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, 21:43

  • 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.

I wanted to change the system, how we were set up. I held Iorfa back because I wanted to explain what we wanted - I spent a good five minutes on that.

I think we had some god fortune with decisions, with a couple of the penalties… Looking from where I stood, I thought the ref was going to give two.

I don’t think it was a freekick for their goal, and Pato should have dealt better with Joao. There’s a lot of work to be done.

Pulis on the performance

They’ve got game-changers in their side, so they’re always going to be dangerous… The sending off was disappointing, it was reckless and I understand why the ref has given a red card. We have to be a lot more understanding of the rules.

Half time gave us a chance to make some changes and make us more resilient. They’ve worked so hard. We lack certain things, but they’ve really bought in to what we’ve tried to do.

Player ratings as Sheffield Wednesday AGAIN went down to 10 men at Hillsborough

It was another frustrating evening for Sheffield Wednesday, who did take an early lead against Reading...

Alex’s on-the-whistle thoughts . . .

And that is that . . . phew!

It's oll over . . .

A great point for Wednesday after playing large parts of the game with 10 men following Liam Shaw's red card in the first half.

More reaction to follow - including the thoughts of Tony Pulis. Stay with us.

Kadeem Harris is off. Elias Kachunga is on for the final four added minutes. 

Reading really laying siege on the Wednesday goal and should have had a penalty when Reach handles Laurent’s goalbound shot. The Owls certainly got lucky there. The Reading players can’t believe it. Can Wednesday hold on?

Quick reactions from Wildsmith

Wildsmith spares Tom Lees blushes by palming the ball away from the advancing Aluko after his Wednesday team-mate had sliced the ball horribly inside his own box.

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