Sheffield Wednesday LIVE: FT - Owls 1-1 Reading - Drama, goals and defending for their lives - it ends 1-1

Sheffield Wednesday face Reading at Hillsborough this evening.

Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 9:39 pm
Sheffield Wednesday drew 1-1 with Reading. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The Owls take on a Royals side that will be buoyed by their return to winning ways over the weekend after beating Bristol City, while the hosts are still seeking their first win since beating Bournemouth under Garry Monk last month.

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It won’t be an easy test for Wednesday as they come up against one of the most in-form strikers in the league, former SWFC man Lucas Joao, and it’ll be on November’s Player of the Month, Julian Börner, to try and keep him quiet.

We’ll be here throughout the night to bring you all the latest from Hillsborough on what’s set to be a very cold evening in S6.

Callum Paterson scored Sheffield Wednesday's opener. (Pic Steve Ellis)

Sheffield Wednesday LIVE: Matchday at Hillsborough as Tony Pulis aims for his first win

Last updated: Wednesday, 02 December, 2020, 22:44

  • Pulis and his side are at Hillsborough once again this evening
  • They face Lucas Joao and Reading
  • A win would be the manager’s 100th in the Championship
  • The Royals won 3-0 on their last visit to S6
  • SWFC XI: Wildsmith; Palmer (Iorfa 46), Lees, Börner, van Aken (Odubajo 46); Reach, Luongo, Shaw, Harris (Kachunga, 90); Bannan (Pelupessy); Paterson.
  • RFC XI: Rafael, Holmes (Esteves, 70), Richards, Moore, Morrison, Rinomhota (Aluko, 70), Laurent, Semedo, Olise (Baldock, 74), Ejaria, Joao.

What the fans thought of tonight’s eventful draw

'We would have capitulated under Monk' - Sheffield Wednesday fans react to Reading draw

Sheffield Wednesday produced a superb defensive display to secure a share of the spoils against Reading at Hillsborough this evening – despite playing with 10 men for an hour following Liam Shaw’s red card.

He’ll be another couple of weeks yet.

It’ll be another two or three weeks, maybe in the turn of the year he’ll be ready.

My toughest job yet? I’ve never gone into a football club that’s flying high, even going back to Stoke… I kept them up, and I’ve had tough assignments. I think this one is going to be just as tough.

He’s got a right kick on his ankle, and we’ll have to see where he’s at.

He wanted to stay on, but there was no way I was going to do that. 

We wanted Dominic back, but he’s a good kid. It was good to get him out there and that he got through the second half.

The two I’ve had… Josh’s was stupid, and Shawy has been stupid today. They’re stupid recklessly challenges. I’ll give Shawy some grace because he’s young, but not for Josh.

It has to stop. Massimo’s got five bookings. If you’ve got your boots, you’ve got a chance of playing.

The squad seemed to lack a bit of confidence and direction… But you’ll understand that they’re a good group of people, but probably lack a bit of the spice that really good teams have. We’ll improve that though, we’ve got to make it through to January.

Up to the red card I thought we did very well… The goal was well worked. The goal from Pato, cross from Reachy and pass from Kadeem. Their goal was poor marking, and I changed things around at half time.

You need a little bit of good fortune, and because of the effort I think the lads deserved it tonight. I think fans should be proud of the effort they’ve put in.

There have been players who have left, and left big holes in comparison to what was available last season. We’ll do our best to get them into a position of safety.

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