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West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday: Brunt equaliser secures point for Baggies

Chris Brunt
Chris Brunt scored to secure a point for his side against Sheffield Wednesday

Captain Chris Brunt's late equaliser earned a point for 10-man West Bromwich Albion against managerless Sheffield Wednesday at The Hawthorns.

An early goal from Atdhe Nuhiu put the visitors in front after the Baggies failed to clear Adam Reach's corner in the opening minutes.

The hosts dominated the start of the second half until striker Jay Rodriguez received the first red card of his career for a challenge on Wednesday winger Marco Matias.

Despite going down to 10 men, Darren Moore's side continued to pressure the Owls' defence before Brunt prodded the ball in from a corner.

A hamstring injury to Dwight Gayle on Boxing Day meant Moore was without his top scorer as his side struggled to test Wednesday goalkeeper Cameron Dawson in the first half.

Albion's Sam Johnstone prevented the visitors from extending their lead as the goalkeeper pushed away Matias' low strike.

The shot-stopper then produced a fine save to deny Morgan Fox scoring at the back post after Michael Hector had flicked the ball on.

The hosts dominated the start of the second half prior to Rodriguez's sending off and continued to attack, with Moore making a triple substitution.

Cameron kept a header from Hal Robson-Kanu out as Albion started to throw everything forward in the closing stages of the match before their pressure paid off with Brunt's equaliser.

The result means the Baggies extended their unbeaten league run to seven games, while managerless Wednesday remained unbeaten under caretaker boss Lee Bullen.

West Bromwich Albion manager Darren Moore:

"I am absolutely delighted with the point with it coming so late.

"The reasons for that are it being the second game in three days, playing the last half-an-hour with 10 men, the attitude of the players, the relentless approach to get back into the game; the stadium still being full in the dying moments and that showed real togetherness from the whole football club.

"Initially when I saw the red card (for Rodriguez) go up I was so surprised as Jay is an honest hard-working individual.

"It looked a nothing incident. I would like to appeal it as it is a straight red and a three-game ban."

Sheffield Wednesday caretaker manager Lee Bullen:

"The lads are walking back in the dressing room feeling like it's a defeat because it was so late in the game.

"It's a sore one, prior to the game most would have said it would be a good point but the players are so disappointed.

"To come to a club like this and put in that performance, work rate and togetherness was a big positive.

"The boys can take a lot of confidence but we won't get ahead of ourselves. This league can kick you in the teeth when you think you are getting somewhere. The players will be fully ready for Birmingham."


West Brom

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1JohnstoneBooked at 90mins
  • 24TosinSubstituted forPhillipsat 65'minutes
  • 25DawsonBooked at 89mins
  • 5Bartley
  • 3Gibbs
  • 7MorrisonSubstituted forBarryat 65'minutes
  • 8Livermore
  • 11Brunt
  • 19RodriguezBooked at 63mins
  • 6SakoSubstituted forRobson-Kanuat 65'minutes
  • 15Barnes


  • 4Robson-Kanu
  • 10Phillips
  • 12Mears
  • 13Myhill
  • 18Barry
  • 22Hoolahan
  • 34Harper

Sheff Wed

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 25Dawson
  • 2Palmer
  • 15Lees
  • 34Hector
  • 6Fox
  • 23HutchinsonSubstituted forJonesat 75'minutes
  • 19MatiasBooked at 71mins
  • 10BannanBooked at 82mins
  • 21Boyd
  • 20ReachSubstituted forPelupessyat 36'minutes
  • 17NuhiuSubstituted forWinnallat 80'minutes


  • 3Jones
  • 8Pelupessy
  • 9Fletcher
  • 11Winnall
  • 12Thorniley
  • 24Baker
  • 28Wildsmith
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Match Stats

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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, West Bromwich Albion 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, West Bromwich Albion 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Harvey Barnes (West Bromwich Albion).

  4. Post update

    Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Goal!

    Own Goal by David Jones, Sheffield Wednesday. West Bromwich Albion 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

  6. Post update

    Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Liam Palmer.

  7. Booking

    Sam Johnstone (West Bromwich Albion) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Joey Pelupessy following a fast break.

  9. Post update

    Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Marco Matias.

  10. Booking

    Craig Dawson (West Bromwich Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Craig Dawson (West Bromwich Albion).

  12. Post update

    George Boyd (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jake Livermore.

  14. Post update

    Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by George Boyd.

  15. Booking

    Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Harvey Barnes (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Sam Winnall replaces Atdhe Nuhiu.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jake Livermore.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. David Jones replaces Sam Hutchinson.

As It Stood

3West Brom25137553322146
4Sheff Utd25135742281444
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10Nottm Forest2581253527836
11Bristol City259883028235
16Sheff Wed2587103141-1031
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