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Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Norwich City

Kieran Westwood
Keiren Westwood is in his first season at Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Keiren Westwood pulled off a string of late saves to deny Norwich City victory.

The Owls have now gone seven games without a win, while Norwich have not won themselves in five matches.

After a scrappy first half, the Canaries pushed for a winner but were to be denied by Republic of Ireland keeper Westwood.

His highlights included tipping Nathan Redmond's shot around the post before parrying away Cameron Jerome's volley.

The point at home moved Wednesday up to 12th in the table, while Norwich drop to sixth and claim the last play-off spot in the Championship.

The two sides each spurned opportunities to break the deadlock in the first half.

Wednesday's French midfielder Jeremy Helan played in Claude Dielna, only for his precise cross to be headed wide by Stevie May from close range.

At the other end, former Bournemouth striker Lewis Grabban - now without a goal in his last five games - shot straight at Westwood from Russell Martin's header.

Kieran Lee volleyed over Atdhe Nuhiu's knock-down as the hosts began to improve, and Nuhiu was in the action again when he cut in from the left and bundled past Steven Whittaker, only for keeper John Ruddy to gather his cut-back.

Norwich picked up the pace after the break, and Martin headed substitute Gary O'Neill's free-kick over the bar.

Gary Taylor-Fletcher almost made a goal-scoring debut from the bench, following his arrival at Wednesday on loan from Leicester, but he failed to convert from Dielna's long ball in.

Westwood came into his own in the final stages, making a good save from Jerome after another O'Neill free-kick and then denying Redmond.

The Owls keeper kept out another Jerome effort and O'Neill went on to head wide from close range.

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Gray on Wednesday v Norwich

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray:

"It became the Keiren Westwood show - save after save after save he's ended up pulling off.

"They're a good side and they put the ball into dangerous areas.

"Keiren Westwood has shown what a top-quality keeper he is with a man-of-the-match performance."

Norwich manager Neil Adams:

"I thought we were too slow out the blocks - I was a bit disappointed with the level we started the game at.

"I thought the longer the game went on the better we got and certainly the second half was very good.

"Unfortunately we ran into a keeper who was in world-class form today - full credit to him."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 8Palmer
  • 15Lees
  • 5Loovens
  • 35DielnaSubstituted forMaghomaat 81'minutes
  • 10MaguireBooked at 42minsSubstituted forDrentheat 57'minutes
  • 20LeeBooked at 83mins
  • 6SemedoBooked at 90mins
  • 17HelanBooked at 45mins
  • 9NuhiuSubstituted forTaylor-Fletcherat 57'minutes
  • 7May

Substitutes

  • 11Drenthe
  • 12Taylor-Fletcher
  • 14Coke
  • 19Maghoma
  • 24Madine
  • 28Hope
  • 43Kirkland

Norwich

  • 1Ruddy
  • 2Whittaker
  • 5Martin
  • 6TurnerBooked at 50mins
  • 23Olsson
  • 27TetteyBooked at 90mins
  • 8Howson
  • 4JohnsonBooked at 30minsSubstituted forRedmondat 67'minutes
  • 39Odjidja-OfoeSubstituted forO'Neilat 45'minutes
  • 10Jerome
  • 7Grabban

Substitutes

  • 11Hooper
  • 12Hooiveld
  • 15Miquel
  • 21Murphy
  • 22Redmond
  • 26Rudd
  • 28O'Neil
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
20,898

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamNorwich
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home7
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away10
Fouls
Home17
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Norwich City 0.

Full Time

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

Booking

Alexander Tettey (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alexander Tettey (Norwich City).

Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Steven Whittaker (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stevie May (Sheffield Wednesday).

Foul by Cameron Jerome (Norwich City).

Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Norwich City. Jonny Howson tries a through ball, but Lewis Grabban is caught offside.

Booking

Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.

Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday).

Offside, Norwich City. Martin Olsson tries a through ball, but Lewis Grabban is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) because of an injury.

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

Offside, Norwich City. Jonny Howson tries a through ball, but Cameron Jerome is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Gary O'Neil (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jonny Howson (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt missed. Russell Martin (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nathan Redmond with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Jeremy Helan.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jacques Maghoma replaces Claude Dielna because of an injury.

Delay in match Claude Dielna (Sheffield Wednesday) because of an injury.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Liam Palmer.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Keiren Westwood.

Attempt saved. Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Martin Olsson with a cross.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Tom Lees.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Keiren Westwood.

Attempt saved. Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lewis Grabban.

Foul by Cameron Jerome (Norwich City).

Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Keiren Westwood.

Attempt saved. Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Gary O'Neil with a cross.

Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt missed. Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Stevie May.

goal

As It Stood

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1Derby1475224121226
2Watford1475226151126
3Wolves147522115626
4Bournemouth1473428141424
5Middlesbrough147341912724
6Norwich1465322121023
7Nottm Forest145722316722
8Blackburn146442120122
9Charlton145721615122
10Ipswich145632016421
11Cardiff145451817119
12Sheff Wed144731111019
13Brentford145451619-319
14Reading145361823-518
15Millwall144551416-217
16Rotherham144551518-317
17Huddersfield144551925-617
18Leeds144461418-416
19Wigan143651415-115
20Fulham144281925-614
21Brighton142751316-313
22Bolton143291324-1111
23Birmingham142571228-1611
24Blackpool141310822-146
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