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Preston North End 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Adam Reach scores
Adam Reach scored in the final moments at Deepdale

Adam Reach's injury-time equaliser - his first goal for Sheffield Wednesday - rescued a point for them at Deepdale.

Preston went ahead when Sam Hutchinson turned Callum Robinson's cross into his own net with 13 minutes remaining, and Aiden McGeady almost doubled the lead when his 25-yard shot struck the post.

Reach, who spent last season on loan at Preston, then fired into the top corner from inside the penalty area.

Earlier, Simon Makienok headed wide from Robinson's first-half cross.

Promotion-chasing Wednesday had won their previous three matches without conceding a goal.

However, without injured striker Fernando Forestieri, they struggled to create openings and were on the back foot for much of the game.

When the visitors eventually threatened, Paul Huntington's last-ditch challenge prevented Steven Fletcher scoring from Barry Bannan's cross.

Fletcher then headed wide, again after being found by Bannan, before Reach hauled the Owls level.

Wednesday remain sixth in the Championship table and Preston are 13th.

Preston v Sheffield Wednesday
Wednesday hit back after Sam Huthinson's own goal

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal told BBC Radio Sheffield: "Adam Reach didn't perform so well but he is a player that will fight a lot and run a lot.

"We tried to keep the ball and expected to play more in the offensive half and get more crosses in.

"But Preston gave us problems, so we tried to do different things and tried to do things with pace.

"The one player we have with pace is Reach, so we put him in a more attacking position."

Preston manager Simon Grayson: "When the opposition score so late in the game it's hard to take.

"But when you look at how well we played and how much we dominated, we can be very proud of our performance.

"The players played very well and made a very good team look very average. Sheffield shouldn't have got anything out of the game.

"We just couldn't get the ball cleared at the end. We needed one really good clearance. If we had done it would have been game over."

Line-ups

Preston

  • 22Maxwell
  • 27Baptiste
  • 5Clarke
  • 23Huntington
  • 3Cunningham
  • 12Gallagher
  • 4PearsonBooked at 75mins
  • 11Johnson
  • 14McGeadySubstituted forBrowneat 89'minutes
  • 37RobinsonSubstituted forSpurrat 86'minutes
  • 9MakienokSubstituted forHugillat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lindegaard
  • 2Vermijl
  • 8Browne
  • 13Doyle
  • 17Spurr
  • 18Pringle
  • 25Hugill

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 16PalmerSubstituted forHuntat 62'minutes
  • 15Lees
  • 12Loovens
  • 36Pudil
  • 33WallaceSubstituted forLucas Joãoat 80'minutes
  • 23Hutchinson
  • 41Bannan
  • 9Reach
  • 6FletcherBooked at 73mins
  • 44NuhiuSubstituted forJonesat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wildsmith
  • 3Jones
  • 8Sougou
  • 19Lucas João
  • 32Hunt
  • 39Sasso
  • 46Hirst
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
14,802

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home5
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Preston North End 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Preston North End 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Goal!

Goal! Preston North End 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1. Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Sam Hutchinson.

Attempt blocked. Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday).

Jordan Hugill (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Hugill (Preston North End) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Johnson.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Alan Browne replaces Aiden McGeady.

Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alex Baptiste (Preston North End).

Attempt missed. David Jones (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Thomas Spurr replaces Callum Robinson.

Attempt missed. Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Tom Clarke (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniel Johnson with a cross.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Daniel Pudil.

Aiden McGeady (Preston North End) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Daniel Johnson following a corner.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Sam Hutchinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Lucas João replaces Ross Wallace.

Attempt blocked. Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Barry Bannan.

Goal!

Own Goal by Sam Hutchinson, Sheffield Wednesday. Preston North End 1, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

Aiden McGeady (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Jones (Sheffield Wednesday).

Booking

Ben Pearson (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ben Pearson (Preston North End).

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

Booking

Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday).

Ben Pearson (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Callum Robinson (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniel Johnson.

Attempt missed. Daniel Pudil (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from more than 40 yards on the left wing misses to the left.

Offside, Preston North End. Ben Pearson tries a through ball, but Jordan Hugill is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Greg Cunningham (Preston North End) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Barry Bannan tries a through ball, but Steven Fletcher is caught offside.

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

Foul by Aiden McGeady (Preston North End).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jack Hunt replaces Liam Palmer.

Attempt saved. Callum Robinson (Preston North End) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aiden McGeady.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Keiren Westwood tries a through ball, but Steven Fletcher is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Jordan Hugill replaces Simon Makienok.

Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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2Brighton23156238142451
3Reading2313463330343
4Huddersfield2413472928143
5Leeds2413383124742
6Sheff Wed2412572824441
7Derby2411762415940
8Fulham2399540281236
9Barnsley2410594237535
10Aston Villa2481152623335
11Birmingham249872932-335
12Norwich24104103837134
13Preston249693232033
14Ipswich248792427-331
15Brentford2486102930-130
16Wolves2477103234-228
17Bristol City2483133132-127
18Nottm Forest2475123744-726
19QPR2475122235-1326
20Burton2467112633-725
21Cardiff2366112638-1224
22Blackburn2456132840-1221
23Wigan2447132030-1019
24Rotherham2434172552-2713
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