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Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Bristol City: Owls hopes dented by 10-man Robins

Dejected Sheffield Wednesday players
Sheffield Wednesday have lost three of their past four games and remain seven points from safety

Tyreeq Bakinson snatched a late equaliser for 10-man Bristol City and dealt Sheffield Wednesday's hopes of escaping relegation from the Championship a severe blow.

The Owls led for most of the game through Julian Borner's early header - but failed to wrap up the points after City's Henri Lansbury was sent off for handball on the line.

Barry Bannan's subsequent penalty was saved by Dan Bentley and Wednesday squandered a further string of opportunities to increase their lead.

They were punished three minutes from time when Bakinson fired home from distance to earn the Robins a share of the points.

The draw leaves 23rd-placed Wednesday - who were without boss Darren Moore as he recovers from a bout of post-Covid pneumonia - seven points adrift of safety with four games to go, while City are 14th.

Borner gave Wednesday the perfect start, heading home his second goal in four games after Josh Windass had volleyed a corner back across the Bristol City box.

But Bannan squandered the opportunity to make it 2-0, with Bentley diving to push away his spot-kick after Lansbury had been shown the red card for scooping Callum Paterson's shot out from under the bar.

The Owls continued to dominate their depleted opponents, with Bannan and Windass both going close and Liam Palmer steaming in to meet Bannan's cross with a volley that crashed against the woodwork.

Bentley denied Palmer after the break, while Bannan dragged another chance wide and City - who had scored only once in their previous five games - rarely looked likely to deny their hosts a precious victory.

But midfielder Bakinson struck an 88th-minute equaliser, collecting the ball on the edge of the box and drilling it beyond Keiren Westwood.

Owls 'can't give up' - reaction

Sheffield Wednesday assistant manager Jamie Smith:

"It's a tough one to take, it feels like a defeat.

"It's a point but not enough, we should have won the game. We had enough chances to win the game.

"We can't just give up, we have got to work."

Bristol City manager Nigel Pearson told BBC Radio Bristol:

"It was a tough afternoon for us. We keep giving poor goals away.

"It's players not dealing with their own markers. It's a frustration, it happened twice in the first half, we could have been further behind.

"Obviously the penalty decision made life very, very difficult for us."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Westwood
  • 6HutchinsonBooked at 8minsSubstituted forKachungaat 89'minutes
  • 15Lees
  • 13Börner
  • 2Palmer
  • 8Pelupessy
  • 10Bannan
  • 11Reach
  • 7K HarrisSubstituted forGreenat 73'minutes
  • 18Windass
  • 5PatersonSubstituted forRhodesat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4van Aken
  • 16Green
  • 17Dele-Bashiru
  • 19Urhoghide
  • 20Rhodes
  • 28Wildsmith
  • 29Hunt
  • 34Brennan
  • 45Kachunga

Bristol City

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Bentley
  • 2HuntSubstituted forNagyat 81'minutes
  • 26Vyner
  • 22Kalas
  • 25Rowe
  • 17LansburyBooked at 20mins
  • 42MassengoSubstituted forPalmerat 88'minutes
  • 28PearsonSubstituted forJannehat 56'minutes
  • 30Bakinson
  • 18SemenyoSubstituted forS Sessegnonat 56'minutes
  • 9DiédhiouSubstituted forWellsat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Nagy
  • 12O'Leary
  • 19Mariappa
  • 21Wells
  • 34Towler
  • 37Conway
  • 43S Sessegnon
  • 45Palmer
  • 46Janneh
Referee:
Tony Harrington

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home20
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away0
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Bristol City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Bristol City 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jordan Rhodes (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andre Green.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Tyreeq Bakinson (Bristol City).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday).

  9. Post update

    Nahki Wells (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Joey Pelupessy (Sheffield Wednesday).

  11. Post update

    Saikou Janneh (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Andre Green (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Steven Sessegnon (Bristol City).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Elias Kachunga replaces Sam Hutchinson.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. Kasey Palmer replaces Han-Noah Massengo.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 1, Bristol City 1. Tyreeq Bakinson (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Steven Sessegnon.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Joey Pelupessy (Sheffield Wednesday).

  18. Post update

    Han-Noah Massengo (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Joey Pelupessy (Sheffield Wednesday).

  20. Post update

    Han-Noah Massengo (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich42279666313590
2Watford422410859283182
3Swansea4222101052331976
4Brentford412014771403174
5Bournemouth4221111069412874
6Barnsley412181254441071
7Reading4219101357461167
8Cardiff4216121458461260
9Millwall421417114140159
10QPR421611155051-159
11Middlesbrough42169174947257
12Stoke421414144546-156
13Luton41168173646-1056
14Bristol City42156214156-1551
15Blackburn421311185448650
16Nottm Forest421213173441-749
17Preston42147214155-1449
18Huddersfield421211194562-1747
19Coventry411112183756-1945
20Birmingham411112183150-1945
21Derby421110213148-1743
22Rotherham39116224153-1239
23Sheff Wed42119223555-2036
24Wycombe42810243266-3434
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