Sheffield Wednesday and Blackburn shared the points on the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster at the Owls' home ground.

Owls coach Stuart Gray and Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer laid wreaths in front of the stand where the 96 Liverpool fans died in 1989.

Jordan Rhodes put Rovers ahead and Lewis Buxton levelled before Craig Conway and Michael Keane made it 3-1.

Atdhe Nuhiu pulled one back and then scored an equaliser in injury time.

The day saw tributes to the Liverpool fans killed in a crush inside Hillsborough at their FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest in 1989.

As well as the wreaths, Wednesday had marked the day by changing 96 blue seats to white on the lower tier of the West Stand at the Leppings Lane end of the ground, and placing a single red rose on each of them.

Matches in leagues across England kicked off seven minutes late to remember the fans who died on 15 April 1989.

When the game began, Blackburn took the lead when the Owls failed to clear and Rhodes was left to round Chris Kirkland and slot home.

Buxton levelled when he forced the ball home from a corner but Blackburn went back in front through Conway's low shot and Keane's header doubled their lead.

Nuhiu pulled one goal back from close range when Paul Robinson failed to deal with Michail Antonio's low cross and levelled in the fifth minute of injury time by firing high into the roof of the net.

Nuhiu almost claimed his third and Wednesday's fourth before the final whistle, but Robinson beat away his shot.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray:

"No father, no mother, or no son or daughter should lose anybody at a football game.

"It was just a sad, sad occasion, what happened 25 years ago - but I think the players played their part, the fans played their apart and both clubs played their part today."

Gray on his side's comeback: "Credit to my players. They kept going and kept going. I have just got to give my players a pat on the back because they kept going."

Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer on his side's draw:

"With four games to go we have just to try and win all four games and that's all we can do.

"If you look at the game as a whole we have had enough chances to win it. It was naive in terms of our defending towards the end of the game."

Lineup, Bookings (8) & Substitutions (4)

Sheffield Wednesday

  • 01 Kirkland
  • 02 Buxton
  • 19 Mattock (Helan - 60' )
  • 20 Lee
  • 08 Onyewu
  • 32 Llera Booked
  • 18 Maguire
  • 41 Hutchinson Booked (Afobe - 79' Booked )
  • 34 Nuhiu Booked
  • 22 Palmer (Lavery - 59' )
  • 07 Antonio

Substitutes

  • 11 Johnson
  • 14 Coke
  • 15 Taylor
  • 17 Helan
  • 25 Lavery
  • 26 Martinez
  • 28 Afobe

Blackburn Rovers

  • 01 Robinson
  • 16 Keane
  • 03 Spurr
  • 06 Lowe
  • 04 Kilgallon
  • 05 Hanley Booked
  • 45 Cairney
  • 17 Williamson Booked
  • 39 Gestede Booked
  • 11 Rhodes Booked (Varney - 92' )
  • 32 Conway

Substitutes

  • 02 Kane
  • 07 King
  • 13 Eastwood
  • 14 Olsson
  • 15 Varney
  • 19 Taylor
  • 22 Feeney
Ref: Fred Graham
Att: 22,792

Match Stats

Shots

19 19

On target

8 7

Corners

6 2

Fouls

15 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 3, Blackburn Rovers 3.

90:00 +6:38 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 3, Blackburn Rovers 3.

90:00 +6:12

Attempt missed. Caolan Lavery (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

90:00 +6:10

Attempt saved. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michail Antonio.

90:00 +5:55

Attempt saved. Rudy Gestede (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Craig Conway with a cross.

90:00 +4:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 3, Blackburn Rovers 3. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

90:00 +4:06

Attempt blocked. Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Atdhe Nuhiu.

90:00 +3:17

Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +3:17

Matthew Kilgallon (Blackburn Rovers).

90:00 +1:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Luke Varney replaces Jordan Rhodes.

90:00 +0:56

Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lewis Buxton with a headed pass following a corner.

90:00 +0:43 Booking

Booking Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:23

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Thomas Spurr.

89:52

Attempt blocked. Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

88:02 Booking

Booking Benik Afobe (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.

85:40

Attempt missed. Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Craig Conway.

84:48

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

83:59

Delay in match Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) because of an injury.

82:59 Booking

Booking Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.

82:49

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

82:49

Michael Keane (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:09

Attempt missed. Rudy Gestede (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jordan Rhodes.

81:24

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Oguchi Onyewu.

79:40 Booking

Booking Rudy Gestede (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

79:32

Rudy Gestede (Blackburn Rovers) has gone down, but that's a dive.

78:34

Foul by Oguchi Onyewu (Sheffield Wednesday).

78:34

Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

78:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Benik Afobe replaces Sam Hutchinson.

76:57

Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:57

Foul by Rudy Gestede (Blackburn Rovers).

75:10

Foul by Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday).

75:10

Tom Cairney (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:47

Attempt missed. Matthew Kilgallon (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

74:29 Booking

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

74:21 Booking

Booking Lee Williamson (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

73:40

Foul by Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday).

73:40

Lee Williamson (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 2, Blackburn Rovers 3. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

69:21

Attempt missed. Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jeremy Helan.

66:34

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Thomas Spurr.

65:38

Attempt saved. Caolan Lavery (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

65:23

Attempt saved. Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

65:20

Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

60:27

Attempt blocked. Rudy Gestede (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Rhodes.

60:20

Attempt saved. Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Rudy Gestede with a headed pass.

59:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jeremy Helan replaces Joe Mattock.

58:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Caolan Lavery replaces Liam Palmer.

57:55

Attempt blocked. Michael Keane (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Thomas Spurr.

55:59 Booking

Booking Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

55:54

Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

55:54

Foul by Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers).

55:24

Attempt missed. Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Rudy Gestede with a headed pass.

54:47

Attempt missed. Rudy Gestede (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Paul Robinson following a set piece situation.

54:07

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

54:07

Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:39

Attempt missed. Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Rudy Gestede with a headed pass.

52:46

Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Tom Cairney tries a through ball, but Jordan Rhodes is caught offside.

51:36

Attempt blocked. Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

50:55

Foul by Oguchi Onyewu (Sheffield Wednesday).

50:55

Rudy Gestede (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:45

Attempt saved. Lewis Buxton (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe Mattock.

49:07

Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

49:07

Foul by Lee Williamson (Blackburn Rovers).

47:59

Attempt missed. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Maguire with a cross following a set piece situation.

47:20

Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

47:20

Foul by Michael Keane (Blackburn Rovers).

45:00

Second Half begins Sheffield Wednesday 1, Blackburn Rovers 3.

45:00 +2:16 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Blackburn Rovers 3.

45:00 +0:08 Booking

Booking Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45:00

Foul by Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday).

45:00

Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:32

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Thomas Spurr.

42:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 1, Blackburn Rovers 3. Michael Keane (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jason Lowe with a cross.

41:14

Foul by Oguchi Onyewu (Sheffield Wednesday).

41:14

Rudy Gestede (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

39:37

Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:37

Foul by Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers).

38:23

Attempt blocked. Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

38:20

Attempt blocked. Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Atdhe Nuhiu with a headed pass.

37:28

Hand ball by Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday).

35:39 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 1, Blackburn Rovers 2. Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Rhodes.

33:21

Hand ball by Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers).

29:22 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 1, Blackburn Rovers 1. Lewis Buxton (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Atdhe Nuhiu with a headed pass following a corner.

28:55

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

28:53

Attempt saved. Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Lewis Buxton with a headed pass.

28:44

Attempt blocked. Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

28:01

Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:01

Foul by Matthew Kilgallon (Blackburn Rovers).

27:50

Attempt blocked. Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

25:57

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

25:57

Matthew Kilgallon (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:27

Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:27

Foul by Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers).

22:05

Foul by Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday).

22:05

Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:56

Attempt saved. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michail Antonio.

18:14

Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

18:14

Foul by Lee Williamson (Blackburn Rovers).

15:46

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Miguel Ángel Llera.

14:57 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 0, Blackburn Rovers 1. Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

14:53

Attempt missed. Thomas Spurr (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Michael Keane with a cross.

14:11

Foul by Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday).

14:11

Thomas Spurr (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

10:42

Foul by Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday).

10:42

Tom Cairney (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:03

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Matthew Kilgallon.

5:24

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Grant Hanley.

5:22

Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Joe Mattock.

4:24

Foul by Lewis Buxton (Sheffield Wednesday).

4:24

Rudy Gestede (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

2:07

Attempt missed. Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lee Williamson.

0:52

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Oguchi Onyewu tries a through ball, but Atdhe Nuhiu is caught offside.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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