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Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Huddersfield Town: Paterson own goal denies Owls

Callum Paterson scores an own goal
Sheffield Wednesday's Callum Paterson (left) knew little about his own goal

Darren Moore was denied his first win as Sheffield Wednesday boss as Callum Paterson's unfortunate own goal gave Huddersfield a draw at Hillsborough.

The point ends Wednesday's seven-match losing Championship run but they are now nine points from safety with 10 games left after Birmingham's victory over Reading.

The Owls led a nervy game against the run of play when Josh Windass ran onto Jordan Rhodes' flick to lash past visiting keeper Ryan Schofield.

Huddersfield created little until Keiren Westwood saved Naby Sarr's effort from a free-kick, with the ball rebounding in off the backtracking Paterson.

The point moves Carlos Corberan's Terriers 10 points clear of the relegation zone, stretching their unbeaten run to four matches.

Going into the match no side had lost more Championship matches in 2021 than Wednesday's nine, while Huddersfield's 10 points since the turn of the year was the lowest in the division - so the scrappy nature of the game was no surprise.

There were strong penalty shouts either side of Windass' impressive opener, Huddersfield denied a spot-kick when Fraizer Campbell was brought down by Julian Borner and the hosts left equally aggrieved when Richard Keogh's challenge on Rhodes in the box went unpunished.

Westwood made an excellent save to keep out Sarr's prod towards goal from Isaac Mbenza's free-kick, but the unknowing Paterson ran straight onto the ball which hit him and went into his own goal from just a couple yards out.

The Scotland utility man almost made amends late on but his shot was kept out by Terriers keeper Schofield, who stayed big to thwart him from Elias Kachunga's reverse pass.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I said to the boys 'if you're not going to win the game you make sure you don't lose the game', and we've done that.

"I saw more commitment and desire from the team - we got the goal and after that it was a case of us doing our jobs, in terms of the defending and being resolute.

"It was a bizarre way to concede because when you look at the way we defended all night, we were pretty solid really apart from a couple of long-range efforts."

Huddersfield head coach Carlos Corberan told BBC Radio Leeds:

"I was happy with the first 30 minutes because we were very aggressive, dominating the game and playing the game in the offensive half.

"I think in the moments we dominated the game more we didn't score, and the moments where we didn't create enough chances we scored.

"At the end it was, for me, a fair result because both teams could get the three points, but the point was the minimum result that our effort deserved."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Westwood
  • 15Lees
  • 6HutchinsonSubstituted forUrhoghideat 61'minutes
  • 13Börner
  • 2PalmerBooked at 10mins
  • 8Pelupessy
  • 10Bannan
  • 11Reach
  • 7K HarrisSubstituted forShawat 61'minutes
  • 20RhodesSubstituted forPatersonat 61'minutes
  • 18WindassSubstituted forKachungaat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Paterson
  • 9Marriott
  • 14Penney
  • 16Green
  • 19Urhoghide
  • 26Shaw
  • 28Wildsmith
  • 29Hunt
  • 45Kachunga

Huddersfield

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 31Schofield
  • 35Edmonds-GreenSubstituted forMbenzaat 45'minutes
  • 15Keogh
  • 23Sarr
  • 17DuhaneySubstituted forStearmanat 81'minutes
  • 8O'Brien
  • 6Hogg
  • 2ÁvilaBooked at 10mins
  • 7Bacuna
  • 9HolmesSubstituted forSanogoat 60'minutes
  • 22CampbellSubstituted forRoweat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Vallejo Mínguez
  • 12Stearman
  • 18Mbenza
  • 25Ward
  • 28Brown
  • 29Rowe
  • 44Castro Pereira
  • 49High
  • 55Sanogo
Referee:
Robert Jones

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Huddersfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Huddersfield Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lewis O'Brien (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Tom Lees.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lewis O'Brien (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Naby Sarr.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Liam Shaw.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Aaron Rowe replaces Fraizer Campbell.

  8. Post update

    Fraizer Campbell (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Joey Pelupessy (Sheffield Wednesday).

  10. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Osaze Urhoghide.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Ryan Schofield.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Callum Paterson (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Elias Kachunga with a through ball.

  13. Post update

    Richard Stearman (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Callum Paterson (Sheffield Wednesday).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Pipa (Huddersfield Town).

  16. Post update

    Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Elias Kachunga replaces Josh Windass.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Richard Stearman replaces Demeaco Duhaney.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lewis O'Brien (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Yaya Sanogo.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Osaze Urhoghide.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich37257555262982
2Watford37219752262672
3Swansea36209745281769
4Brentford361910764382667
5Barnsley37197114840864
6Reading371871251401161
7Bournemouth3716111055371859
8Middlesbrough37168134638856
9Cardiff3715101254371755
10Millwall371116103736149
11Stoke371213124142-149
12QPR361310133842-449
13Bristol City37154183948-949
14Luton36138153041-1147
15Blackburn37129164941845
16Preston37135193948-944
17Huddersfield37119174152-1142
18Nottm Forest371011162937-841
19Derby371010172741-1440
20Coventry36911163248-1638
21Birmingham37911172847-1938
22Rotherham3395193647-1132
23Sheff Wed3698192646-2029
24Wycombe3768232561-3626
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