Championship
Sheff WedSheffield Wednesday1ReadingReading1

Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Reading

Modou Sougou
Modou Sougou has scored two goals in his two games for the Owls

Sheffield Wednesday substitute Modou Sougou scored a last-minute equaliser to deny Reading their first Championship win of the season.

Danny Williams gave Reading the lead, firing into the roof of the net after Orlando Sa had broken into the box.

The Owls levelled when keeper Jonathan Bond dropped Rhoys Wiggins's cross and Sougou scored his second goal in as many games by netting the rebound.

The goal was only Wednesday's second shot on target.

Owls keeper Lewis Price, making his debut after Keiren Westwood injured his kidneys in the 2-1 defeat at Ipswich, was relatively quiet as Reading only hit the target with three of their 15 shots.

The hosts also lost captain Glenn Loovens, who had been a fitness doubt, to injury in the first half.

After Williams's opener, Reading could have sealed victory but Oliver Norwood's free-kick was saved by Price.

And Sougou made them regret wasting their chances when he pounced on Bond's error.

The 30-year-old summer signing from Marseille also netted in the League Cup win over Mansfield last week.

Reading boss Steve Clarke: "We bossed the game from start to finish and got heavily punished for a mistake at the end.

"Jonathan is a young goalkeeper, but even senior goalkeepers make mistakes. This is the life of a goalkeeper. At some stage this season, Jonathan will make a save which will win us a game.

"The game should have been over in the last 10 minutes, but I've been in football a long time and it's never over until it's over. We tried to make some changes just to see the game out.

"I thought defensively we were solid and we didn't give anything away."

Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal: "It was not a good night, but we won one point - we didn't lose two points.

"It was a game when Lewis Price did not have much work to do. It wasn't a good match. A lot of players were not at the same level they usually play.

"They controlled the game in the first half and we lost a little confidence. To have a little luck, we must fight."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 34Price
  • 32Hunt
  • 15Lees
  • 5LoovensSubstituted forSassoat 35'minutes
  • 16Wiggins
  • 21López
  • 4HutchinsonBooked at 65mins
  • 33Wallace
  • 10McGuganSubstituted forSougouat 57'minutes
  • 7MatiasBooked at 32minsSubstituted forBusat 82'minutes
  • 18Lucas João

Substitutes

  • 6Semedo
  • 11Bus
  • 17Helan
  • 20Lee
  • 23Sasso
  • 24Sougou
  • 28Wildsmith

Reading

  • 1Bond
  • 2Gunter
  • 5McShane
  • 15Ferdinand
  • 3TaylorSubstituted forObitaat 76'minutes
  • 23Williams
  • 6Norwood
  • 18TshibolaBooked at 26mins
  • 9Robson-KanuSubstituted forHectorat 84'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10Substituted forBlackmanat 84'minutes
  • 21Quinn

Substitutes

  • 8Hector
  • 11Obita
  • 22Blackman
  • 26Al Habsi
  • 31Cox
  • 37Stacey
  • 39Fosu-Henry
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
20,247

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamReading
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home4
Away15
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home1
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Reading 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Reading 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday).

  4. Post update

    Anton Ferdinand (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Booking

    Michael Hector (Reading) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Michael Hector (Reading).

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Michael Hector (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 1, Reading 1. Modou Sougou (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner.

  10. Post update

    Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Tshibola (Reading).

  12. Post update

    Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Nick Blackman (Reading).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Reading. Michael Hector replaces Hal Robson-Kanu.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Reading. Nick Blackman replaces Orlando Sá.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday).

  17. Post update

    Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Sergiu Bus replaces Marco Matias.

  19. Post update

    Rhoys Wiggins (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Williams (Reading).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich32106337
2Hull32105237
3Brighton32104227
4MK Dons32015236
5Middlesbrough31204135
6Charlton31203125
7Preston31201015
8Brentford21106424
9Birmingham21104314
10Sheff Wed31114314
11Wolves31115504
12Nottm Forest31112204
13QPR311156-14
14Cardiff30304403
15Leeds30303303
16Derby30302203
17Blackburn302134-12
18Reading302123-12
19Burnley302135-22
20Huddersfield302124-22
21Fulham301235-21
22Bristol City301248-41
23Rotherham301226-41
24Bolton301204-41
View full Championship table

Top Stories