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Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Fulham: Late Nuhiu header saves point for Owls

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Second-half substitute Atdhe Nuhiu wheels away to celebrate his injury time equaliser

An injury-time header from substitute Atdhe Nuhiu rescued a point for Sheffield Wednesday against Fulham at Hillsborough

The Kosovan striker nodded in a deflected Kadeem Harris cross in the 93rd minute to earn his side a draw.

Fulham's Tom Cairney opened the scoring against the run of play in the first half after Keiren Westwood parried a Joe Bryan cross into his path.

Visiting goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli made a string of good saves but Nuhiu found a way past him at the death.

Both sides had early chances in the opening period which saw Steven Fletcher and Aleksandar Mitrovic both head wide.

Bettinelli was forced into a fine double save after 24 minutes as he kept out both Adam Reach's header and Fletcher's follow-up, with the Owls in the ascendency.

But it was Fulham who struck three minutes before half-time, when midfielder Cairney was left with a simple finish after Westwood pushed Bryan's cross into his path.

The Owls introduced Jacob Murphy on the hour and he almost scored with his first touch, but his back post header drifted wide.

Nuhiu also came off the bench, replacing Fletcher with 13 minutes to go, and had the last word with his equaliser sparking wild celebrations at Hillsborough.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk:

"We pushed right to the end, and got what we deserved, which was a point.

"I said to the players at half-time that it won't be the last time they face a goal deficit so if they wanted to be a team, to build as a team, then they had to show character, and to come out and fight in that shirt, and I thought they did that wonderfully well.

"There are definitely things we need to work on, but the foundations of fight, spirit, character and organisation, to come fighting back the way we did are most important, and we saw that today."

Fulham manager Scott Parker:

"When the goal comes so late, and in the manner it did, it is disappointing.

"In the end, it's basic defending which has cost us and we sit here with one point instead of three.

"It's all about fine margins in what is a tough league. Last week against West Brom it was the same when a mistake cost us.

"Today, in the dying stages, you are trying to hang on to something, to get three points and get things rolling. But it's not been the case."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 22Odubajo
  • 27Iorfa
  • 13BörnerBooked at 90mins
  • 2Palmer
  • 23HutchinsonBooked at 90mins
  • 20ReachSubstituted forMurphyat 59'minutes
  • 5LeeSubstituted forWinnallat 70'minutes
  • 10Bannan
  • 7K Harris
  • 9FletcherSubstituted forNuhiuat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Fox
  • 11Winnall
  • 14Murphy
  • 17Nuhiu
  • 21Luongo
  • 25Dawson
  • 26Bates

Fulham

  • 1BettinelliBooked at 90mins
  • 43S SessegnonSubstituted forOdoiat 67'minutes
  • 5Mawson
  • 13Ream
  • 23Bryan
  • 14De Cordova-Reid
  • 21Reed
  • 10Cairney
  • 24KnockaertSubstituted forKamaraat 83'minutes
  • 9Mitrovic
  • 19CavaleiroSubstituted forArterat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Odoi
  • 6McDonald
  • 8Johansen
  • 12Rodák
  • 18Arter
  • 25Onomah
  • 47Kamara
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
23,342

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamFulham
Possession
Home29%
Away71%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Fulham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Fulham 1.

Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Keiren Westwood tries a through ball, but Atdhe Nuhiu is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 1, Fulham 1. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Julian Börner (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Julian Börner (Sheffield Wednesday).

Booking

Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.

Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jacob Murphy (Sheffield Wednesday).

Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jacob Murphy (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt saved. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Palmer with a cross.

Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Aboubakar Kamara replaces Anthony Knockaert.

Offside, Fulham. Harry Arter tries a through ball, but Bobby De Cordova-Reid is caught offside.

Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).

Kadeem Harris (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).

Dominic Iorfa (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Jacob Murphy tries a through ball, but Sam Winnall is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Steven Fletcher.

Foul by Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham).

Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Sam Winnall replaces Kieran Lee.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Denis Odoi replaces Steven Sessegnon.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Harry Arter replaces Ivan Cavaleiro.

Attempt missed. Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Julian Börner (Sheffield Wednesday).

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Liam Palmer tries a through ball, but Steven Fletcher is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Steven Fletcher with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Joe Bryan (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.

Attempt missed. Jacob Murphy (Sheffield Wednesday) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Barry Bannan.

goal

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