Michail Antonio's late winner helped Sheffield Wednesday close in on the League One automatic promotion places at the expense of Carlisle.

Chris Lines poked home the opener after Jermaine Johnson's shot was palmed away by Cumbrians keeper Adam Collin.

James Berrett hit a well-struck equaliser after the hosts missed a number of chances to extend their lead.

Antonio fired in a superb winner deep into injury time to leave the Owls a point behind Sheffield United.

With the score at 1-0, the hosts had plenty of chances to put the game beyond Carlisle, but Gary Madine and Nile Ranger both missed opportunities.

The Owls were warned when Francois Zoko shot over the crossbar when unmarked in the box for the Cumbrians, and when Berrett equalised it looked as though it was not to be Wednesday's day.

But Antonio's late strike meant Carlisle, who would have gone into the play-off places with victory after Notts County lost to Bury earlier on Saturday, went home empty handed.

Wednesday's win meant they closed the gap on city rivals United to one point after they lost at MK Dons.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I think it would have been a travesty if we have come away with just a point, because of the amount of chances.

"Their keeper has had a really good day today, we just didn't think it was going to go in.

"You were just thinking is it going to be their day.

"But our response was superb after that."

Carlisle United manager Greg Abbott told BBC Radio Cumbria:

"Someone said you don't get anything out of that game, well you do. You get a lot of optimism going forward.

"There's a big difference, there's a big gulf in resources and we're not going to go down that road of harping on about it too much. They're a powerful club and they've got a very powerful team and everything we knew, every nous we had of knowledge we used today to make sure we were always in the game.

"I think Sheffield Wednesday were the better side, but in terms of who had unbelievably big hearts and deserved something out of the game, because of that - it was Carlisle United."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Sheffield Wed

  • 43 Bywater
  • 02 Buxton
  • 04 Batth
  • 06 Semedo
  • 13 Beevers
  • 32 Llera
  • 08 Lines
  • 11 J Johnson (Treacy - 57' )
  • 27 Antonio (Prutton - 90' )
  • 14 Madine
  • 31 Ranger Booked

Substitutes

  • 01 Weaver
  • 05 R Jones
  • 07 Prutton
  • 10 Treacy
  • 30 Lowe

Carlisle

  • 01 Collin
  • 02 Simek Booked
  • 05 Livesey
  • 06 Murphy Booked (Robson - 46' )
  • 25 Michalik
  • 12 Taiwo (McGovern - 74' )
  • 16 Cook
  • 17 Noble Booked
  • 21 Berrett
  • 10 Madden (Welsh - 74' )
  • 13 Zoko

Substitutes

  • 03 Robson
  • 04 McGovern
  • 07 Welsh
  • 11 Thirlwell
  • 19 Beck
Ref: Hooper
Att: 21,934

Match Stats

Shots

19 8

On target

13 5

Corners

6 5

Fouls

8 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +7:55 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +7:34 Booking

Booking Nile Ranger goes into the referee's book for dissent.

90:00 +7:12

Lewis Buxton concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordan Cook. Liam Noble restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +6:24 Booking

Booking Liam Noble receives a yellow card.

90:00 +6:15

Gary Madine fouled by Liam Noble, the ref awards a free kick. Miguel Angel Llera takes the free kick.

90:00 +5:39 Substitution

Substitution Michail Antonio leaves the field to be replaced by David Prutton.

90:00 +4:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Michail Antonio - Sheff Wed 2 - 1 Carlisle A goal is scored by Michail Antonio from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sheff Wed 2-1 Carlisle.

90:00 +2:09

The ball is swung over by Jon-Paul McGovern, Lewis Buxton manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +0:51

Corner taken left-footed by Keith Treacy to the near post, Francois Zoko makes a clearance.

90:00 +0:34

Keith Treacy takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Francois Zoko.

88:40

Corner taken by James Berrett, Miguel Angel Llera makes a clearance.

87:42

A cross is delivered by Michail Antonio, Effort on goal by Nile Ranger from just inside the area clears the bar.

86:50

A cross is delivered by Nile Ranger, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Keith Treacy goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

85:12

Effort from outside the penalty box by Jordan Cook goes wide right of the goal.

83:26

The ball is swung over by Michail Antonio.

83:08

Mark Beevers crosses the ball, Danny Livesey makes a clearance.

81:50 Goal scored

Goal! - James Berrett - Sheff Wed 1 - 1 Carlisle Goal scored by James Berrett from outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sheff Wed 1-1 Carlisle.

80:38

Jose Vitor Semedo handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Matthew Robson, blocked by Gary Madine.

79:39

Corner taken by Keith Treacy played to the near post, Lubomir Michalik makes a clearance.

76:20

Chris Lines crosses the ball.

75:58

Unfair challenge on Gary Madine by Lubomir Michalik results in a free kick. Keith Treacy restarts play with the free kick.

74:45

Effort on goal by Francois Zoko from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

74:15

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jordan Cook.

73:05 Substitution

Substitution Jon-Paul McGovern is brought on as a substitute for Tom Taiwo.

73:05 Substitution

Substitution (Carlisle) makes a substitution, with Andrew Welsh coming on for Patrick Madden.

71:47

Foul by Jordan Cook on Nile Ranger, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Miguel Angel Llera from the free kick, Jordan Cook gets a block in.

69:46

Michail Antonio has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

69:36

The ball is delivered by Keith Treacy, Lubomir Michalik manages to make a clearance.

67:33

Centre by Lewis Buxton, clearance by Frank Simek.

66:01

The official flags Francois Zoko offside. Lewis Buxton takes the indirect free kick.

63:36

Effort on goal by Gary Madine from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

58:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Lines on James Berrett. Liam Noble takes the indirect free kick.

56:19 Substitution

Substitution Jermaine Johnson leaves the field to be replaced by Keith Treacy.

55:45

Miguel Angel Llera fouled by Tom Taiwo, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Bywater restarts play with the free kick.

53:20

Nile Ranger takes a shot. Save by Adam Collin.

50:32

The ball is crossed by Chris Lines, Nile Ranger takes a shot. Lubomir Michalik makes a clearance.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Peter Murphy goes off and Matthew Robson comes on.

45:00 +2:21 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

44:36

Unfair challenge on Michail Antonio by James Berrett results in a free kick. Chris Lines takes the free kick.

43:05

Chris Lines takes a inswinging corner.

42:51

Mark Beevers takes a shot. Adam Collin makes a save.

42:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michail Antonio by Peter Murphy. Miguel Angel Llera takes the free kick.

39:49

Unfair challenge on Michail Antonio by Tom Taiwo results in a free kick. Lewis Buxton restarts play with the free kick.

39:20

Gary Madine takes a shot. Save made by Adam Collin.

38:20 Booking

Booking Frank Simek booked for unsporting behaviour.

37:45

Jermaine Johnson takes a shot. Save by Adam Collin. Unfair challenge on Jordan Cook by Jose Vitor Semedo results in a free kick. Adam Collin takes the free kick.

36:47

Francois Zoko takes a shot. Save made by Stephen Bywater. Outswinging corner taken by James Berrett from the right by-line, Miguel Angel Llera makes a clearance.

34:23

Jose Vitor Semedo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Francois Zoko. The free kick is delivered right-footed by James Berrett from left wing.

33:11

Nile Ranger takes a shot. Save made by Adam Collin.

31:21

Patrick Madden takes a shot. Miguel Angel Llera gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by James Berrett.

30:05

Nile Ranger gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Taiwo. Adam Collin takes the indirect free kick.

27:41

A cross is delivered by Lewis Buxton, Header from deep inside the area by Gary Madine goes over the bar.

25:01

The assist for the goal came from Jermaine Johnson.

25:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Lines - Sheff Wed 1 - 0 Carlisle Chris Lines fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Sheff Wed 1-0 Carlisle.

24:37

Jermaine Johnson takes a shot. Save by Adam Collin.

23:29

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Lines, save made by Adam Collin.

23:14

Danny Batth takes a shot. Save by Adam Collin.

22:42

Nile Ranger takes a shot. Lubomir Michalik gets a block in.

22:27

Francois Zoko takes a shot. Stephen Bywater makes a save.

21:05

Effort from inside the area by Jordan Cook misses to the right of the target.

19:44

Unfair challenge on Jermaine Johnson by James Berrett results in a free kick. Miguel Angel Llera has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Adam Collin.

18:42

Lewis Buxton fouled by Tom Taiwo, the ref awards a free kick. Miguel Angel Llera crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Lubomir Michalik.

16:50

The ball is crossed by Gary Madine, Adam Collin makes a save.

15:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Buxton on James Berrett. Peter Murphy takes the free kick.

12:13

The ball is delivered by Lewis Buxton, save by Adam Collin.

11:17

Lubomir Michalik challenges Gary Madine unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lewis Buxton takes the free kick.

10:36

Michail Antonio sends in a cross, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Mark Beevers goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

9:07

Short corner taken by Chris Lines from the right by-line. A cross is delivered by Jermaine Johnson, Lubomir Michalik manages to make a clearance.

8:55

The ball is swung over by Michail Antonio, save made by Adam Collin.

8:44

Michail Antonio produces a cross, Danny Livesey manages to make a clearance.

8:16 Booking

Booking Booking for Peter Murphy for unsporting behaviour.

7:53

Michail Antonio fouled by Peter Murphy, the ref awards a free kick. Miguel Angel Llera takes the direct free kick.

6:39

Lewis Buxton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Francois Zoko. Adam Collin restarts play with the free kick.

4:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Lines on Tom Taiwo. Indirect free kick taken by Lubomir Michalik.

2:24

Tom Taiwo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michail Antonio. Free kick taken by Lewis Buxton.

0:30

Corner taken by James Berrett from the left by-line to the near post, Chris Lines manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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