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Brentford 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Sam Hutchinson
Right-back Hutchinson joined Wednesday from Chelsea on a permanent deal in 2014

Sam Hutchinson scored in injury time as Sheffield Wednesday claimed a point at Brentford in a game which saw a player from each side sent off.

Brentford had taken the lead in the second half when Lasse Vibe blocked keeper Keiren Westwood's clearance before firing into an empty net.

The Owls' David Jones was sent off for two bookings and Vibe was shown a red card for the same reason late on.

After both sides went down to 10 men, Hutchinson headed in the equaliser.

Wednesday dominated the first half as Bees keeper Daniel Bentley kept Steven Fletcher and Fernando Forestieri at bay with a string of fine saves.

Lucas Joao should have put the Owls in front when he managed to fire over the bar from close to the goal line.

After Vibe chased down a lost cause to put the Bees ahead, Brentford were in the ascendancy with Westwood blocking Scott Hogan's deflected shot with his legs.

But the visitors still looked dangerous on the break and finally equalised deep into added time as Hutchinson powered a header past Bentley.

Wednesday move up to 19th in the Championship table with Brentford 13th.

Brentford manager Dean Smith:

"That was as bad as we have played in the first half. We were very poor, made basic mistakes all over the pitch and we were lucky they didn't bring their finishing boots.

"They were playing round us far too easily because we didn't press them high up.

"If you give players like they have that kind of space they will hurt you but we showed them far too much respect.

"We told them to get in their faces and once we did, we looked a different proposition."

Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal:

"I am not at all happy with a point. How can I be happy with a point when I counted at least seven clear chances in the first half?

"We have created enough chances in the last two games to win three or four but the way we created them with artistic play and good football was a positive thing for me.

"Even with 10 players we still created some unbelievable chances and I don't know how we didn't score. Then they score from a mistake and we have to accept that because it is part of football."

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 1Bentley
  • 2Colin
  • 6DeanBooked at 90mins
  • 14Egan
  • 3Elder
  • 8Yennaris
  • 15Woods
  • 21VibeBooked at 88mins
  • 19SawyersBooked at 52minsSubstituted forBjellandat 83'minutes
  • 4MacLeodSubstituted forSaundersat 77'minutes
  • 9Hogan

Substitutes

  • 5Bjelland
  • 7Saunders
  • 10McEachran
  • 17Kerschbaumer
  • 20Clarke
  • 26Ledesma
  • 34Kurasik

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 16PalmerSubstituted forAbdiat 76'minutes
  • 15Lees
  • 23Hutchinson
  • 36Pudil
  • 41Bannan
  • 5Lee
  • 3JonesBooked at 73mins
  • 45Forestieri
  • 19Lucas JoãoSubstituted forNuhiuat 69'minutes
  • 6FletcherSubstituted forHooperat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wildsmith
  • 7Abdi
  • 14Hooper
  • 32Hunt
  • 38Buckley
  • 39Sasso
  • 44Nuhiu
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
9,677

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home11
Away19
Shots on Target
Home4
Away10
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Booking

Harlee Dean (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1. Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Barry Bannan with a cross following a set piece situation.

Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Scott Hogan (Brentford).

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Harlee Dean.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Almen Abdi tries a through ball, but Atdhe Nuhiu is caught offside.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Lasse Vibe (Brentford) for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Lasse Vibe (Brentford).

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

Attempt saved. Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday) header from very close range is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Barry Bannan with a cross.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

Attempt saved. Almen Abdi (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kieran Lee.

Foul by Almen Abdi (Sheffield Wednesday).

Ryan Woods (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Andreas Bjelland replaces Romaine Sawyers.

Foul by Almen Abdi (Sheffield Wednesday).

Lasse Vibe (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Callum Elder (Brentford).

Foul by Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday).

Lasse Vibe (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Nico Yennaris (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Sam Saunders replaces Lewis MacLeod.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Barry Bannan tries a through ball, but Kieran Lee is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Almen Abdi replaces Liam Palmer.

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

Foul by Scott Hogan (Brentford).

Attempt missed. Lasse Vibe (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Callum Elder.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to David Jones (Sheffield Wednesday).

Foul by Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday).

Scott Hogan (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Romaine Sawyers (Brentford).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Huddersfield541084413
2Fulham532074311
3Barnsley530212849
4Newcastle53028449
5QPR53028539
6Bristol City53027529
7Nottm Forest5302111109
8Brighton52218448
9Wolves52217438
10Birmingham52217528
11Ipswich52216518
12Norwich52216518
13Burton521210917
14Brentford52125417
15Reading521258-37
16Aston Villa51225505
17Cardiff512246-25
18Derby512213-25
19Sheff Wed512236-35
20Wigan51138804
21Leeds511359-44
22Rotherham5113312-94
23Preston510435-23
24Blackburn5014412-81
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