Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Sunderland

David Jones
David Jones' first goal since 12 September 2015 earned Sheffield Wednesday a draw

Sunderland maintained their unbeaten start to the Championship season with a draw at Sheffield Wednesday.

George Honeyman put the visitors ahead after four minutes, blasting in Aiden McGeady's cross from close range.

Black Cats strikers Lewis Grabban and James Vaughan went close to making it 2-0, but David Jones' powerful 25-yard strike brought Wednesday level.

Both goalkeepers were forced into saves before Owls striker Gary Hooper struck the bar and fired wide late on.

Simon Grayson's men had the better of the first half, with McGeady's delivery setting up Honeyman to score his second goal for the club after goalkeeper Keiren Westwood flew off his line.

Grabban headed a McGeady free-kick narrowly wide, Brendan Galloway was denied by Westwood and Vaughan blazed over a rebound as the relegated Premier League side looked to add to their advantage.

Wednesday had their chances however, with Jason Steele having to be alert to keep out Sam Winnall's effort before Hooper smashed a half-volley against the bar.

But despite finishing strongly Wednesday could not find a second goal and are without a win from their opening three Championship matches.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal:

"We started with a loss of concentration but after this we started to impose our football, we started to create chances.

"We had more chances than Sunderland. We played a very high level of football in the second half.

"We absolutely deserved to win this game with the level of football we played in the second half. We played against a strong team, the way we are playing we will be very strong."

Sunderland boss Simon Grayson:

"It was two types of different performances from us. If we had taken the chances we would have won the game.

"We were comfortable up until they scored the goal, and that got their tails up and we found it difficult.

"It's probably a fair result, if we had got the second goal when we had the chances we would have won it.

"You come to a difficult place and get a point you will probably take it."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cardiff33006069
2Wolves33006249
3Ipswich33007439
4Middlesbrough32013126
5Nottm Forest32016516
6Sunderland31205325
7Leeds31203215
8Hull31117524
9Bristol City31116514
10Norwich31114404
11QPR31113304
12Birmingham31112204
13Preston31111104
14Reading311134-14
15Derby311123-14
16Fulham30302203
17Barnsley310246-23
18Sheff Utd310213-23
19Bolton302134-12
20Sheff Wed302123-12
21Brentford301257-21
22Millwall301246-21
23Aston Villa301226-41
24Burton300317-60
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