Full Time report: Brentford 0 Sheffield Wednesday 0

Owls skipper Glenn Loovens clears his lines
Owls skipper Glenn Loovens clears his lines
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It was a point apiece for Sheffield Wednesday and Brentford tonight after a 0-0 draw at Griffin park.

Brentford began well but Wednesday grew into the game and finished the first half the better side, with Stevie May hitting the base of the post.

And the second half played out in the same way but there were fewer chances and a draw was a fair result.

Stuart Gray made four changes to the side which lost 3-0 to Watford on Saturday as the Owls aimed to get back to winning ways, away to Brentford.

Up front Atdhe Nuhiu is back in the starting XI replacing Gary Madine, while in midfield in come Jose Semedo, Jeremy Helan and Chris Maguire for Hallam Hope, Jacques Maghoma and the injured Sam Hutchinson.

After a cagey start from both sides, Brentford thought they had taken the lead when on 10 minutes Andre Gray ran onto a through ball from Jota and tucked it home, but the linesman ruled offside.

Brentford did most of the pressing up until the midway point in the first half where Wednesday began to get a foothold on the game.

Bees keeper David Button was forced into a save after a good effort by Chris Maguire on 25 minutes then six minutes later Button then denied Stevie May.

May was beginning to look dangerous at this stage and could have had a penalty when he went tumbling in the box but the referee Oliver Langford waved play on.

And just a minute later Wednesday had their best opportunity yet when Chris Maguire’s cross found May and the Scottish striker struck the post from eight yards.

After the break it was Brentford who again started the brighter and Jonathan Douglas had a header cleared off the line by Liam Palmer on 50 minutes.

The Bees were well on top without really creating any clear opportunities on goal but in the same way the first half had panned out, Wednesday came back into the game and Maguire forced another good save from Button.

Joe Mattock received a booking which will put him out of Saturday’s match against Norwich at Hillsborough after a bad challenge on Alex Pritchard.

May was also booked and was soon substituted for Royston Drenthe, who had a good game coming off the bench on Saturday, but he couldn’t inspire an away win and the game petered out.

Brentford: Button; McCormack, Craig, Dean, Bidwell; Douglas, Jota; Odubajo, Judge, Pritchard, Gray. Substitutes: Bonham, Toral, Diagouraga, Betinho, Yennaris, Moore, Proschwitz.

Wednesday: Westwood; Palmer, Lees, Loovens, Mattock; Maguire, Lee, Semedo, Helan; May, Nuhiu. Substitutes: Kirkland, Drenthe, Coke, Maghoma, Madine, Hope, Dielna.

Referee: Oliver Langford (East Midlands)