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Scoreless Draw At S6

Elliott Jackson reports from S6 as Wednesday were held to a 0-0 draw against Bristol City.

The Owls came into the game following back to back wins before the international break but couldn’t find a way past a resilient Bristol City backline.
Despite drawing a blank, Wednesday did have a few half chances to win the game. In the first half, Rhodes came closest with a header following a lovely knockdown from Gary Hooper. The visitors best chance, in a forgettable first 45 minutes, came through Matty Taylor. The former Bristol Rovers striker fired the ball across the face of goal after poor play by Adam Reach.

Bobby Reid also managed to find a way past the Owls’ backline but he tamely headed at Westwood when he should have really scored. Reid has managed ten goals so far in the league and is behind only Leo Bonatini in the Championship scoring charts.

Whilst just under 26,000 turned up at Hillsborough for the game, many fans will have expected more. The second half brought very little change as again both teams flattered to deceive. Even the introduction of Lucas Joao and Kieran Lee from the bench couldn’t inspire the Owls.

The best chance of the second half fell to the visitors as Westwood smartly denied substitute Milan Djuric before the ball was eventually hooked wide of the post.

With just ten minutes left Wednesday felt they should have had a penalty. Barry Bannan broke through into the area before going down under a challenge but the referee remained unmoved and waved play on.

With only one side looking to win the game, Wednesday continued in search of the breakthrough. Steven Fletcher’s goal-bound strike was blocked before Tom Lees headed wide from a free kick.

In the end, the game finished scoreless, with the result meaning Wednesday stretched their unbeaten run to four games. Next up for the Owls is a midweek trip to Ipswitch before they face Reading at the Madejski Stadium. 

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