Sheffield Wednesday: Player ratings as Owls play out thrilling 2-2 draw with Norwich City

Sheffield Wednesday fell foul of a cruel last minute equaliser against Norwich City at Carrow Road in Good Friday’s evening kick off in the Championship.

Friday, 19th April 2019, 6:18 pm
Updated Friday, 19th April 2019, 10:46 pm
Carrow Road. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Here’s how we rated the Owls players...

A last minute change as he came in for the injured Westwood. Picked up an early yellow for handling the ball outside the box but calmed down after that and made some good saves with his feet.
Had the tricky task of containing Max Aarons but did well for the most part. Bombed forward where possible to offer something on the wing as he moved back to the left flank with Iorfa’s return. Sent a lovely cross in for Wednesday’s second.

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Another impressive game from the Owls skipper who put his body on the line multiple times in the first half to block Teemu Pukki. Cut the ball out consistently in the second half to keep Wednesday in it.
Marking Pukki is a two man job, which he managed with Lees well. Played the odd wayward pass but otherwise as solid as we have come to expect of the loan man. Showed how well he reads the game as he cut the ball out on multiple occasions.
Man marked Hernandez well and added to Wednesday’s offensive threat as he charged into the box on the overlap in the first period. Was athletic when needed and looked strong on his return.
Dictated the play from midfield as he won challenges at the back then drove into the heart of the midfield. Linked up well with Onomah and played some great through balls. Rose to the occasion excellently and made a strong case for a new contract.
Had a decent start as he played a more creative role than he usually might, knocking balls into space for Matias and Boyd to run on to. Looked uncomfortable around the half hour mark and was subbed for Joey Pelupessy on 34 mins.
Back after a spell on the sidelines and did not look off the pace. Industrious at the heart of midfield with good link up play going forward. Started to look laboured around 60 minutes, but not a bad return from injury.
Put the ball in the back of the net in the first half but was ruled offside. Caused a few problems in the first 45 mins. Broke up play well, made challenges - and committed tactical fouls - where required.
Lively from the off and was rewarded with a goal after a sublime strike from range - well and truly top bins. Came close with a strike from similar distance in the second half as he worked hard to track back.
A cool head in a frenetic first half. Held the ball up well and dropped into the midfield to collect when Wednesday were looking for a bouncing board on the counter attack. Bundled Wednesday’s second over the line like a true poacher.
A 66th minute sub for Josh Onomah. Added fresh legs to the Owls midfield, shown best as he broke the length of the field on the counter attack after pouncing on a loose ball.
A first half sub for Sam Hutchinson. Entered the fray right after Forestieri’s goal and got stuck in with some physical challenges. Retained possession and passed the ball around in triangles as Wednesday looked to keep the score at 2-1.
A 75th minute sub for Forestieri. Thrown straight into defending set plays but used his athleticism to offer an outlet on the break.