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Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Diogo Jose Teixeira da Silva of Wolverhampton Wanderers is challenged by Joey Pelupessy of Sheffield Wednesday
Wolves can no longer beat their record points haul of 103 in League One in 2013-14

Sheffield Wednesday held Championship title-winners Wolves to a goalless draw at a drizzly Molineux.

In a first half of few chances Wolves came the closest through Benik Afobe's low shot from an acute angle and Romain Saiss's close-range header.

The hosts almost took the lead from the restart through two Diogo Jota low strikes and Danny Batth's header.

The Owls showed little in attack but denied Wolves a fifth successive win prior to lifting the league trophy.

The Molineux side had already wrapped up the Championship title going into the game, after their 4-0 win against Bolton last time around, but they struggled to convert chances against a Sheffield Wednesday side that could not get into the game.

The result means Wolves - on 99 points - will have to wait until their trip to relegated Sunderland on the last day of the season if they are to cross the 100 mark for the second time in five seasons.

Nuno Espirito Santo's side could become only the fifth team to cross into a century of points in the second tier after Fulham in 2000-01 (101), Newcastle United in 2009-10 (102), Sunderland in 1998-99 (105) and Reading in 2005-06 (106).

A goalless stalemate against Wednesday, who dropped to 15th, also means that Wolves cannot beat their record points haul of 103 in League One in 2013-14.

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo:

"It is a special day. A fantastic day. When you get something that is material and you can hold on to that is when you feel you are champions.

"I think we were the better team in the competition, more consistent and we deserved it after the hard work of the boys. It is a day that I will always remember.

"All the support throughout the season, here at Molineux and all the stadiums has been fantastic.

"But especially today after the game had finished they celebrated with us it was fantastic day for us in our memory."

Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay:

"Over 90 minutes it was a good game from us, good defending, we had good stability and played good football.

"We came here with a lot of confidence and I am satisfied with our work against the best team in the league.

"I'm very happy with the progression we have made over the last two and a half months."

Line-ups

Wolves

  • 21Ruddy
  • 6Batth
  • 16Coady
  • 15Boly
  • 2Doherty
  • 27SaissBooked at 83mins
  • 8Neves
  • 3Douglas
  • 17CostaSubstituted forEnobakhareat 74'minutes
  • 19AfobeSubstituted forBonatiniat 55'minutes
  • 18JotaSubstituted forGibbs-Whiteat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4N'Diaye
  • 24Gibbs-White
  • 25Miranda
  • 26Enobakhare
  • 30Hause
  • 31Norris
  • 33Bonatini

Sheff Wed

  • 25Dawson
  • 46Venâncio
  • 15Lees
  • 36Pudil
  • 20Reach
  • 32Pelupessy
  • 10Bannan
  • 39Thorniley
  • 18Lucas JoãoSubstituted forMatiasat 60'minutes
  • 17Nuhiu
  • 45Forestieri

Substitutes

  • 3Jones
  • 7Rhodes
  • 19Matias
  • 21Boyd
  • 24Baker
  • 28Wildsmith
  • 35Nielsen
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
29,794

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home17
Away2
Shots on Target
Home4
Away0
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Morgan Gibbs-White tries a through ball, but Romain Saiss is caught offside.

Foul by Joey Pelupessy (Sheffield Wednesday).

Bright Enobakhare (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Morgan Gibbs-White replaces Diogo Jota.

Booking

Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Foul by Bright Enobakhare (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Bright Enobakhare (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Léo Bonatini with a through ball.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jordan Thorniley.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jordan Thorniley.

Attempt blocked. Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Diogo Jota.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Bright Enobakhare replaces Hélder Costa.

Attempt missed. Rúben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Hélder Costa.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Marco Matias replaces Lucas João.

Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Barry Douglas.

Attempt blocked. Rúben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Hélder Costa.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Léo Bonatini replaces Benik Afobe.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Rúben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu tries a through ball, but Fernando Forestieri is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Cameron Dawson.

Attempt saved. Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Romain Saiss.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Cameron Dawson.

Attempt saved. Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a through ball.

Second Half

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Conor Coady.

Attempt blocked. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Lucas João.

Attempt blocked. Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Romain Saiss with a cross.

Attempt missed. Willy Boly (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Barry Douglas with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Tom Lees.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves45309682364699
2Cardiff452781069393089
3Fulham452513778433588
4Aston Villa4524111072413183
5Middlesbrough452291465432275
6Derby4519151166471972
7Preston4518161155451070
8Millwall4518151255451069
9Brentford4518141361511068
10Bristol City4517161265551067
11Sheff Utd45199175953666
12Norwich451515154855-760
13Ipswich45178205558-359
14Leeds45169205764-757
15QPR451511195868-1056
16Sheff Wed451315175459-554
17Nottm Forest45158224962-1353
18Hull451115196969048
19Reading451013224870-2243
20Birmingham45127263567-3243
21Barnsley45914224768-2141
22Burton451011243779-4241
23Bolton45913233672-3640
24Sunderland45616234980-3134
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