Sheffield Wednesday 0 Huddersfield Town 0: Owls out on pens - Post-match with Darren Moore
Welcome to The Star’s LIVE coverage of Sheffield Wednesday’s 2021/22 season curtain raiser against old foes Huddersfield Town.
Supporters are back through the turnstiles at Hillsborough for the first time in 515 long days since the last time that was possible; a 1-0 FA Cup defeat to Manchester City.
So much has changed since, but not the best way to follow the action should you not be able to make it; right here with The Star.
We’ll be on-hand to deliver all the latest build-up, every meaningful kick and every word Darren Moore says afterwards. Keep it locked.
Sheffield Wednesday v Huddersfield Town LIVE
Last updated: Sunday, 01 August, 2021, 16:05
DM on being out
We’re disappointed. We don;t want to lose games however it comes, but you’ll not hear me say anything with the players, they wanted to take a penalty.
On the 90 minutes it was high level. When Carlos and I decided to have the fixture, we knew it would be a tight 90 minutes in terms of the performance.
We’ve got another week in training and then we start the league campaign.
DM on the game
I thought one goal would win it. Both teams nullified each other. We had to be slicker and cleaner, and at times we ran the ball well.
The groundstaff need praise - the pitch was excellent, but both teams cancelled each other out. Bailey and Nicholls both made saves. It was a relatively even contest and we can take a lot out of it.
Darren Moore will be with us soon..
..follow here for everything he has to say.
Wednesday are OUT!
Missed penalties from Massimo Luongo and Liam Palmer - and four good pennos from Huddersfield - put Wednesday out.
A good, solid performance in normal time though and plenty to work with.
Here we go..
90+ - Huddersfield wasting chances
They could’ve had a couple. Rhodes has been involved, heading on or two down. And a huge chance was there at the back post.
Are we going to pennos? Against Huddersfield?
80’ - Rhodes on
..to a chorus of boos from the Wednesday faithful.
WE’RE BACK BABY!
Let’s get Fizzy..
On for Green in his new attacking position in midfield.
With a background of academy football under him, this is his first real show in front of a big crowd.
70’ - He’s back on..
Bannan is back on having received treatment on his ankle after a last-gasp tackle on the energetic Sorba Thomas.