Sheffield Wednesday: Player ratings as Owls draw 1-1 at Derby County

Sheffield Wednesday maintained Steve Bruce's unbeaten start to life as Owls boss in a 1-1 draw with Derby County at Pride Park in Saturday's Championship clash.

Friday, 8th March 2019, 2:33 pm
Updated Saturday, 9th March 2019, 4:08 pm
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Here's how we rated the Owls players...

Could only watch as Johnson rose to nod Derby's opener into the top corner. Had to show quick feet to shift the ball out of the way of the onrushing attack on a few occasions and was vital in keeping Wednesday in it.
A quieter match offensively for the Owls left-back than in recent matches as he was unable to bomb forward as often. Had the tough task of keeping the lively Harry Wilson quiet.

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Handled the threat of Derby's offensive unit well as Wednesday were only undone by a set play. Swept up on a few occasions where the Owls failed to clear their lines as the Rams piled on the pressure.
No clean sheet to add to the recently ever-growing collection for the Owls skipper but a strong performance at the back once again. Rose to the challenge as Derby knocked on the door in the closing stages.
Got forward in spurts on the right in the first half and then rose brilliantly to nod the Owls level from Bannan's free kick in the second half. Looked cagey in the closing stages as Derby applied pressure.
Left Johnson unmarked at the far post as Derby found an early opener. Otherwise combative when needed in the middle of the park. Blazed a golden opportunity over the bar in the second half.
Grew into the first half and delivered a few tempting crosses late on in opening period. Played a lovely ball in from a free kick for Iorfa's equaliser. Got stuck in at the end to defend the point.
Creative on both flanks as he played one-twos and then drove towards the Derby defence. Unable to clear with his near post header in the home side's goal and had a quieter second period.
Worked well to win the ball back but had a quieter day than in previous matches. Linked up well with Winnall and Nuhiu once they came on in a changed Owls front line.
Never really got into the game and gave the ball away too easily. Didn't offer much of an outlet for Wednesday and was subbed on 62 minutes for the returning Sam Winnall.
Worked tirelessly and was Wednesday's most threatening player. Applied pressure to unsettle the Derby defence and force mistakes from their back four. Came off injured on 50 minutes.
A 50th minute sub for the injured Steven Fletcher. Hustled and bustled his way about the final third to cause some real problems for the Derby defence who struggled to keep the big man under control.
A 62nd minute for George Boyd, playing against his former club. Impressed from the moment he came on and had a goal disallowed for kicking it out of Carson's hands.
An injury time substitute for Rolando Aarons as Steve Bruce looked to run down the clock and preserve his unbeaten run.