Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones was happy to take the points from a "dull" game as his side climbed out of the npower Championship relegation zone with a 2-1 win over fellow strugglers Peterborough.

Second-half goals from Ross Barkley and Miguel Llera handed the Owls a second successive victory to leapfrog their opponents. On-loan midfielder Barkley converted Chris O'Grady's flick-on for his third strike in two games and Llera powerfully headed the second before Posh winger George Boyd halved the deficit 11 minutes from time.

Jones said: "I thought it was a hard-fought victory. I don't think we played as well as we have been but sometimes you've got to grind out results. The day was dull, everything about it was dull and well done to the crowd because second-half they got us going a little bit because it was just such a low-tempo game."

He went on: "There was not a great deal happening but sometimes you get those games and you've got to make sure you come out on top and that's what we did second half. We've probably played far better than that and come away with nothing so that's how it goes sometimes."

Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson felt his side controlled the game and did not deserve to lose as Posh failed to build on back-to-back wins. Ferguson's side created few chances before Boyd drove in through a crowded penalty area from the edge of the box to claim his sixth goal of the season and set up a tense finish.

Ferguson said: "I said at half-time that I think we got caught in a bit of a trap because of they way they played.

"We were in control of the game I felt, they didn't cause us any problems really but I just think we seemed content to play at a tempo that suited them. I don't know if there was enough conviction about us in the first half which disappointed me more than anything really.

"But then we got control of the game again possession-wise and we've lost a poor second and I thought when Boyd scored we would get something out of it.

"I don't think it was a game we deserved to lose. We've put ourselves in a position where virtually every game is a cup final because we've had such a poor start to the season."