TUESDAY NIGHT: Sheffield Wednesday earn point

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sHEFFIELD Wednesday sprung a point over neighbours Sheffield United in the League One table tonight, as the see-saw of the two clubs continued.

The Owls drew 1-1 at MK Dons in a game they more than held their own.

Two own goals in the opening half hour were an odd feature of this game between two Play Off rivals.

Wednesday got off on the wrong foot first, goalie Stephen Bywater inadvertently putting the home side ahead.

But 10 minutes later, they were on equal terms, Scottish centre half Gary MacKenzie scoring in his own net from close range after build-up play from Chris Sedgwick.

MK were passing smartly and crisply and it took a while for the Owls to start to adapt to their style.

Owls threatened to take the Stadium mk by storm at the start of the second period, though.

Reda Johnson had a header cleared off the line and MK had striker Dean Bowditch to thank for saving them from going behind.

The away fans renewed their acquaintance with former Leeds United player Alan Smith, who came on to make his debut for Dons. The boos rang around the Buckinghamshire stadium.

The visiting fans were also unhappy to see two of their players booked in three minutes spell, Jose Vitor Semedo and Chris Sedgwick.

Sedgwick was substituted in favour of debutant John Bostock, who signed yesterday from Tottenham.

And manager Gary Megson introduced the pace of Jermaine Johnson, who came on for Gary Madine on 67 minutes.

But it was Bostock who almost turned the game when he won the ball and set up a dangerous attack, but his final ball was poor.

Wednesday seemed settled defensively, Miguel Llera showing some quality, in particular.

There was a potential flashpoint as MK boss Karl Robinson seemed to have an altercation with Johnson near the dug outs; Robinson was ordered to the stands.

Wendesday finished the stronger side.


MK DONS: Martin, Chicksen, MacKenzie, Flanagan, Lewington, O’Shea, Gleeson, Williams, Bowditch, Chadwick, MacDonald.

Subs: McLoughlin, Smith, Powell, Baldock, Ibehre.

OWLS: Bywater, Otsemobor, Batth, Llera, R Johnson, Buxton, Semedo, Prutton, Sedgwick, O’Grady, Madine. Subs: Weaver, Morrison, J Johnson, Bostock, Lines.

Ref: Linington.

Attendance: 9,776.

Read Paul Thompson’s assessment in Wednesday’s Star.