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Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Wolves

Joe Mason
Joe Mason went close for Wolves either side of the break

Sheffield Wednesday survived a Wolves onslaught to share the spoils in a tense goalless draw at Hillsborough.

Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme denied Vincent Sasso early on and also made a double save to foil Steven Fletcher and Fernando Forestieri before the break.

But Jon Dadi Bodvarsson hit the bar and Joe Mason fired his follow-up over as Wolves ended the first half strongly.

Mason then hit the post with a shot before Matt Doherty had a strike cleared off the line by Adam Reach.

The draw left Wednesday sixth in the Championship table and in the play-off places, with Wolves - just the second team to keep the Owls scoreless at home this season - remaining 18th after 25 games.

In a bright start, and Wednesday's strongest spell of the game, Ikeme did well to keep a Sasso header out from a Barry Bannan free-kick.

And while Fletcher and Forestieri again had the visiting keeper scrambling before the break, he was rarely troubled after that.

At the other end, a penalty shout was turned away as Owls keeper Keiren Westwood appeared to bring down Doherty late in the half which ended with Bodvarsson's effort against the woodwork and Mason's miss.

The visitors continued to pressure after the break, carving out chances but failing to take them, while Wednesday fashioned a number of chances of their own with Forestieri having the best of them saved by Ikeme.

Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal:

"I think it was a typical game after such a short break of 48 hours. You try your best, you put the best team out to win the game but you also have to put out the team who has recovered the best.

"I think the scoreline was correct. We had chances, they had chances. We wanted to do better in this game, but we did what we could have done under the circumstances and the draw was the fair result.

"I don't know if we win one point or lose two points but I think the time off now will be very good to us."

Wolves manager Paul Lambert:

"I think anybody at the stadium saw that we deserved to win. If we walked out of the stadium winning 3-0 I don't think anybody would have questioned it.

"I thought the pressing was fantastic. The game-plan was perfect, other than the goals we deserved to get. Everything about us, the passing, the tempo. I'm just disappointed we've managed not to win.

"It shows you how far we've come. It wasn't that long ago that Sheffield Wednesday came down to our place and beat us quite easily, so the progress we've made is huge."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 32Hunt
  • 15Lees
  • 39Sasso
  • 9Reach
  • 10McManamanSubstituted forLucas Joãoat 53'minutes
  • 5LeeSubstituted forWallaceat 45'minutes
  • 23HutchinsonBooked at 60mins
  • 41Bannan
  • 6FletcherSubstituted forJonesat 76'minutes
  • 45Forestieri

Substitutes

  • 2Wildsmith
  • 3Jones
  • 16Palmer
  • 19Lucas João
  • 33Wallace
  • 36Pudil
  • 44Nuhiu

Wolves

  • 1Ikeme
  • 16Coady
  • 6Batth
  • 5Stearman
  • 2Doherty
  • 4Edwards
  • 19Price
  • 17CostaSubstituted forCavaleiroat 61'minutes
  • 10Mason
  • 43RonanSubstituted forDickoat 68'minutes
  • 22Bödvarsson

Substitutes

  • 8Saville
  • 9Dicko
  • 18Iorfa
  • 26Enobakhare
  • 30Hause
  • 31Burgoyne
  • 50Cavaleiro
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
30,549

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home16
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Vincent Sasso.

Attempt missed. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jack Hunt.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Danny Batth.

David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt blocked. Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Hutchinson.

Attempt blocked. Joe Mason (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson with a cross.

Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Vincent Sasso (Sheffield Wednesday).

Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt saved. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucas João.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. David Jones replaces Steven Fletcher.

Attempt blocked. Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Reach with a cross.

David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday).

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Keiren Westwood.

Attempt saved. Joe Mason (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Batth.

Attempt missed. Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Fernando Forestieri.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nouha Dicko replaces Connor Ronan because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Connor Ronan (Wolverhampton Wanderers) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Reach.

Attempt blocked. Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas João.

Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Barry Bannan.

Attempt missed. Vincent Sasso (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by David Edwards.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Ivan Cavaleiro replaces Hélder Costa.

Booking

Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt blocked. Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton24166240152554
2Newcastle25171748202852
3Reading2414463632446
4Huddersfield2514473028246
5Leeds25143834241045
6Sheff Wed2512672824442
7Derby2511772418640
8Barnsley2511594337638
9Norwich25114104137437
10Fulham2499641301136
11Preston2510693332136
12Aston Villa2581162624235
13Birmingham259883035-535
14Brentford2596103231133
15Ipswich2587102529-431
16Wolves2578103234-229
17QPR2585122436-1229
18Bristol City2583143335-227
19Cardiff2476112738-1127
20Nottm Forest2575133745-826
21Burton2567122634-825
22Blackburn2566132940-1124
23Wigan2547142031-1119
24Rotherham2534182555-3013
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