.

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