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Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Cardiff City

Yanic Wildschut
Norwich loanee Yanic Wildschut had arguably Cardiff's best first-half moments

Cardiff City were denied the chance to move level on points with second-placed Derby County as they were held to a goalless draw at Sheffield Wednesday.

The Bluebirds edged a poor first half, yet the Owls should have led at half-time, but Jordan Rhodes headed over and Adam Reach sliced over an open goal.

Lucas Joao then missed further chances for the hosts in the second half.

The result left Cardiff with one win in six Championship games, while the Owls have won just once in 12 league games.

The draw was Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay's second in two league games since his appointment on 5 January, keeping him unbeaten as the Owls manager.

But his side look increasingly unlikely to repeat the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons' play-off bids as they are 14 points and 11 places below the top six with 18 matches remaining.

A point did keep the hosts seven points above the relegation places, while third-placed Cardiff's subdued form continued, as they failed to score for the fourth time in all competitions since 23 December.

Neil Warnock gave debuts to on-loan duo Marko Grujic and Yanic Wildschut, with the latter impressing in a game that, overall, lacked the inspiration that had delivered 31 goals across the 10 Championship games that took place earlier on Saturday.

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 28Wildsmith
  • 46Venâncio
  • 36Pudil
  • 39Thorniley
  • 16Palmer
  • 33WallaceBooked at 77minsSubstituted forBoydat 81'minutes
  • 3Jones
  • 20Reach
  • 6Fox
  • 7RhodesSubstituted forMatiasat 72'minutes
  • 18Lucas JoãoSubstituted forNuhiuat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hunt
  • 17Nuhiu
  • 19Matias
  • 21Boyd
  • 25Dawson
  • 32Pelupessy
  • 38Clare

Cardiff

  • 25Etheridge
  • 5Ecuele Manga
  • 4Morrison
  • 14BambaBooked at 40mins
  • 6RichardsBooked at 90mins
  • 24GrujicBooked at 8minsSubstituted forPatersonat 78'minutes
  • 8Ralls
  • 3Bennett
  • 35WildschutSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 71'minutes
  • 33HoilettSubstituted forK Harrisat 83'minutes
  • 10Zohore

Substitutes

  • 11K Harris
  • 13Pilkington
  • 15Halford
  • 18Paterson
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 20Damour
  • 28Murphy
Referee:
Roger East
Attendance:
23,277

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamCardiff
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home14
Away15
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Cardiff City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Cardiff City 0.

Booking

Jazz Richards (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Bruno Ecuele Manga (Cardiff City).

Marco Matias (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. George Boyd (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Joe Bennett.

Foul by Kadeem Harris (Cardiff City).

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

Sean Morrison (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Jazz Richards (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Offside, Cardiff City. Kadeem Harris tries a through ball, but Kenneth Zohore is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Kadeem Harris replaces David Junior Hoilett.

Foul by Sean Morrison (Cardiff City).

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

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Jordan Thorniley.

Attempt blocked. Joe Bennett (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. George Boyd replaces Ross Wallace.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Lucas João.

Foul by Jazz Richards (Cardiff City).

Marco Matias (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Callum Paterson replaces Marko Grujic.

Attempt missed. David Junior Hoilett (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kenneth Zohore.

Booking

Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Sol Bamba (Cardiff City).

Marco Matias (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Cardiff City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Marco Matias replaces Jordan Rhodes.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Yanic Wildschut.

Joe Bennett (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt saved. Joe Ralls (Cardiff City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Kenneth Zohore.

Foul by Kenneth Zohore (Cardiff City).

Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Morgan Fox with a cross.

Attempt missed. Yanic Wildschut (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jazz Richards with a cross.

Attempt missed. Morgan Fox (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

goal

As It Stood

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3Cardiff28156740251551
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5Bristol City2813964032848
6Sheff Utd281441042321046
7Fulham28129746341245
8Middlesbrough281351038271144
9Brentford28111074235743
10Leeds28134114033743
11Preston28101263228442
12Ipswich28124124140140
13Norwich28107112833-537
14Nottm Forest28112153543-835
15Millwall28810103333034
16QPR2889113140-933
17Sheff Wed28711103034-432
18Reading2878133036-629
19Barnsley2869132840-1227
20Bolton2868142646-2026
21Hull28510133945-625
22Sunderland28510133047-1725
23Birmingham2866161639-2324
24Burton2866162152-3124
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