Sheffield Wed 0-0 Brentford

Sheffield Wednesday and Brentford played out a goalless draw with Bees defender Miguel Llera coming the closest to breaking the deadlock.

Llera saw his first-half header from Sam Saunders' free-kick crash back off the Wednesday crossbar.

Visiting keeper Richard Lee then kept out James O'Connor's acrobatic effort.

Wednesday defender Rob Jones went close for the home side but his header was somehow scrambled wide from inside the Brentford six-yard box.

The result leaves Wednesday in third position but they missed the chance to close the gap on second-placed Huddersfield and ends their 100% home league record this season.

Brentford remain two points outside the play-off places after extending their unbeaten away record to seven league games.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sheffield Wednesday manager Gary Megson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

Megson rues Owls missed chances

"We were in desperate need of scoring the first goal and they would have had to change the shape that they were playing.

"We've created twice as many efforts on goal as they had, twice as many corners and probably a lot more possession than them, but we just couldn't score.

"I think you saw at the end, from the reaction of both benches, that we were disappointed and they were jumping up and down and celebrating."

Brentford manager Uwe Rosler told BBC London 94.9:

Rosler pleased with away draw

"Not many teams come here and get a point.

"We started very brightly and created good chances.

"I think it was quite even but for an away team to play like this I think all respect to my players."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Sheffield Wednesday

  • 43 Bywater
  • 02 Buxton
  • 04 Batth Booked
  • 05 R Jones
  • 18 Reynolds
  • 06 Semedo (Morrison - 68' )
  • 08 Lines (Palmer - 47' )
  • 10 Marshall
  • 16 O'Connor (Johnson - 50' )
  • 09 O'Grady
  • 30 Lowe

Substitutes

  • 23 O'Donnell
  • 03 Bennett
  • 11 Johnson
  • 12 Palmer
  • 19 Morrison

Brentford

  • 01 Lee Booked
  • 02 O'Connor Booked
  • 03 Woodman
  • 05 Eger Booked
  • 25 Llera
  • 07 Saunders (Weston - 73' )
  • 08 Douglas
  • 18 McGinn (Grella - 86' )
  • 20 Diagouraga
  • 09 Donaldson
  • 29 Alexander (Bean - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Devlin
  • 14 Logan
  • 04 Bean
  • 11 Weston
  • 10 Grella
Ref: D'Urso
Att: 18,107

Match Stats

Shots

7 11

On target

4 4

Corners

11 5

Fouls

14 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:25 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +4:46

Corner from left by-line taken by Myles Weston.

90:00 +4:37

Myles Weston delivers the ball, blocked by Ryan Lowe.

90:00 +3:57

The offside flag is raised against Chris O'Grady. Craig Woodman takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +2:00

Chris O'Grady is caught offside. Free kick taken by Richard Lee.

89:08

The referee blows for offside against Ryan Lowe. Richard Lee restarts play with the free kick.

86:18 Booking

Booking Booking for Richard Lee for time wasting.

85:58

Clinton Morrison challenges Jonathan Douglas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Richard Lee.

85:18 Substitution

Substitution Niall McGinn goes off and Mike Grella comes on.

83:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcus Bean on Jermaine Johnson. Ben Marshall takes the indirect free kick.

82:02

Chris O'Grady fouled by Toumani Diagouraga, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Marshall.

80:24

Shot on goal by Chris O'Grady from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

79:52

Myles Weston produces a cross, Niall McGinn takes a shot. Rob Jones gets a block in.

78:18 Substitution

Substitution Marcus Bean on for Gary Alexander.

78:00

Effort on goal by Ben Marshall from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

75:31

Ben Marshall takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Gary Alexander.

75:25

The ball is crossed by Ryan Lowe, blocked by Craig Woodman.

74:35

Myles Weston fouled by Jermaine Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Jonathan Douglas takes the free kick.

72:20 Substitution

Substitution Myles Weston replaces Sam Saunders.

70:38

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Marshall from the left by-line to the near post.

68:58

Foul by Danny Batth on Gary Alexander, free kick awarded. Jonathan Douglas takes the indirect free kick.

68:02

Handball by Sam Saunders. Ben Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

67:25 Substitution

Substitution Jose Vitor Semedo goes off and Clinton Morrison comes on.

65:36

The referee penalises Clayton Donaldson for handball. Lewis Buxton takes the indirect free kick.

64:42

Mark Reynolds gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Niall McGinn. Indirect free kick taken by Kevin O'Connor.

62:51

Short corner taken by Chris O'Grady from the left by-line, The ball is delivered by Ben Marshall, Miguel Angel Llera makes a clearance.

61:59

Niall McGinn produces a cross.

61:08

Ryan Lowe produces a cross.

59:01

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders.

58:56

The ball is delivered by Niall McGinn, clearance made by Lewis Buxton.

56:23

Jose Vitor Semedo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Saunders. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Saunders.

54:25

The ball is sent over by Lewis Buxton.

52:33

A cross is delivered by Niall McGinn.

49:34 Substitution

Substitution Jermaine Johnson comes on in place of James O'Connor.

49:09 Booking

Booking Kevin O'Connor receives a yellow card.

48:28

Ben Marshall has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

48:10

Chris O'Grady produces a cross, blocked by Marcel Eger.

47:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Lowe by Miguel Angel Llera. James O'Connor takes the free kick.

46:32 Substitution

Substitution Liam Palmer joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Lines.

45:36

Ben Marshall sends in a cross, Miguel Angel Llera makes a clearance.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:25 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

44:58

The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ben Marshall from left channel, clearance by Sam Saunders.

44:58 Booking

Booking Booking for Marcel Eger for dissent.

44:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcel Eger on Ryan Lowe.

43:25

The ball is delivered by Ben Marshall.

39:15

Chris Lines takes a shot. Blocked by Marcel Eger.

38:25

Inswinging corner taken by Chris Lines from the left by-line, Miguel Angel Llera fouled by Rob Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Richard Lee.

37:54

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Marshall from the right by-line, clearance made by Miguel Angel Llera.

37:35

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Lines, Miguel Angel Llera manages to make a clearance.

37:19

Ben Marshall takes a shot. Save made by Richard Lee.

36:55

Foul by Marcel Eger on Ryan Lowe, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Chris Lines.

36:24

Ryan Lowe sends in a cross, clearance by Miguel Angel Llera.

35:45

Ben Marshall takes a shot. Save by Richard Lee.

34:33

Clayton Donaldson challenges Danny Batth unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.

34:10

Craig Woodman delivers the ball, Clayton Donaldson has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

33:05

Foul by Rob Jones on Clayton Donaldson, free kick awarded. The ball is delivered by Sam Saunders, Miguel Angel Llera takes a shot.

32:24

The referee blows for offside against Rob Jones. Richard Lee takes the direct free kick.

32:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Douglas on Chris O'Grady. Ben Marshall takes the free kick.

30:37

Clayton Donaldson is caught offside. Stephen Bywater restarts play with the free kick.

29:39 Booking

Booking Booking for Danny Batth for unsporting behaviour.

29:30

Clayton Donaldson fouled by Danny Batth, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Woodman.

28:37

Shot from just outside the box by Sam Saunders misses to the left of the target.

27:53

Unfair challenge on Chris Lines by Gary Alexander results in a free kick. Chris Lines takes the free kick.

24:37

Lewis Buxton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Saunders. Sam Saunders delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

24:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jose Vitor Semedo on Miguel Angel Llera. Free kick taken by Richard Lee.

23:02

Rob Jones is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Richard Lee takes the direct free kick.

22:40

Chris Lines takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Miguel Angel Llera.

22:31

The ball is delivered by Ryan Lowe, Kevin O'Connor gets a block in.

21:49

Miguel Angel Llera produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.

20:31

Corner taken by Chris Lines from the left by-line, clearance made by Kevin O'Connor.

20:21

Ben Marshall crosses the ball, Marcel Eger makes a clearance.

19:07

The assistant referee signals for offside against Miguel Angel Llera. Stephen Bywater takes the direct free kick.

18:35

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders from the left by-line, Danny Batth makes a clearance.

18:27

Sam Saunders delivers the ball, Lewis Buxton gets a block in.

17:44

The offside flag is raised against Chris O'Grady. Richard Lee restarts play with the free kick.

17:08

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Lines.

15:58

Centre by Ben Marshall.

15:23

The referee penalises Jonathan Douglas for handball. Free kick taken by Lewis Buxton.

14:12

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders from the left by-line.

13:49

Sam Saunders takes a shot. Danny Batth gets a block in.

11:44

Foul by Jose Vitor Semedo on Clayton Donaldson, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Sam Saunders from the free kick.

10:48

Sam Saunders has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.

9:44

A cross is delivered by Niall McGinn, save made by Stephen Bywater.

8:30

Rob Jones fouled by Clayton Donaldson, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Bywater takes the free kick.

6:03

Foul by Chris Lines on Miguel Angel Llera, free kick awarded. Sam Saunders produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Stephen Bywater makes a save. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders, Marcel Eger takes a shot. Save by Stephen Bywater.

3:09

Ben Marshall takes a outswinging corner.

2:45

Corner crossed in by Ben Marshall, clearance made by Gary Alexander.

2:19

James O'Connor takes a shot. Save by Richard Lee.

0:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by James O'Connor on Niall McGinn. The ball is crossed by Sam Saunders, Header from close range by Gary Alexander clears the bar.

0:04

Foul by James O'Connor on Toumani Diagouraga, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Saunders.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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