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Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Queens Park Rangers

Sam Winnall
Sam Winnall had not featured in either of Sheffield Wednesday's matches this season prior to Saturday

Sam Winnall's equaliser earned Sheffield Wednesday their first point of the season after a draw with QPR.

QPR forward Jamie Mackie, who only found the net once in 2016-17, scored his first this campaign from a tough angle after being put in behind.

But Owls sub Winnall drilled home in his first match this term from Barry Bannan's cross to pull the hosts level.

Late on, Kazenga LuaLua had a superb chance to give Rangers victory, but he fired wide when one-on-one.

LuaLua, who joined the R's on loan from Brighton on Friday, was teed up by Conor Washington, but could not find the target as Ian Holloway's men continued their unbeaten start to the season.

Things had been looking rosy for QPR when Mackie slotted past Keiren Westwood, and to make matters worse for Wednesday, Glenn Loovens was injured when he fell awkwardly trying to block the shot.

They also lost Sam Hutchinson to injury, but the double departure brought about the introduction of Winnall, who reportedly had a training ground bust-up with team-mate Fernando Forestieri this week, leading to the Italian being left out of the squad for Saturday's match.

Winnall, who only scored three goals last season after his move from Barnsley, fired home when Bannan's cross fell to him, and Gary Hooper almost put the Owls ahead when Josh Scowen cleared his effort off the line.

Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal:

"The first half was divided. They scored one goal from their one chance and we had a few chances also.

"The second half was completely different. We started very well and this is our Sheffield Wednesday. We pressed Queens Park Rangers much more and moved the ball better.

"We started to create problems, we achieved the first goal, we nearly achieved the second goal with two clear situations, but after 30 minutes we decreased a little. This was where we needed extra energy from the bench, but we lost that opportunity."

QPR manager Ian Holloway:

"By the end of the game, the little spell they had just after half-time, where we could have wobbled... they caught us with a punch and they could have maybe had another couple, but we came through that and gave a good account of ourselves in the end.

"Did we do enough to win? Possibly not, but that final ball on our breaks we had maybe 10 opportunities to put someone through and only one of them ended up being a clear chance.

"All I know is we're improving, we're learning and there were lots of bits I really liked. Obviously I'll have to take one point instead of the three we wanted."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 2Hunt
  • 15Lees
  • 12LoovensSubstituted forWinnallat 27'minutes
  • 36Pudil
  • 33Wallace
  • 23HutchinsonSubstituted forJonesat 13'minutes
  • 10Bannan
  • 20Reach
  • 14Hooper
  • 7RhodesSubstituted forFletcherat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Jones
  • 9Fletcher
  • 11Winnall
  • 16Palmer
  • 21Boyd
  • 28Wildsmith
  • 41Abdi

QPR

  • 1Smithies
  • 24Perch
  • 5Onuoha
  • 6LynchBooked at 40mins
  • 22WszolekSubstituted forFurlongat 90+3'minutes
  • 21Luongo
  • 11ScowenBooked at 82mins
  • 7FreemanSubstituted forManningat 80'minutes
  • 3BidwellBooked at 66mins
  • 12MackieSubstituted forLua Luaat 79'minutes
  • 9Washington

Substitutes

  • 2Furlong
  • 13Ingram
  • 14Manning
  • 16Borysiuk
  • 17Smith
  • 20Baptiste
  • 35Lua Lua
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
25,537

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home10
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Queens Park Rangers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Queens Park Rangers 1.

Darnell Furlong (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Darnell Furlong replaces Pawel Wszolek.

Attempt blocked. Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Barry Bannan.

Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers).

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

Foul by Kazenga Lua Lua (Queens Park Rangers).

Foul by Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday).

Josh Scowen (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Steven Fletcher replaces Jordan Rhodes.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Nedum Onuoha.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Kazenga Lua Lua (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Conor Washington.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Nedum Onuoha.

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

Booking

Josh Scowen (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Scowen (Queens Park Rangers).

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Ryan Manning replaces Luke Freeman.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Kazenga Lua Lua replaces Jamie Mackie.

Jordan Rhodes (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt saved. Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Massimo Luongo.

Foul by Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday).

Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jordan Rhodes (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Perch (Queens Park Rangers).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Sam Winnall (Sheffield Wednesday) because of an injury.

Delay in match Alex Smithies (Queens Park Rangers) because of an injury.

Foul by Sam Winnall (Sheffield Wednesday).

Alex Smithies (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Massimo Luongo tries a through ball, but Conor Washington is caught offside.

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Massimo Luongo tries a through ball, but Jamie Mackie is caught offside.

Booking

Jake Bidwell (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sam Winnall (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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