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Sheff Wed0Rotherham0

Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Rotherham United

Stuart Gray
Stuart Gray's side last scored a goal at Hillsborough on 20 September

Sheffield Wednesday's search for a second home win of the season goes on after they were held to a goalless draw by local rivals Rotherham.

The Owls, winless in nine, have gone over 400 minutes without a home goal.

Jeremy Helan and Stevie May both went close for the hosts who nearly went ahead when Millers keeper Adam Collin nearly sliced Kirk Broadfoot's backpass into his own goal.

Paul Green headed the visiting side's best chance wide.

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Stuart Gray: Wednesday head coach on Rotherham draw

Stuart Gray's side, who were sixth after their last win over Reading on 20 September, had the first chance of the game but Gary Taylor-Fletcher flicked Helan's cross just past the post.

The Millers should have taken the lead when Ben Pringle's corner found Green unmarked but the Republic of Ireland international headed wide.

The hosts nearly broke their home duck in bizarre circumstances when Atdhe Nuhiu pressurised Broadfoot into over-hitting his backpass to Collin who saw his sliced clearance go just wide.

Frazer Richardson and Paul Taylor both went close for the visitors before Helan and Glenn Loovens had chances for the hosts.

The home crowd cried for a penalty when Kieran Lee appeared to be felled in the area by Broadfoot but they had to settle for a point that sees them move up to 13th.

The draw stretches Rotherham's winless run to five.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray:

"I was looking for the referee to give a penalty for us. I was looking at the reactions, it's not just one player, it's five players.

"It was a tight, tight game in a local derby and the penalty would have come at the right time to get our noses in front.

"Kieran Lee is not one to talk much but he has said to me that it was a definite penalty.

"Why would he go down? He'd turned the boy with a great piece of skill, his next job was to shoot at goal.

"They are the big decisions, we are disappointed. They are the little margins we aren't getting at the moment."

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Steve Evans: Rotherham manager on Wednesday draw

Rotherham boss Steve Evans:

"We are disappointed. We have worked on a system and shape that's worked and for a period in the first half we have almost laid siege in their half.

"But chances come and if big chances are missed that makes the difference in a derby. We worked especially hard on set-plays.

"We go away a little bit frustrated that we didn't take advantage in the final third."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 8Palmer
  • 15Lees
  • 5Loovens
  • 17Helan
  • 10MaguireSubstituted forLeeat 66'minutes
  • 6Semedo
  • 14Coke
  • 19Maghoma
  • 7May
  • 12Taylor-FletcherSubstituted forNuhiuat 38'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Nuhiu
  • 16McCabe
  • 20Lee
  • 21Corry
  • 25Young
  • 35Dielna
  • 43Kirkland

Rotherham

  • 21Collin
  • 16Richardson
  • 20Morgan
  • 5BroadfootBooked at 5mins
  • 3Skarz
  • 33Smallwood
  • 8Frecklington
  • 11Green
  • 18Pringle
  • 26Taylor
  • 9Revell

Substitutes

  • 1Loach
  • 6Wood
  • 10Bowery
  • 15Milsom
  • 27Derbyshire
  • 28Wordsworth
  • 29Clarke-Harris
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
26,986

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Rotherham United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Rotherham United 0.

Attempt missed. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jacques Maghoma with a cross.

Attempt saved. Stevie May (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

Offside, Rotherham United. Ben Pringle tries a through ball, but Alex Revell is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Stevie May (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jacques Maghoma.

Foul by Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday).

Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Paul Taylor (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Offside, Rotherham United. Alex Revell tries a through ball, but Lee Frecklington is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kieran Lee with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Adam Collin.

Attempt saved. Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Giles Coke.

Attempt missed. Joe Skarz (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Keiren Westwood tries a through ball, but Atdhe Nuhiu is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Atdhe Nuhiu following a corner.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Frazer Richardson.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Glenn Loovens.

Attempt blocked. Paul Taylor (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Kieran Lee replaces Chris Maguire.

Attempt missed. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ben Pringle with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Taylor.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Jeremy Helan.

Attempt missed. Frazer Richardson (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Alex Revell.

Attempt blocked. Stevie May (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Maguire.

Attempt missed. Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Richard Smallwood with a headed pass.

Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Skarz (Rotherham United).

Attempt blocked. Paul Taylor (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Adam Collin.

Stevie May (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Morgan (Rotherham United).

Offside, Rotherham United. Adam Collin tries a through ball, but Alex Revell is caught offside.

Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Pringle (Rotherham United).

Foul by Stevie May (Sheffield Wednesday).

Craig Morgan (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Paul Green (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Pringle with a cross.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Derby1795333161732
2Bournemouth1794433161731
3Middlesbrough1794426121431
4Ipswich178632517830
5Watford1785430191129
6Brentford178452423128
7Blackburn177642724327
8Charlton176922018227
9Wolves177642222027
10Norwich177552519626
11Nottm Forest176742623325
12Cardiff176562121023
13Sheff Wed174941214-221
14Reading176382227-521
15Leeds175572024-420
16Huddersfield175572531-620
17Fulham175482731-419
18Millwall174671924-518
19Rotherham174671524-918
20Brighton173861720-317
21Bolton1752102027-717
22Wigan173771822-416
23Birmingham173771429-1516
24Blackpool1714121129-187
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