Championship
HuddersfieldHuddersfield Town0Sheff WedSheffield Wednesday0

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:

"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

Formation 4-3-3

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

Substitutes

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

Sheff Wed

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    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.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

  7. Post update

    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.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Danny Ward.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Diego Poyet.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

  11. Post update

    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.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Jeremy Helan.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Glenn Loovens.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    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.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Kieran Lee replaces Lewis McGugan.

  17. Booking

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    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.

  20. Post update

    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.