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Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Burnley

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Sheffield Wednesday's Kieran Lee celebrates after scoring their equaliser against Burnley

Kieran Lee's second-half leveller earned Sheffield Wednesday a draw and halted Burnley's charge towards the automatic Championship promotion spots.

Sam Vokes turned Owls captain Glenn Loovens, squaring for strike partner Andre Gray to tap in for the visitors.

Wednesday equalised when Atdhe Nuhiu headed down Barry Bannan's centre for the onrushing Lee to tuck home.

The Clarets could have won it but Vokes could not get a clean contact on substitute Matt Taylor's ball in.

The result leaves the hosts a point outside the Championship play-offs, while Burnley are three points behind second-placed Middlesbrough, having played two games more.

Burnley had the better of the first half, Kieren Westwood saving superbly on his line from Vokes' header, although their Yorkshire opponents had a penalty appeal waved away by referee Andy Woolmer after Daniel Pudil went down in the box.

The Owls threatened more after the interval and new loan signing Aiden McGeady came on for his debut in the final few minutes after joining the club on transfer deadline day.

Wednesday have not lost in the Championship at home since the end of August, going 12 games unbeaten, and are level on points with Birmingham, who they visit on Saturday.

Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal:

"We tried to find the second goal but we just couldn't. I think if anyone was going to win it, it was us. We'll take the point against one of the strongest teams in the competition.

"The second half was nearer to what we can do. A draw is the correct score in my opinion, but if anyone was going to win it was us.

"The negative was that we conceded so early. The positive is that we got back into it using our heads and our hearts."

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"I think we arguably had the best chance of the game which we didn't take, but really both teams attempted to play on a really tough pitch. Overall, it was just about right.

"I have been pleased with the players and I'm pleased again. It's hard to dominate every game and we have dominated a lot lately.

"We were really secure in our third and the middle third, I just felt we didn't keep the ball well enough in the final third."

Andre Gray
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Sean Dyche
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Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 32Hunt
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 5Loovens
  • 36Pudil
  • 33WallaceSubstituted forMcGeadyat 87'minutes
  • 20LeeBooked at 83mins
  • 41Bannan
  • 45Forestieri
  • 14Hooper
  • 9NuhiuSubstituted forLucas Joãoat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Semedo
  • 10McGugan
  • 12Bennett
  • 18Lucas João
  • 23Sasso
  • 34Price
  • 37McGeady

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Lowton
  • 5KeaneBooked at 84mins
  • 6Mee
  • 23Ward
  • 21BoydSubstituted forTaylorat 59'minutes
  • 14Jones
  • 13BartonBooked at 32mins
  • 37Arfield
  • 9Vokes
  • 7GraySubstituted forHenningsat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Duff
  • 11Kightly
  • 15Taylor
  • 17Robinson
  • 18Hennings
  • 20Ulvestad
  • 27Darikwa
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
19,762

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamBurnley
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Burnley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Burnley 1.

Attempt saved. Scott Arfield (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Vokes with a headed pass.

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

Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

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

Foul by Ben Mee (Burnley).

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Daniel Pudil.

Foul by Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday).

Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. David Jones (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a set piece situation.

Attempt saved. Scott Arfield (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday).

Sam Vokes (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Rouwen Hennings replaces Andre Gray.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Aiden McGeady replaces Ross Wallace.

Foul by Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday).

Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Michael Keane (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Keane (Burnley).

Booking

Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday).

Joey Barton (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Lucas João replaces Atdhe Nuhiu.

Offside, Burnley. Stephen Ward tries a through ball, but Scott Arfield is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

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

Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Jones (Burnley).

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

Foul by Joey Barton (Burnley).

Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Matthew Taylor with a cross.

Attempt missed. David Jones (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Matthew Taylor (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Sam Hutchinson tries a through ball, but Atdhe Nuhiu is caught offside.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull28175645182756
2Middlesbrough27174637142355
3Burnley291410547262152
4Derby291311539251450
5Brighton28131143428650
6Ipswich2913973936348
7Sheff Wed291211643321147
8Birmingham2913883728947
9Cardiff29111173833544
10Brentford29117114241140
11Nottm Forest2991283025539
12Wolves29109103940-139
13QPR2981293535036
14Preston2981292527-236
15Leeds2981292933-436
16Reading2998123333035
17Huddersfield2988133942-332
18Blackburn2761292424030
19Fulham28610124348-528
20MK Dons2875162341-1826
21Rotherham2974183553-1825
22Bristol City29510142447-2325
23Charlton2959152655-2924
24Bolton29312142648-2221
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