Nigerian defender stars in dramatic game for Sheffield Wednesday

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Nigerian born defender Dominic Iorfa performed excellently well for Sheffield Wednesday who surrendered a slim lead to draw 2-2 against Norwich at Carrow Road on Friday.

 

The versatile player was rewarded with full match action in the highly entertaining cracker.

Marco Stiepermann fired the home side in front in the 20th minute, only for Fernando Forestieri to equalise with a goal-of-the season contender, curling an unstoppable shot into the top corner from 30 yards out.

Steven Fletcher put the visitors in front early in the second half in controversial circumstances, Tim Krul saving the initial effort as Fletcher slid in at the far post before the ball bounced back and appeared to hit the striker on the arm before trickling over the line.

However, Mario Vrancic lashed home a free-kick from just outside the area with the last kick of the game to edge his side closer to the top flight.

Sheffield Wednesday are 11th in the Championship table with 60 points. They are five places off the final play offs spot.

A product of initially Southend and then the Wolves academy, Iorfa made his professional debut on loan with Shrewsbury during the 2013/14 campaign.

The following term was the youngster’s breakthrough season, featuring over 20 times for Wolves in the Championship.

The right-sided defender spent 2017/18 on loan with Ipswich, where he scored his first professional goal in a 4-2 victory over Nottingham Forest.

The pacey 23-year-old also has international experience under his belt having represented England at Under-18, Under-20 and Under-21 level.

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