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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.

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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Norwich City 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Alexander Tettey (Norwich City).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Stevie May (Sheffield Wednesday).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Cameron Jerome (Norwich City).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Booking

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Booking

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