Championship
Sheff WedSheffield Wednesday0BrightonBrighton & Hove Albion0
Tom Lees
Sheffield Wednesday defender Tom Lees has helped his team keep three successive clean sheets

Brighton relinquished their hold on top spot in the Championship after a drab goalless draw at Sheffield Wednesday.

Despite the disappointment of losing their place at the top of the second tier, the Seagulls are now unbeaten in 16 league matches, equalling a club record set in 1931.

Brighton striker Sam Baldock forced a save from Owls keeper Keiren Westwood after the break.

Full-back Daniel Pudil fired narrowly wide for the hosts late on.

The result stretched Sheffield Wednesday's own unbeaten run to 11 matches in all competitions.

A third successive draw means Brighton are off top spot for the first time since 29 August, while Wednesday remain eighth, a point off the play-off places.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal:

"Eleven matches unbeaten is fantastic. Brighton are a very good team, the way they play is similar to us.

"They created some chances, so did we, but it is important to match strong teams and we have another point.

"I don't want to kill expectations of the fans, but we must understand that we are in a very strong competition and Brighton are one of the strongest sides. I am very proud of my players."

Brighton manager Chris Hughton:

"I think that was a fair result, I don't think either team deserved to win or lose it.

"We look to win every game, but in the form Wednesday are in, and with the options they have got, we will take a point.

"We are showing a lot more resilience now and have had some really good performances, and if you are not at your best and do not lose then it is a good sign."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 32Hunt
  • 15Lees
  • 5Loovens
  • 36Pudil
  • 33WallaceSubstituted forHelanat 77'minutes
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 20Lee
  • 41Bannan
  • 45Forestieri
  • 18Lucas JoãoSubstituted forNuhiuat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Semedo
  • 9Nuhiu
  • 10McGugan
  • 14Hooper
  • 17Helan
  • 23Sasso
  • 28Wildsmith

Brighton

  • 13Stockdale
  • 2Bruno
  • 4Hünemeier
  • 5Dunk
  • 23Rosenior
  • 14Calderon
  • 7Kayal
  • 6Stephens
  • 20March
  • 10HemedSubstituted forCroftsat 72'minutes
  • 9BaldockSubstituted forManuat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mäenpää
  • 8Crofts
  • 15Murphy
  • 17Goldson
  • 18Forster-Caskey
  • 19Manu
  • 24Ince
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
23,712

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamBrighton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

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

  2. Full Time

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

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    Foul by Íñigo Calderón (Brighton and Hove Albion).

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    Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Elvis Manu replaces Sam Baldock.

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    Íñigo Calderón (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion).

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

  10. Post update

    Andrew Crofts (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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    Foul by Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Lewis Dunk.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel Pudil (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Atdhe Nuhiu.

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    Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Liam Rosenior tries a through ball, but Sam Baldock is caught offside.

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    Foul by Beram Kayal (Brighton and Hove Albion).

  16. Post update

    Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Uwe Hünemeier (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

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    Foul by Beram Kayal (Brighton and Hove Albion).

  20. Post update

    Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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