Championship strugglers Bolton and Sheffield Wednesday scored a goal apiece as the sides played out a compelling draw at the Reebok Stadium.

Jermaine Beckford put the hosts ahead in the early stages, but Alex Baptiste headed into his own net to equalise.

Wednesday's Jermaine Johnson had a second-half header ruled out, before team-mate Jose Semedo was sent off late on for a foul on Jay Spearing.

Winless Wednesday

The Owls remain the only club without a win in the Championship. They have now drawn seven of their previous nine games, including the last three

Owls keeper Chris Kirkland produced two fine late saves to preserve a point.

Wednesday came into the match in the final relegation spot, two points and two places behind opponents Bolton who were in 20th, but the visitors started the brighter.

Giles Coke shot wide when picked out by Michail Antonio, and Wanderers goalkeeper Adam Bogdan produced a smart stop when Matty Fryatt was played through on goal.

Buoyed by the reprieve, Bolton went ahead against the run of play when Beckford stroked home his second goal in as many games after being found by a sublime flick by Neil Danns.

The equaliser came in fortuitous circumstances, as Baptiste turned a teasing Jeremy Helan cross into his own net.

Dave Jones's players controlled the match into the second half and looked to have gone in front after Johnson reacted quickest after a Stephen McPhail free-kick was deflected to him.

However, assistant referee Sian Massey ruled that players in offside positions were impeding Bogdan.

The Hungarian's opposite number Kirkland then had to be at his best after Semedo was sent off for a two-footed tackle on Spearing six minutes before the end.

Kirkland kept his side in the game as two superb saves from Tim Ream and Baptiste's headers followed to ensure that Bolton's late push was not rewarded with a win.

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman:

"We started very well and were playing some fantastic stuff. Jermaine scored a beautiful goal, but once again at home there was a huge piece of misfortune for us with the own goal.

"We showed great courage to try to force a winner and had four or five really good chances to do that.

"As soon as anybody leaves the ground then you run the risk of being sent off. Semedo's jumped off the floor and committed a dangerous tackle on Jay Spearing. For the goal, the guy's a yard offside and the assistant referee's done very well to spot it."

Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones:

"It wasn't a sending-off, they had a youngster who should have been sent off and it should have been a goal. Hopefully, Chris [Foy, referee] will review it and see that the lineslady was very quick in lifting her flag and I can't see where the offside is.

"As for the red card, you can normally tell by the reaction of players and that's what Semmy is all about. That's not his game, that's why he was so upset. His foot has slid across the floor and he's taken the ball. I just feel that some of the big decisions weren't right and we'll certainly be appealing.

"I can't fault my players' efforts because they were fantastic throughout. Chris Kirkland has pulled off two terrific saves at the end but, up until the sending-off, there was only one winner for me."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Bolton Wanderers

  • 01 Bogdan
  • 17 McNaughton
  • 15 Baptiste Booked
  • 44 Kamara
  • 04 Mills
  • 05 Ream
  • 26 Feeney (Lee Chung-yong - 58' )
  • 06 Spearing
  • 10 Beckford
  • 18 Danns (Ngog - 78' )
  • 07 Eagles (Hall - 69' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 09 Ngog
  • 11 Hall
  • 12 Knight
  • 14 Moritz
  • 21 Pratley
  • 24 Lonergan
  • 27 Lee Chung-yong

Sheffield Wednesday

  • 01 Kirkland
  • 02 Buxton
  • 03 Johnson
  • 06 Semedo Dismissed
  • 05 Zayatte
  • 08 Johnson
  • 07 Antonio
  • 14 Coke (Palmer - 94' )
  • 28 Fryatt (Johnson - 65' )
  • 27 McPhail Booked
  • 17 Helan

Substitutes

  • 10 Maghoma
  • 11 Johnson
  • 19 Mattock
  • 22 Palmer
  • 26 Martinez
  • 32 Llera
  • 34 Nuhui
Ref: Chris Foy
Att: 17,177

Match Stats

Shots

13 15

On target

7 4

Corners

5 3

Fouls

17 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

90:00 +4:31 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

90:00 +3:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Liam Palmer replaces Giles Coke.

90:00 +2:11

Attempt saved. Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong.

90:00 +2:00

Attempt saved. Matthew Mills (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong with a cross.

90:00 +1:39

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Michail Antonio.

90:00 +1:23

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Kamil Zayatte.

90:00 +1:19

Attempt saved. Matthew Mills (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong with a cross.

90:00 +0:54

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jeremy Helan.

89:11

Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:11

Foul by David Ngog (Bolton Wanderers).

88:21

Attempt missed. Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

87:54

Attempt saved. Matthew Mills (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Ngog.

87:10

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Kamil Zayatte.

85:33

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

84:20

Delay in match Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) because of an injury.

84:07 Dismissal

Dismissal Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

83:46

Foul by Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday).

83:46

Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:29

Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:29

Foul by Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers).

80:37 Booking

Booking Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

80:22

Lewis Buxton (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:22

Foul by Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers).

78:11

Attempt saved. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong.

77:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. David Ngog replaces Neil Danns.

77:14 Booking

Booking Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

77:03

Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:03

Foul by Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers).

75:36

Attempt blocked. Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jermaine Johnson.

75:06

Hand ball by Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers).

74:21 Booking

Booking Stephen McPhail (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

74:11

Foul by Stephen McPhail (Sheffield Wednesday).

74:11

Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:05

Attempt blocked. Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lewis Buxton with a cross.

72:30

Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:30

Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers).

71:36

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Jermaine Johnson tries a through ball, but Roger Johnson is caught offside.

70:38

Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

70:38

Foul by Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers).

68:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Robert Hall replaces Chris Eagles.

67:52

Attempt missed. Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Giles Coke with a headed pass.

67:08

Attempt missed. Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong.

66:31

Attempt blocked. Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Michail Antonio with a cross.

65:19

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Tim Ream tries a through ball, but Jermaine Beckford is caught offside.

64:41

Foul by Lewis Buxton (Sheffield Wednesday).

64:41

Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

64:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jermaine Johnson replaces Matty Fryatt.

62:27

Foul by Kamil Zayatte (Sheffield Wednesday).

62:27

Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:47

Attempt missed. Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

61:44

Attempt blocked. Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

61:06

Attempt blocked. Matty Fryatt (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jeremy Helan.

58:20

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Matthew Mills tries a through ball, but Jermaine Beckford is caught offside.

57:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Lee Chung-Yong replaces Liam Feeney.

56:46

Foul by Kamil Zayatte (Sheffield Wednesday).

56:46

Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:10

Foul by Matty Fryatt (Sheffield Wednesday).

55:10

Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:04

Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:04

Foul by Liam Feeney (Bolton Wanderers).

53:30

Attempt blocked. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

52:48

Attempt missed. Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jeremy Helan with a cross.

51:30

Foul by Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday).

51:30

Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:51

Attempt saved. Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lewis Buxton.

49:27

Attempt saved. Lewis Buxton (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

47:48

Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:48

Foul by Matthew Mills (Bolton Wanderers).

46:20

Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

46:20

Foul by Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers).

45:00

Second Half begins Bolton Wanderers 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

45:00 +1:29 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

44:12

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Chris Eagles tries a through ball, but Neil Danns is caught offside.

36:19

Foul by Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday).

36:19

Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

34:43

Foul by Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday).

34:43

Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:14

Attempt missed. Matty Fryatt (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Lewis Buxton with a cross.

31:53

Lewis Buxton (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:53

Foul by Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers).

29:26

Attempt missed. Roger Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Michail Antonio with a cross.

28:33

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

27:38

Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers).

27:38

Kamil Zayatte (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:43 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Alex Baptiste, Bolton Wanderers. Bolton Wanderers 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

24:56

Attempt blocked. Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Neil Danns.

23:15

Foul by Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday).

23:15

Kevin McNaughton (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:42

Stephen McPhail (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

21:42

Foul by Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers).

19:56

Foul by Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday).

19:56

Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:50

Attempt saved. Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Eagles.

18:21

Attempt blocked. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Neil Danns.

16:34

Attempt missed. Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Stephen McPhail following a set piece situation.

16:05

Foul by Medo (Bolton Wanderers).

16:05

Matty Fryatt (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

15:06 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bolton Wanderers 1, Sheffield Wednesday 0. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Neil Danns.

13:59

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Adam Bogdan.

13:52

Attempt saved. Roger Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stephen McPhail with a cross.

13:26

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Tim Ream.

12:54

Attempt saved. Matty Fryatt (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Giles Coke.

12:10

Attempt missed. Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Michail Antonio.

11:30

Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

11:30

Foul by Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday).

6:54

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Kamil Zayatte.

3:44

Foul by Liam Feeney (Bolton Wanderers).

3:44

Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:37

Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers).

2:37

Kamil Zayatte (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:22

Foul by Medo (Bolton Wanderers).

1:22

Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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