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Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

Sheffield Wednesday
Sheffield Wednesday have not won any of their last six games

Brighton earned a potentially important point in their battle against relegation with a goalless draw at Sheffield Wednesday.

Both sides had plenty of chances to secure victory, with Wednesday dominating the first half and Brighton having the better of the second.

Sergiu Bus had an effort saved before the break for the hosts, while Joe Bennett shot over for Brighton.

Atdhe Nuhiu had a good chance to win it for Wednesday late on, but blazed over.

The point means Brighton remain 21st, one place and one point above Millwall, who occupy the final position in the relegation zone.

Sheffield Wednesday are 11th with 40 points, 13 away from the play-offs.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray:

"In the second half we dominated the game on a difficult pitch - again we're talking about the pitch - but I feel for Atdhe at the end there with the chance he's created for himself.

"He's gone to side-foot it and it's bobbled up and it's ended up going off his shin which is very frustrating.

"I wanted a response. On Tuesday we were very poor against Ipswich (in a 2-1 defeat) and I can't fault the effort. Again it's just that little missing piece of the jigsaw."

Brighton manager Chris Hughton:

"We always knew it would be tough. It's a very difficult pitch to play how you'd like to play but that's two clean sheets on the road and I think that, as the away team, you've got to be pleased with that.

"I thought that particularly when the game opened up we counter-attacked very well, but it was always going to be difficult to get that final pass in when we needed to."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

Formation 4-1-3-2

  • 1Westwood
  • 8Palmer
  • 15Lees
  • 18Zayatte
  • 17Helan
  • 6SemedoBooked at 22minsSubstituted forHutchinsonat 34'minutesBooked at 40mins
  • 20Lee
  • 37McGugan
  • 19Maghoma
  • 48KeaneSubstituted forNuhiuat 45'minutes
  • 28BusSubstituted forMayat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Mattock
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 7May
  • 9Nuhiu
  • 35Dielna
  • 36Vermijl
  • 43Kirkland

Brighton

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Stockdale
  • 14Calderón
  • 3Greer
  • 5Dunk
  • 30Bennett
  • 2BrunoBooked at 43mins
  • 24Ince
  • 28KayalBooked at 18minsSubstituted forStephensat 73'minutes
  • 17Vilaca TeixeiraBooked at 90mins
  • 19BestSubstituted forMackail-Smithat 78'minutes
  • 9BaldockSubstituted forHalfordat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Hughes
  • 6Stephens
  • 11O'Grady
  • 12Mackail-Smith
  • 25Lua Lua
  • 31Walton
  • 33Halford
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
19,274

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamBrighton
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home15
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lewis Dunk with a headed pass.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Kamil Zayatte (Sheffield Wednesday).

  5. Post update

    Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Booking

    João Teixeira (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Jacques Maghoma (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by João Teixeira (Brighton and Hove Albion).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Kamil Zayatte.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Craig Mackail-Smith.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Kamil Zayatte.

  12. Post update

    Jacques Maghoma (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Íñigo Calderón (Brighton and Hove Albion).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jeremy Helan.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kamil Zayatte (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Lewis Dunk.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Palmer.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Lewis McGugan (Sheffield Wednesday).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bournemouth31178665323359
2Middlesbrough30178548202859
3Derby30177658283058
4Ipswich31169650311957
5Watford31175963372656
6Norwich31158859362353
7Brentford31164114642452
8Wolves3113993840-248
9Blackburn30119104040042
10Nottm Forest311011104746141
11Sheff Wed3191392328-540
12Leeds31108133340-738
13Birmingham30911103241-938
14Huddersfield31108134153-1238
15Bolton31107144048-837
16Reading30107133545-1037
17Cardiff3099123743-636
18Charlton3171593141-1036
19Fulham31105164455-1135
20Rotherham30712112938-933
21Brighton31613123239-731
22Millwall3179152848-2030
23Wigan30410162742-1522
24Blackpool3149182760-3321
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