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Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

Tom Lees
Sheffield Wednesday defender Tom Lees has helped his team keep three successive clean sheets

Brighton relinquished their hold on top spot in the Championship after a drab goalless draw at Sheffield Wednesday.

Despite the disappointment of losing their place at the top of the second tier, the Seagulls are now unbeaten in 16 league matches, equalling a club record set in 1931.

Brighton striker Sam Baldock forced a save from Owls keeper Keiren Westwood after the break.

Full-back Daniel Pudil fired narrowly wide for the hosts late on.

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Hughton on Sheff Wed v Brighton

The result stretched Sheffield Wednesday's own unbeaten run to 11 matches in all competitions.

A third successive draw means Brighton are off top spot for the first time since 29 August, while Wednesday remain eighth, a point off the play-off places.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal:

"Eleven matches unbeaten is fantastic. Brighton are a very good team, the way they play is similar to us.

"They created some chances, so did we, but it is important to match strong teams and we have another point.

"I don't want to kill expectations of the fans, but we must understand that we are in a very strong competition and Brighton are one of the strongest sides. I am very proud of my players."

Brighton manager Chris Hughton:

"I think that was a fair result, I don't think either team deserved to win or lose it.

"We look to win every game, but in the form Wednesday are in, and with the options they have got, we will take a point.

"We are showing a lot more resilience now and have had some really good performances, and if you are not at your best and do not lose then it is a good sign."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 32Hunt
  • 15Lees
  • 5Loovens
  • 36Pudil
  • 33WallaceSubstituted forHelanat 77'minutes
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 20Lee
  • 41Bannan
  • 45Forestieri
  • 18Lucas JoãoSubstituted forNuhiuat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Semedo
  • 9Nuhiu
  • 10McGugan
  • 14Hooper
  • 17Helan
  • 23Sasso
  • 28Wildsmith

Brighton

  • 13Stockdale
  • 2Bruno
  • 4Hünemeier
  • 5Dunk
  • 23Rosenior
  • 14Calderon
  • 7Kayal
  • 6Stephens
  • 20March
  • 10HemedSubstituted forCroftsat 72'minutes
  • 9BaldockSubstituted forManuat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mäenpää
  • 8Crofts
  • 15Murphy
  • 17Goldson
  • 18Forster-Caskey
  • 19Manu
  • 24Ince
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
23,712

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamBrighton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.

Foul by Íñigo Calderón (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Elvis Manu replaces Sam Baldock.

Íñigo Calderón (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Foul by Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Andrew Crofts (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday).

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Lewis Dunk.

Attempt missed. Daniel Pudil (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Atdhe Nuhiu.

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Liam Rosenior tries a through ball, but Sam Baldock is caught offside.

Foul by Beram Kayal (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Uwe Hünemeier (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Foul by Beram Kayal (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jeremy Helan replaces Ross Wallace.

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Bruno tries a through ball, but Sam Baldock is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Sam Baldock (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Íñigo Calderón.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Daniel Pudil tries a through ball, but Fernando Forestieri is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Andrew Crofts replaces Tommer Hemed.

Foul by Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Uwe Hünemeier (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Íñigo Calderón following a set piece situation.

Attempt missed. Íñigo Calderón (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Solly March with a cross following a set piece situation.

Hand ball by Daniel Pudil (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt blocked. Íñigo Calderón (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dale Stephens with a cross.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Jack Hunt.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Barry Bannan.

Attempt blocked. Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Atdhe Nuhiu.

Attempt missed. Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sam Hutchinson.

Foul by Beram Kayal (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull159422381531
2Burnley159422314931
3Brighton158701911831
4Middlesbrough159332491530
5Derby1586122101230
6Birmingham157441915425
7Reading156632315824
8Sheff Wed156631916324
9Cardiff155731512322
10Ipswich155641821-321
11Fulham155552723420
12Brentford156272022-220
13QPR155462224-219
14Wolves155372021-118
15Blackburn153751414016
16Preston153751113-216
17Leeds153751319-616
18Huddersfield153661620-415
19Nottm Forest153571116-514
20MK Dons154291321-814
21Bristol City153571726-914
22Bolton151771022-1210
23Charlton152491125-1410
24Rotherham1523101528-139
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