Sheffield Derby: Sheffield Wednesday players ratings from goalless draw with Sheffield United

Sheffield Wednesday maintained their unbeaten run under Steve Bruce as they battled out a goalless draw with bitter rivals Sheffield United at Hillsborough

Monday, 4th March 2019, 8:57 pm
Updated Monday, 4th March 2019, 9:02 pm
Sam Hutchinson looks to take the ball past Ollie Norwood in the Steel City derby at Hillsborough
Sam Hutchinson looks to take the ball past Ollie Norwood in the Steel City derby at Hillsborough

Here is how we rated the Owls' individual performances in the Sheffield derby.

Was never really tested in the first period aside from collecting a few crosses as most of the threat came from set plays. Withstood a few heart-stopping moments in the second half as the ball pinballed around the area.
Looked athletic in his first start for the Owls as he came in for the injured Achraf Lazaar. Had a few forays forward as he showed impressive pace to burst down the right and make seemingly dead-end balls into chances.

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Wasnt tested much defensively but played Adam Reach in twice with angled long balls to create some of Wednesdays best chances in the first half. Equally as strong in the second as he kept Gary Madine and then McGoldrick quiet.
Rock solid at the back and kept Billy Sharp in his pocket for the first 45. Was first to every ball into the area in the second half as United applied pressure - looked confident and strong in every challenge.
Took quite a few hits in the first half but battled on to limit the overlapping Blades defenders on the wing. Linked up well with Aarons in the second half as most of Wednesdays best chances came down the left flank.
Grew into the game over the first half and saw more of the ball towards the end of that period. Went on a great run to send a tempting cross in for Sam Hutchinson who was just unable to turn it past Henderson.
Held his own in midfield and bounced back after a nasty challenge with Kieran Dowell. Was dominant in the middle of the park in the second half and saw an excellent chance saved by Henderson.
Popped up all over the pitch to halt Uniteds attacks and was kept busy with plenty of corners and free kicks in a bitty match for the Owls. Key in turning the ball over from defence to attack as Wednesday pushed for a winner at the death.
Was at his best when driving to the byline to pull the ball back but was somewhat limited in his chances as both sides turned the ball over too easily. Used his pace and nearly latched on to a couple of long balls in the second half.
Wednesdays liveliest player in the first half as he made a real nuisance of himself and nicked the ball off the opposition whenever they took their eye off it. Was substituted at the break as he made way for George Boyd.
Tireless as ever in his workrate and did his best against Uniteds physical presence at the back despite limited first half chances. A presence in the air for Wednesday throughout the game before he was taken off for Nuhiu.
A 79th minute substitute for Dominic Iorfa, as he swapped with Palmer to move onto the left wing. Handled the threat on the flank well and saw the game out for Wednesday to pick up another point under Steve Bruce.
On for Forestieri at half time. Applied pressure from the front as he ran from the minute he came on until the final whistle, but didnt see much of the ball in a more offensive second 45 minutes for Wednesday.
An 89th minute sub for Steven Fletcher, didnt have much time to make a difference for the Owls as they looked to secure a late winner.