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Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Huddersfield Town

Ishmael Miller
Miller's equaliser was his third goal for Huddersfield

Ishmael Miller scored a late equaliser as Huddersfield moved nine points clear of the Championship relegation zone with a draw at Sheffield Wednesday.

An otherwise uneventful Yorkshire derby sprang to life with two goals in the last four minutes.

Substitute Sergiu Bus put the Owls ahead when he scrambled home Marnick Vermijl's cross from close range.

But Miller pounced on a knock-down from James Vaughan to fire home in the final minute and salvage his side a point.

It was a frenetic end to an otherwise uninspiring game between two sides who also played out a goalless draw at the John Smith's Stadium in November.

And the result extended two disappointing records for the sides, with Wednesday having won only one of their last eight games at Hillsborough, while Huddersfield are now without a win in seven.

Sergiu Bus
Sergiu Bus (centre) celebrates his first Owls goal on only his third appearance for the club

The first real opening of the game fell to Owls striker Caolan Lavery in the 18th minute when he ran on to Atdhe Nuhiu's ball over the top but his volley flew over the bar.

Lewis McGugan also fired wide on the stretch, but it was Huddersfield who went closest to breaking the deadlock before the break when Vermijl cleared David Edgar's close-range shot off the line.

Wednesday stepped up a gear after the break and thought they had gone in front when Nuhiu rounded keeper Alex Smithies and stabbed the ball goalwards, only for Joel Lynch to somehow get back to slide in and clear off the line.

Lavery fired wide soon afterwards, while Romanian striker Bus saw a shot saved by Smithies.

Just as the game seemed to be petering out into a draw, Wednesday took the lead when Bus turned the ball home at the second attempt for his first goal for the club.

But Miller responded immediately, firing home after receiving the ball in space in the area.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray:

"We're disappointed that we threw two points away. I should be talking about a 1-0 win. We switched off and didn't see the game out.

"They scored from a punt down the pitch. We didn't deal with the long ball. We've defended better than that.

"They obviously came with a game plan, keeping five players behind the ball and trying to hit us on the break.

"It was good for Bus to get the goal. Like any forward, he wanted to get on the scoresheet."

Huddersfield manager Chris Powell:

"I think it was looking like a bit of a stalemate. There were a few chances end to end and it looked like it would end 0-0.

"We needed a quick response after they scored and that's what we got. I felt the result was a fair reflection on the balance of play.

"I thought Ishmael Miller worried them when he came on and you want that from your subs."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Westwood
  • 36Vermijl
  • 15Lees
  • 18Zayatte
  • 3Mattock
  • 27Isgrove
  • 37McGugan
  • 20LeeSubstituted forMayat 63'minutes
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 13LaverySubstituted forMaguireat 74'minutes
  • 9NuhiuSubstituted forBusat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Buxton
  • 7May
  • 10Maguire
  • 19Maghoma
  • 28Bus
  • 35Dielna
  • 43Kirkland

Huddersfield

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Smithies
  • 27Smith
  • 4HudsonBooked at 81mins
  • 33LynchBooked at 67mins
  • 7Scannell
  • 10CoadyBooked at 45mins
  • 2Edgar
  • 8Butterfield
  • 3James
  • 9Vaughan
  • 21WellsSubstituted forMillerat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Miller
  • 15M Wallace
  • 18Lolley
  • 25Carroll
  • 28Gobern
  • 31Allinson
  • 45Majewski
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
20,851

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home14
Away4
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Huddersfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Huddersfield Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Sean Scannell.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 1, Huddersfield Town 1. Ishmael Miller (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sean Scannell.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Stevie May (Sheffield Wednesday).

  6. Post update

    Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Marnick Vermijl (Sheffield Wednesday).

  8. Post update

    James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 1, Huddersfield Town 0. Sergiu Bus (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sergiu Bus (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marnick Vermijl.

  11. Post update

    Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jacob Butterfield (Huddersfield Town).

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  14. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  15. Booking

    Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Marnick Vermijl (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Stevie May.

  20. Post update

    Kamil Zayatte (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Middlesbrough40229960303075
2Bournemouth402111883414274
3Norwich402110977433473
4Watford402271180483273
5Brentford402161368531569
6Derby4019111071452668
7Ipswich4019111060441668
8Wolves4019111058461268
9Nottm Forest401512136356757
10Blackburn401512135450457
11Charlton401315124952-354
12Sheff Wed401315123741-454
13Cardiff401313144951-252
14Leeds401410164350-752
15Birmingham391214134556-1150
16Bolton401210184758-1146
17Brighton401015154347-445
18Huddersfield401112174968-1945
19Reading39129184362-1945
20Fulham40127215172-2143
21Rotherham40913184162-2140
22Millwall40812203565-3036
23Wigan40811213553-1835
24Blackpool40412243179-4824
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