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Norwich City 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Alex Neil
Alex Neil guided Norwich City to promotion from the Championship in 2015

Norwich City were held to a goalless draw by Sheffield Wednesday in their first home match of the season.

Alex Neil's side, who began life back in the Championship with a 4-1 win at Blackburn, almost led before the break when Sam Hutchinson struck his own bar.

But the Owls edged the second period, with Gary Hooper well denied by substitute goalkeeper Michael McGovern.

Wednesday were without striker Fernando Forestieri, who refused to play amidst recent transfer speculation.

The 26-year-old striker has been linked with a move to Championship rivals Derby County, having scored 15 times last season.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal said after the match the Italian had "caused a problem to himself", and that chairman Dejphon Chansiri had confirmed to him that no player was for sale.

Despite enjoying large spells of possession after half-time, last season's losing play-off finalists failed to create many clear-cut opportunities at Carrow Road.

Both sides remain unbeaten in the league after two matches.

Line-ups

Norwich

  • 1RuddySubstituted forMcGovernat 45'minutes
  • 25Pinto
  • 24BennettBooked at 55mins
  • 15Klose
  • 3OlssonSubstituted forMurphyat 34'minutes
  • 8Howson
  • 27Tettey
  • 14Hoolahan
  • 7Naismith
  • 12Brady
  • 10JeromeSubstituted forMulumbuat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Martin
  • 6Bassong
  • 17Canos
  • 18Mulumbu
  • 30Morris
  • 31Murphy
  • 33McGovern

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 32Hunt
  • 15Lees
  • 23Hutchinson
  • 36Pudil
  • 33WallaceSubstituted forBuckleyat 81'minutes
  • 5Lee
  • 41Bannan
  • 7AbdiBooked at 64mins
  • 14HooperSubstituted forFletcherat 72'minutes
  • 19Lucas JoãoSubstituted forNuhiuat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wildsmith
  • 6Fletcher
  • 16Palmer
  • 24Semedo
  • 38Buckley
  • 42Vermijl
  • 44Nuhiu
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
26,236

Match Stats

Home TeamNorwichAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home6
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home10
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Norwich City 0, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Norwich City 0, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

Offside, Norwich City. Wes Hoolahan tries a through ball, but Josh Murphy is caught offside.

Foul by Daniel Pudil (Sheffield Wednesday).

Ivo Pinto (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Almen Abdi (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Murphy (Norwich City).

William Buckley (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Timm Klose (Norwich City).

Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Youssouf Mulumbu (Norwich City).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Lucas João.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Youssouf Mulumbu.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. William Buckley replaces Ross Wallace.

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

Foul by Youssouf Mulumbu (Norwich City).

Attempt saved. Ryan Bennett (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan with a cross.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Tom Lees.

Attempt blocked. Steven Naismith (Norwich City) right footed shot from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan with a cross.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Ivo Pinto.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Daniel Pudil.

Attempt blocked. Robbie Brady (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Murphy.

Foul by Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday).

Robbie Brady (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Youssouf Mulumbu replaces Cameron Jerome.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Steven Fletcher replaces Gary Hooper.

Attempt blocked. Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross Wallace with a cross.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Ryan Bennett.

Attempt saved. Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gary Hooper.

Attempt saved. Josh Murphy (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Robbie Brady.

Foul by Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday).

Josh Murphy (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Almen Abdi (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Almen Abdi (Sheffield Wednesday).

Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gary Hooper.

Offside, Norwich City. Wes Hoolahan tries a through ball, but Cameron Jerome is caught offside.

Foul by Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday).

Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Daniel Pudil (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

goal

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