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Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Sunderland

David Jones
David Jones' first goal since 12 September 2015 earned Sheffield Wednesday a draw

Sunderland maintained their unbeaten start to the Championship season with a draw at Sheffield Wednesday.

George Honeyman put the visitors ahead after four minutes, blasting in Aiden McGeady's cross from close range.

Black Cats strikers Lewis Grabban and James Vaughan went close to making it 2-0, but David Jones' powerful 25-yard strike brought Wednesday level.

Both goalkeepers were forced into saves before Owls striker Gary Hooper struck the bar and fired wide late on.

Simon Grayson's men had the better of the first half, with McGeady's delivery setting up Honeyman to score his second goal for the club after goalkeeper Keiren Westwood flew off his line.

Grabban headed a McGeady free-kick narrowly wide, Brendan Galloway was denied by Westwood and Vaughan blazed over a rebound as the relegated Premier League side looked to add to their advantage.

Wednesday had their chances however, with Jason Steele having to be alert to keep out Sam Winnall's effort before Hooper smashed a half-volley against the bar.

But despite finishing strongly Wednesday could not find a second goal and are without a win from their opening three Championship matches.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal:

"We started with a loss of concentration but after this we started to impose our football, we started to create chances.

"We had more chances than Sunderland. We played a very high level of football in the second half.

"We absolutely deserved to win this game with the level of football we played in the second half. We played against a strong team, the way we are playing we will be very strong."

Sunderland boss Simon Grayson:

"It was two types of different performances from us. If we had taken the chances we would have won the game.

"We were comfortable up until they scored the goal, and that got their tails up and we found it difficult.

"It's probably a fair result, if we had got the second goal when we had the chances we would have won it.

"You come to a difficult place and get a point you will probably take it."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 1Westwood
  • 2HuntSubstituted forPalmerat 84'minutes
  • 15Lees
  • 36Pudil
  • 20Reach
  • 33Wallace
  • 3Jones
  • 41AbdiSubstituted forFletcherat 45'minutes
  • 10Bannan
  • 14Hooper
  • 11WinnallSubstituted forRhodesat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Fox
  • 7Rhodes
  • 9Fletcher
  • 16Palmer
  • 19Matias
  • 21Boyd
  • 28Wildsmith

Sunderland

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Steele
  • 2Jones
  • 18Browning
  • 23Koné
  • 15GallowayBooked at 77mins
  • 26Honeyman
  • 17Ndong
  • 6CattermoleSubstituted forGibsonat 88'minutes
  • 19McGeadySubstituted forKhazriat 80'minutes
  • 11GrabbanSubstituted forGoochat 84'minutes
  • 9Vaughan

Substitutes

  • 10Khazri
  • 16O'Shea
  • 21Matthews
  • 24Gibson
  • 25Ruiter
  • 27Gooch
  • 29Asoro
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
27,631

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamSunderland
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home17
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Sunderland 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Sunderland 1.

  3. Post update

    Jordan Rhodes (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Wahbi Khazri (Sunderland).

  5. Post update

    Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by James Vaughan (Sunderland).

  7. Post update

    Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by James Vaughan (Sunderland).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday).

  10. Post update

    Lynden Gooch (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Sunderland. Darron Gibson replaces Lee Cattermole.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Reach.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Sunderland. Lynden Gooch replaces Lewis Grabban.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Liam Palmer replaces Jack Hunt.

  15. Post update

    Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Steven Fletcher.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Sunderland. Wahbi Khazri replaces Aiden McGeady.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Tom Lees following a corner.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Jones (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cardiff33006069
2Wolves33006249
3Ipswich33007439
4Middlesbrough32013126
5Nottm Forest32016516
6Sunderland31205325
7Leeds31203215
8Hull31117524
9Bristol City31116514
10Norwich31114404
11QPR31113304
12Birmingham31112204
13Preston31111104
14Reading311134-14
15Derby311123-14
16Fulham30302203
17Barnsley310246-23
18Sheff Utd310213-23
19Bolton302134-12
20Sheff Wed302123-12
21Brentford301257-21
22Millwall301246-21
23Aston Villa301226-41
24Burton300317-60
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