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  • English Npower Championship
  • 29 December 2012, 12:30pm
  • Galpharm Stadium
  • Attendance: 17,694
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Match ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

90+3 mins:Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

90 mins:Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

90 mins:Attempt missed. Murray Wallace (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

89 mins:Foul by Rhys McCabe (Sheffield Wednesday).

89 mins:Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

89 mins:Attempt saved. Mamady Sidibe (Sheffield Wednesday) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved. Assisted by Rhys McCabe.

88 mins:Corner, Sheffield Wednesday.

88 mins:Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jermaine Johnson replaces Michail Antonio.

86 mins:Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

86 mins:Mamady Sidibe (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick.

84 mins:Attempt missed. Mamady Sidibe (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

82 mins:Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Jeremy Helan tries a through ball, but Jeremy Helan is caught offside.

81 mins:Corner, Huddersfield Town.

80 mins:Corner, Sheffield Wednesday.

79 mins:Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

78 mins:Foul by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town).

78 mins:Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick.

78 mins:Corner, Huddersfield Town.

73 mins:Attempt missed. Rhys McCabe (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

72 mins:Foul by Mamady Sidibe (Sheffield Wednesday).

72 mins:Murray Wallace (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

70 mins:Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Paul Dixon replaces Jack Hunt.

65 mins:Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Mamady Sidibe replaces Gary Madine.

63 mins:Attempt missed. Jermaine Beckford (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Adam Clayton.

63 mins:Corner, Huddersfield Town.

62 mins:Substitution, Huddersfield Town. James Vaughan replaces Simon Church.

62 mins:Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Sean Scannell replaces Chris Atkinson.

60 mins:Foul by Gary Madine (Sheffield Wednesday).

60 mins:Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

59 mins:Attempt saved. Keith Southern (Huddersfield Town) header from the right side of the box is saved.

59 mins:Foul by Rhys McCabe (Sheffield Wednesday).

59 mins:Simon Church (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

54 mins:Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Huddersfield Town).

54 mins:David Prutton (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick.

52 mins:Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Gary Madine tries a through ball, but Gary Madine is caught offside.

50 mins:Foul by Gary Madine (Sheffield Wednesday).

50 mins:Jack Hunt (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

46 mins:Attempt missed. Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Second Half begins Huddersfield Town 0, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

45+2 mins:Corner, Huddersfield Town.

45+1 mins:Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45+1 mins:Foul by Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday).

45+1 mins:Jack Hunt (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

44 mins:Attempt saved. Simon Church (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

43 mins:Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Huddersfield Town).

43 mins:Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick.

43 mins:Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Jeremy Helan tries a through ball, but Jeremy Helan is caught offside.

39 mins:Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Huddersfield Town).

39 mins:Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick.

38 mins:Attempt missed. Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

36 mins:Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Gary Madine tries a through ball, but Gary Madine is caught offside.

34 mins:Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Huddersfield Town).

34 mins:Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick.

32 mins:Foul by Jack Hunt (Huddersfield Town).

32 mins:Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick.

31 mins:Attempt missed. David Prutton (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

30 mins:Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

30 mins:Foul by Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town).

30 mins:Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick.

25 mins:Foul by Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday).

25 mins:Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

23 mins:Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

22 mins:Jack Hunt (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

19 mins:Corner, Sheffield Wednesday.

16 mins:Foul by Anthony Gardner (Sheffield Wednesday).

16 mins:Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

16 mins:Corner, Sheffield Wednesday.

15 mins:Attempt saved. David Prutton (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

14 mins:Foul by Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday).

14 mins:Alex Smithies (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

14 mins:Corner, Sheffield Wednesday.

9 mins:Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

9 mins:Attempt saved. Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

5 mins:Foul by Lewis Buxton (Sheffield Wednesday).

5 mins:Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

2 mins:Foul by Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town).

2 mins:Gary Madine (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 29 December 2012, 12:30pm
  • Galpharm Stadium
  • Attendance: 17,694
HuddersfieldHuddersfieldvSheff WedSheff Wed
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match report

Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday shared a 0-0 draw in their Championship clash at John Smith's Stadium on Saturday.

Wednesday extended their unbeaten run in the Championship to four matches but were given a helping hand by referee Mick Russell.

Wednesday should have been reduced to 10 men midway through the first half when key player Jeremy Helan was shown a second yellow card.

But Russell did not realise he had already booked the on-loan Manchester City midfielder and amid furious protestations from Huddersfield players and management, the Herefordshire official allowed Helan to play on.

Huddersfield almost snatched all three points in the final minute when substitute James Vaughan flashed a volley inches wide.

But Wednesday substitute Mamady Sidibe forced Huddersfield goalkeeper Alex Smithies into a superb save with a header moments earlier and a draw was a fair reflection of an entertaining encounter.

The visitors spurned a golden chance to take an early lead when Helan squeezed between two defenders into the penalty area only to see his low shot saved by the feet of Smithies.

Referee Russell then booked Helan for a 26th-minute foul on Hammill. The official seemingly forgot he had already shown the Frenchman a yellow card for diving in the penalty area 17 minutes earlier, but despite animated reminders from home players and the Town bench, Russell allowed Helan to play on.

Amid chants of 'you don't know what you're doing' the referee's gaffe was also pointed out by Grayson to fourth official Duncan Street and assistant referee Wayne Grunnill, but under the laws of the game, once Russell had restarted play following the foul, he was unable to retrospectively correct his mistake.

Town carved out their only clear-cut chance of the opening half a minute before the interval. Church's low shot following Adam Clayton's cross was brilliantly saved by Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland and the score remained goalless at half-time.

Wednesday winger Michail Antonio almost cashed in on Wallace's slip on the edge of the area a minute into the second period, but dragged his shot wide.

Wednesday substitute Sidibe lashed a 25-yard shot high and wide in the 84th minute before Sidibe's header from Rhys McCabe's corner was superbly tipped away by Smithies and Vaughan's volley shaved the post at the other end.

team line-up

1Alex Smithies
32Jack Hunt70
33Joel Lynch
6Anthony Gerrard
15Murray Wallace
8Adam Clayton
24Keith Southern
31Chris Atkinson62
14Adam Hammill
21Jermaine Beckford
20Simon Church62

substitutes

7Sean Scannell62
9Lee Novak
18James Vaughan62
3Paul Dixon70
4Oliver Norwood
13Ian Bennett
5Peter Clarke

referee

Mike Russell

team line-up

1Chris Kirkland
2Lewis Buxton
3Reda Johnson
32Miguel Ángel Llera
4Anthony Gardner
16Rhys McCabe
7Michail Antonio88
20Kieran Lee
24Jeremy Helan
25David Prutton
9Gary Madine65

substitutes

11Jermaine Johnson88
5Martin Taylor
22Mamady Sidibe65
21Paul Corry
12Chris O'Grady
14Joe Mattock
43Stephen Bywater

referee

Mike Russell

match stats

possession %5049
shots on target23
shots off target35
corners45
tackles won00
offsides04