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Huddersfield Town 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Chris Powell
Chris Powell's Huddersfield remain a point behind the Owls

Sheffield Wednesday were denied a late penalty at Huddersfield as they failed to win for a 10th league game in a row.

Joel Lynch appeared to foul Chris Maguire but referee Graham Salisbury instead gave the free-kick to Town, believing the forward had dived.

Stevie May hit the bar and a post for the Owls, while Royston Drenthe's shot was superbly saved by Joe Murphy.

The Terriers' best chances fell to Nahki Wells, who twice had efforts blocked by Keiren Westwood.

The Wednesday goalkeeper was not as busy as his opposite number, who was also involved in three incidents with May.

The Scotland international's two late challenges on Murphy and the keeper's late clip on May added some spice to a drab affair, with Drenthe having the first shot on target in the 65th minute.

The former Real Madrid player - on loan from Reading - also came close when he was through on goal only to be denied by a brilliant clearance by Mark Hudson.

May, the Owls' most potent threat, was unlucky not to score when he surged into the area before smashing a fierce effort that came off the underside of the bar and a post.

The home side felt they should have had a penalty when Lynch appeared to bring down Maguire with 10 minutes remaining, but referee Salisbury was not convinced.

And they went agonisingly close to scoring moments later when Drenthe broke into the area only to see his angled strike pushed away by Murphy.

The result leaves Wednesday in 13th with 22 points, while Huddersfield move up to 14th - a point behind.

Huddersfield boss Chris Powell:

(On the penalty decision) "It was a great decision by the ref.

"Sometimes they go for you and I must admit, looking at my players, they turned away, but their players went for it, which is natural.

"I suppose we've had one or two ourselves this season where we've thought it was a penalty.

"I'm happy with a 0-0 and a clean sheet. It can be difficult for referees. It went in our favour, that's all I'm saying."

Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray:

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Wednesday head coach on Huddersfield draw

"That's the last three games where we have not had the rub of the green.

"That was a stonewall penalty. There was no way that was a dive by Maguire in the box. I can't believe he's booked him.

"You want the right decisions. At the moment, we are not getting them.

"We can't feel sorry for ourselves. We had two or three more opportunities to get our noses in front.

"The ball seemed to be bobbling around the six-yard box and we just wanted somebody to stick it into the net."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 13Murphy
  • 27Smith
  • 4Hudson
  • 33Lynch
  • 3Dixon
  • 10CoadySubstituted forWardat 67'minutes
  • 44PoyetBooked at 83mins
  • 8Butterfield
  • 7Scannell
  • 16Holt
  • 30BunnSubstituted forWellsat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Hogg
  • 11Ward
  • 15Wallace
  • 17Robinson
  • 21Wells
  • 31Allinson
  • 37Peltier

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 8Palmer
  • 15Lees
  • 5LoovensBooked at 80mins
  • 17Helan
  • 11DrentheBooked at 20mins
  • 6Semedo
  • 37McGuganSubstituted forLeeat 86'minutes
  • 19MaghomaSubstituted forMaguireat 77'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 12Taylor-FletcherSubstituted forNuhiuat 77'minutes
  • 7MayBooked at 64mins

Substitutes

  • 9Nuhiu
  • 10Maguire
  • 13Lavery
  • 16McCabe
  • 20Lee
  • 30Dawson
  • 35Dielna
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
14,389

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home15
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away10
Fouls
Home6
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

Attempt blocked. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Maguire with a cross.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

Attempt saved. Royston Drenthe (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kieran Lee.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Danny Ward.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Diego Poyet.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

Attempt missed. Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jacob Butterfield with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Jeremy Helan.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Glenn Loovens.

Attempt blocked. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tommy Smith.

Attempt saved. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe Murphy.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Kieran Lee replaces Lewis McGugan.

Booking

Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.

Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Attempt saved. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Ward with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Royston Drenthe with a cross following a set piece situation.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Lewis McGugan (Sheffield Wednesday) because of an injury.

Booking

Diego Poyet (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lewis McGugan (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Diego Poyet (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt missed. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Maguire with a cross.

Attempt missed. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday).

Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Chris Maguire replaces Jacques Maghoma.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Liam Palmer.

Foul by Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday).

Tommy Smith (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Stevie May (Sheffield Wednesday) hits the bar with a left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left. Assisted by Jacques Maghoma with a through ball.

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Jacob Butterfield tries a through ball, but Danny Ward is caught offside.

Hand ball by Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday).

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Mark Hudson.

goal

As It Stood

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5Brentford189452624231
6Blackburn188642925430
7Watford1885531211029
8Nottm Forest187742923628
9Charlton1861022018228
10Norwich187652822627
11Wolves187652225-327
12Cardiff187562322126
13Sheff Wed1841041214-222
14Huddersfield185672531-621
15Reading186392329-621
16Leeds185582126-520
17Fulham185492833-519
18Millwall184771924-519
19Birmingham184771529-1419
20Brighton183962023-318
21Bolton1853102128-718
22Rotherham184681525-1018
23Wigan183871923-417
24Blackpool1815121230-188
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