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Brentford 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Andre Gray of Brentford holds off Sheffield Wednesdays Tom Lees
Hosts Brentford were unable to breach Sheffield Wednesday's defence.

Championship rivals Brentford and Sheffield Wednesday fought out an entertaining 0-0 draw at Griffin Park.

The Bees thought they had taken the lead in the 10th minute but Andre Gray's side-footed finish from Jota's cross was ruled out for offside.

In the dying seconds, Owls substitute Royston Drenthe's free-kick brought a save from goalkeeper David Button.

But in the end neither side had the cutting edge to break down two resolute defences in an end-to-end encounter.

Brentford, who slip to 12th in the table, headed into the match off the back of a 0-0 draw with Wigan and pressured the visitors for the first 25 minutes.

Wednesday, who are now without a win in four league games, worked their way back in an action-packed opening half, with Stevie May hitting the post with a volley from Chris Maguire's 36th-minute free-kick.

After the break, Owls midfielder Jose Semedo almost put through his own net and team-mate Liam Palmer headed Jonathan Douglas's near-post header off the line before the visitors embarked on a 15-minute spell of pressure.

However, Brentford finished the strongest and were left to rue a number of missed chances as Jota blazed over the best chance of the game and substitute Nick Proschwitz squandered two clear-cut chances right at the death.

Wednesday drop to 13th, but remain one point behind Brentford, four points off the play-off places.

Brentford manager Mark Warburton: "We believe Andre was onside when he scored and the video backs that up, but there is little we can do about it after the event.

"For 25 to 30 minutes we were excellent. It was the second end-to-end type game we've had this week but we have to be more clinical and we have to take our chances.

"It is all about fine margins at this level, but we are creating chances and that is the main thing. We will keep working to get it right."

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray: "Not many teams will come to Brentford and keep a clean sheet.

"They put us under a lot of pressure but in the last 25 minutes of the first half we dominated the game and we created chances, but Brentford break quickly.

"To be honest, how it's ended up goalless I don't know.

"We could have lost the game at the end when the lad (Nick) Proschwitz had a chance, but a draw is probably a fair result in the end."

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 12McCormackBooked at 67mins
  • 5Craig
  • 6Dean
  • 3Bidwell
  • 8Douglas
  • 10Odubajo
  • 21Pritchard
  • 18JudgeSubstituted forDiagouragaat 77'minutes
  • 23JotaSubstituted forProschwitzat 76'minutes
  • 19GraySubstituted forToralat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Bonham
  • 17Toral
  • 20Diagouraga
  • 22Alves Coelho
  • 28Yennaris
  • 33Moore
  • 39Proschwitz

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 8Palmer
  • 15Lees
  • 5Loovens
  • 3MattockBooked at 70mins
  • 10Maguire
  • 6Semedo
  • 20LeeSubstituted forMadineat 73'minutes
  • 17Helan
  • 9Nuhiu
  • 7MayBooked at 84minsSubstituted forDrentheat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Drenthe
  • 14Coke
  • 19Maghoma
  • 24Madine
  • 28Hope
  • 35Dielna
  • 43Kirkland
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
10,826

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away8
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brentford 0, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brentford 0, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Brentford. David Button tries a through ball, but Alex Pritchard is caught offside.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jon-Miquel Toral (Brentford).

  6. Post update

    Royston Drenthe (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nick Proschwitz (Brentford) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Alan McCormack with a cross.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Jon-Miquel Toral replaces Andre Gray.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Royston Drenthe replaces Stevie May.

  11. Booking

    Stevie May (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Nick Proschwitz (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Stevie May (Sheffield Wednesday).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Alan McCormack.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Harlee Dean.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Joe Mattock.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Chris Maguire.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Liam Palmer.

  20. Post update

    Alex Pritchard (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Derby1375123101326
2Watford1374225141125
3Middlesbrough137241811723
4Wolves136521914523
5Norwich1364322121022
6Nottm Forest135712213922
7Charlton135711612422
8Bournemouth136342014621
9Ipswich135531814420
10Cardiff135441816219
11Blackburn135441819-119
12Brentford135441516-119
13Sheff Wed134631111018
14Rotherham134451417-316
15Leeds134451316-316
16Huddersfield134451723-616
17Reading134361523-815
18Millwall133551316-314
19Wigan132651214-212
20Brighton132651215-312
21Birmingham132561220-811
22Fulham133281625-911
23Bolton132291023-138
24Blackpool13139819-116
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