Sheffield Wednesday RECAP: Garry Monk's Dominic Iorfa update and injury woes as 10-men Owls dealt late blow v QPR

Matchday again – and Sheffield Wednesday were back at Hillsborough.

By Joe Crann
Saturday, 3rd October 2020, 11:31 pm

The Owls faced Queens Park Rangers at home today as they looked for their first victory at S6 since way back in February, and while they avoided back-to-back defeats following the loss at Bristol City, their 1-1 draw will have felt like a loss given the manner of it.

Callum Paterson, who was snapped up from Cardiff City earlier in the week, made his debut, but injuries blighted the game for SWFC.

Sheffield Wednesday were so close to beating QPR. (Pic Steve Ellis)

Sheffield Wednesday LIVE - It’s the Owls against Queens Park Rangers today

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Garry Monk’s side face QPR at Hillsborough this afternoon

  • The Owls have beaten the R’s twice in 2020 so far
  • Wednesday have waited a long time for a home win
  • SWFC XI: Dawson, Van Aken, Lees (Palmer, 4’ - Odubajo, 45’), Shaw, Harris, Dele-Bashiru (Pelupessy 69), Luongo, Bannan, Reach, Windass, Paterson.
  • QPR XI: Dieng, Kakay, Dickie, Barbet, Wallace, Cameron, Osayi-Samuel, Amos (Ball 73), Carroll (Bonne 64), Chair, Dykes.

'If Lees stays on the pitch we win the game' - Sheffield Wednesday fans react after QPR secure late draw at Hillsborough

Sheffield Wednesday suffered late heartbreak by conceding an injury-time equaliser to draw 1-1 with Queens Park Rangers in the Sky Bet Championship at Hillsborough this afternoon.

Monk on THOSE Iorfa rumours

Owls boss explains Dominic Iorfa absence amid Watford transfer speculation

The winds of speculation breezed through the Sheffield Wednesday fanbase when the Owls team news confirmed that Dominic Iorfa was not in the squad for their 1-1 draw with QPR.

Sheffield Wednesday got a point today, but in many ways it feels like a loss.

It would be easy to be super negative and complain about the last-minute goal that has become so prevalent at SWFC in recent times, but today’s situation was different.

Dominic Iorfa was injured, then his replacement (Liam Shaw) got injured in the game, then his replacement’s replacement (Liam Palmer) got injured. That’s two forced substitutions for the same position that could’ve been used to get the job done.

Also, if Tom Lees doesn’t get injured then there’s not as much extra time, and also if he didn’t get injured then I’m pretty sure SWFC don’t concede the goal they conceded. There was so much bad luck that happened on the way to that equaliser.

As much as it’s two points lost in many ways, it is also a point gained and another point chipped away from that deduction. Also, the international break means time to recover for those that were/are injured or out.

A disappointing end, but you can’t fault the commitment once again. - JC

Da Cruz has found a new club

The former Owls loanee was linked with a return to Sheffield Wednesday not so long ago, but he’s gone and signed for Groningen in Holland.

Izzy got a kick in the Bristol game… We tested it in Thursday’s training and it just wasn’t right. We didn’t want to risk it.

We should have a few of those bodies back before the end of the international break.

Monk on the equaliser

We would have had a player pressing that ball and a player in the position where the ball came from… It’s typical really. It was tough to stop that ball because we didn’t have a player in that position.

The goal really came because we had 10 men on the pitch.

There’s nothing to say about him right now.

Monk on Iorfa and Brown and injuries

He’s got a tightness in his hamstring, it’s nothing serious… Izzy got a knock around his knee, but we should have them back before the international break is over.

Shawy had to come off because of his ankle, we’ll see how bad it is.

With Palmer it was his back and Tom it was his groin.

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