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Burton Albion 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Joe Mason
Joe Mason's last goal came for Wolves on 14 January in a 1-0 win over Aston Villa

Joe Mason scored just 31 seconds after coming on as a sub as Burton Albion salvaged a point against Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship.

The Owls took the lead shortly after losing goalkeeper Keiren Westwood to injury as Gary Hooper backheeled Jack Hunt's ball in from close range.

But debutant Mason levelled for the home side with a shot on the turn.

Daniel Pudil had an effort cleared off the line and David Jones also went close as Wednesday sought a winner.

But the draw saw them extend their unbeaten run to four games.

Marvin Sordell headed wide for Burton in the early stages and had another chance saved by Westwood before the striker clashed with the Irish goalkeeper after 25 minutes.

After six minutes of treatment Westwood tried to continue, but had to be replaced by Joe Wildsmith - putting his place in the Republic of Ireland squad for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Serbia in doubt.

George Boyd had a goal for Wednesday disallowed for offside just before half-time, and although the visitors looked the more likely side to take all three points, they were unable to find a winner.

Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough:

"It's been a brilliant eight days for us. To lose your first three games and then get four points and a cup win is brilliant stuff.

"If you go into the international break on a loss, it affects the whole two weeks.

"Everyone goes into it on a downer, but we are on a three-game unbeaten run and we have a game against Manchester United to look forward to in a couple of weeks, so everyone will be on a high and so they should be."

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal:

"It is two points lost today in my opinion.

"We did a compact, solid performance. My players ran and fought a lot and we did just as we did at Fulham last week. We got one goal there and one goal here.

"We had a second goal, but it was offside so we have to accept that. Second half we controlled the game, but could not get that second goal."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1Bywater
  • 15Naylor
  • 23Buxton
  • 6Turner
  • 14McCrorySubstituted forPalmerat 62'minutes
  • 9ScannellSubstituted forMasonat 64'minutes
  • 5McFadzean
  • 7Murphy
  • 11Dyer
  • 10Akins
  • 17SordellSubstituted forFlanaganat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Mousinho
  • 12Flanagan
  • 13Ripley
  • 19Palmer
  • 20Mason
  • 25Barker
  • 26Sbarra

Sheff Wed

  • 1WestwoodSubstituted forWildsmithat 34'minutes
  • 2Hunt
  • 15Lees
  • 36Pudil
  • 6FoxBooked at 90mins
  • 21BoydSubstituted forWallaceat 74'minutes
  • 3JonesBooked at 86mins
  • 10Bannan
  • 20Reach
  • 9FletcherSubstituted forRhodesat 74'minutes
  • 14Hooper

Substitutes

  • 7Rhodes
  • 16Palmer
  • 17Nuhiu
  • 28Wildsmith
  • 33Wallace
  • 45Forestieri
  • 46Venâncio
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
5,084

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday).

  4. Post update

    Jake Buxton (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Hand ball by Tom Flanagan (Burton Albion).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lucas Akins.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Rhodes (Sheffield Wednesday).

  8. Post update

    Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Booking

    Morgan Fox (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Morgan Fox (Sheffield Wednesday).

  11. Post update

    Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Tom Flanagan replaces Marvin Sordell.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Barry Bannan.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Marvin Sordell (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Akins.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by David Jones.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday).

  17. Post update

    Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Booking

    David Jones (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by David Jones (Sheffield Wednesday).

  20. Post update

    Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cardiff5500102815
2Ipswich540196312
3Leeds532072511
4Wolves531174310
5Sheff Utd53025419
6Nottm Forest53028809
7Preston52212118
8Hull521212757
9Middlesbrough52124317
10QPR52126607
11Reading52125507
12Derby521257-27
13Bristol City51317616
14Fulham51314316
15Barnsley52037706
16Sheff Wed51314406
17Millwall51228625
18Aston Villa512279-25
19Sunderland512258-35
20Birmingham511336-34
21Burton511349-54
22Norwich5113612-64
23Brentford502359-42
24Bolton5023410-62
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