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16:02 30th June 2015

Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Hull City

Wednesday and Hull shared the points at Hillsborough as the visitors came from behind to deny the Owls a fifth successive win.

The hosts drew first blood through Fernando Forestieri but Abel Hernandez levelled to ensure the spoils were shared.

Overall, a point was about the right result as Wednesday bossed much of the first half, while the same could be said for Hull in the second.

With a potential top-six slot on the horizon from the early kick-off, there was every incentive for the Owls to extend their recent run of good form.

And they began on the front foot as the Tigers survived a penalty scare inside ten minutes when Michael Dawson tangled with Kieran Lee.

The referee waived the appeals away but the Owls were unruffled and Forestieri had a fierce drive blocked by Curtis Davies at the key moment.

Hull hit back with Moses Odubajo breaking down the left to feed the onrushing Hernandez, who was denied by a perfectly time challenge from Michael Turner.

But Wednesday looked favourites to score first, which they duly did on 28 minutes.

Tom Lees flicked on a Ross Wallace cross and Forestieri was on hand to swivel and drill past Allan McGregor.

The Owls stayed in the driving seat for the rest of the first half and Barry Bannan had a chance to double the lead just before the whistle but blasted narrowly over the bar on the angle.

Hull emerged for the second period with the bit between their teeth and made the breakthrough on 51 minutes.

A goalmouth scramble that took in three quickfire strikes ended with Hernandez applying the most important touch as the South American hit hard and low past Keiren Westwood.

It was hard on Wednesday, who regrouped and got back on an even keel but struggled to make any real impact in the final third.

Hull asked more of the questions and Sam Clucas went close with a sighter from distance but the decider almost went the way of the home side.

Bannan’s free kick was aimed into the heart of the danger zone, substitute Andrew Robinson connected just too well and his blushes were spared by a fine reaction save from McGregor.

Owls: Westwood, Turner, Hutchinson, Lees, Joao (Nuhiu 70), Lee, Hunt, Wallace (Helan 88), Pudil, Bannan, Forestieri


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