Sheff Wed 0-0 Derby

20 March 2010 07:12
Poor finishing and stout defending by Derby saw Sheffield Wednesday held to a third straight draw which does little to ease the Owls' relegation fears.Stephen Bywater kept out a Tommy Miller effort as the Owls began brightly.

Rob Hulse went close for Derby three times in a lively first half but the game lost its tempo after the restart.

Lee Beevers' header was cleared by Michael Tonge and Shaun Barker did well to deny Francis Jeffers as Wednesday stuttered in front of goal.



Sheffield Wednesday manager Alan Irvine:





"We may well need four wins and a draw to get the points that we need, or that I'm hoping for.

"(But) I've not really sat down and looked at it in any detail yet. I'll rest easy once we get to that figure rather than being short of that.

"We desperately need some wins and today we had enough chances to win."

Derby County manager Nigel Clough:





"I'm delighted - we haven't kept too many clean sheets recently, especially away from home.

"I'm delighted we saw the game through because we've been conceding some late goals, home and away of late.

"It's another point on the board towards the 50, 51, 52 - whatever we are going to need to stay up."



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Saturday, 20 March 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time Sheff Wed 0-0 Derby L (HT 0-0) Sheff Wed 01 Grant 02 Spurr 04 Purse (Hinds 57) 15 Beevers 32 Nolan 06 Miller 14 Potter 17 O'Connor (Esajas 83) 30 Soares 07 Tudgay 18 Clarke (Jeffers 62) Substitutes 22 O'Donnell, 05 Hinds, 20 Simek, 33 Gray, 11 Esajas, 29 Palmer, 09 Jeffers Derby 01 Bywater 03 McEveley 14 Barker 24 Hunt (Leacock 80) 27 Anderson 04 Green 16 Pearson 19 Tonge 09 Hulse yellow card (Davies 86) 12 Porter 32 Sunu (Savage 78) Substitutes 30 Martin, 06 Leacock, 17 Buxton, 21 Moxey, 08 Savage, 25 Martin, 20 Davies Ref: LiningtonAtt: 21,827 SHEFF WED DERBY Possession Sheff Wed 50% Derby 50% Attempts on target Sheff Wed 3 Derby 4 Attempts off target Sheff Wed 1 Derby 2 Corners Sheff Wed 3 Derby 9 Fouls Sheff Wed 12 Derby 12 85:36 Direct free kick taken by Lee Grant. 85:36 Substitution Rob Hulse leaves the field to be replaced by Steve Davies. 85:36 Unfair challenge on Mark Beevers by Rob Hulse results in a free kick. 85:16 Tommy Spurr produces a cross, Stephen Bywater makes a save. 83:03 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tommy Miller by Michael Tonge. Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick. 82:06 Substitution Etienne Esajas joins the action as a substitute, replacing James O'Connor. 81:33 Tommy Spurr delivers the ball. 80:23 Shot on goal by Paul Green from just inside the area goes over the target. 79:34 Free kick taken by James McEveley. 79:34 Substitution Dean Leacock joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nicky Hunt. 79:34 Unfair challenge on Russell Anderson by Tom Soares results in a free kick. 77:05 Substitution Robbie Savage is brought on as a substitute for Gilles Sunu. 73:58 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Darren Potter, Shaun Barker makes a clearance. 72:58 Eddie Nolan fouled by Chris Porter, the ref awards a free kick. James O'Connor restarts play with the free kick. 72:12 Unfair challenge on Shaun Barker by Francis Jeffers results in a free kick. Stephen Bywater takes the free kick. 71:02 The official flags Chris Porter offside. Lee Grant takes the free kick. 67:50 Corner taken by Darren Potter, Shaun Barker makes a clearance. 66:52 James McEveley concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcus Tudgay. The ball is swung over by Darren Potter, Richard Hinds takes a shot. Clearance by Michael Tonge. 63:29 Direct free kick taken by Lee Grant. 63:29 Booking Rob Hulse receives a yellow card. 63:14 Rob Hulse concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Hinds. 62:39 Corner taken right-footed by Michael Tonge from the right by-line, save by Lee Grant. 61:09 Substitution Francis Jeffers joins the action as a substitute, replacing Leon Clarke. 60:51 Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Clarke on Shaun Barker. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Bywater. 60:37 Centre by James O'Connor, clearance by Shaun Barker. 59:00 Foul by Tommy Spurr on Gilles Sunu, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Michael Tonge from the free kick. 56:33 Eddie Nolan takes the free kick. 56:33 Substitution (Sheff Wed) makes a substitution, with Richard Hinds coming on for Darren Purse. 56:33 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eddie Nolan by Rob Hulse. 55:06 James O'Connor has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright. 53:43 The ball is crossed by Nicky Hunt, clearance by Mark Beevers. 52:13 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Tonge by Mark Beevers. Stephen Bywater restarts play with the free kick. 50:49 Paul Green crosses the ball, blocked by Eddie Nolan. 48:51 Leon Clarke concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Green. Stephen Bywater takes the direct free kick. 45:29 The referee gives a free kick against Mark Beevers for handball. Stephen Bywater takes the free kick. 45:01 The referee starts the second half. Half Time 45:00+1:03 The players leave the pitch at half time. 43:52 Michael Tonge takes the outswinging corner, Unfair challenge on Darren Purse by Rob Hulse results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Grant. Correction - 40:02 Unfair challenge on Gilles Sunu by Tom Soares results in a free kick. James McEveley delivers the ball, Rob Hulse takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael Tonge, clearance made by Darren Purse. Inswinging corner taken by Michael Tonge, Rob Hulse concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Purse. Direct free kick taken by Lee Grant. 40:02 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Soares on Gilles Sunu. A cross is delivered by James McEveley, Rob Hulse takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant. Corner taken right-footed by Rob Hulse, clearance made by Darren Purse. Inswinging corner taken by Rob Hulse from the left by-line, free kick awarded for a foul by Rob Hulse on Darren Purse. Direct free kick taken by Lee Grant. 37:17 Paul Green takes a shot. Blocked by Darren Purse. 35:51 Michael Tonge takes a inswinging corner. 35:43 The ball is delivered by Stephen Pearson, James O'Connor gets a block in. 33:54 Chris Porter concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Beevers. Direct free kick taken by Lee Grant. 32:33 James O'Connor challenges Gilles Sunu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Michael Tonge from the free kick, save made by Lee Grant. Outswinging corner taken by Michael Tonge from the right by-line. 31:15 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rob Hulse by Darren Potter. Free kick taken by Nicky Hunt. Correction - 25:56 Tom Soares produces a drilled right-footed shot from 12 yards. Stephen Bywater makes a save. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Darren Potter, save by Stephen Bywater. 25:56 Tom Soares produces a drilled right-footed shot from 12 yards. Save made by Stephen Bywater. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Shaun Barker from the left by-line, save by Lee Grant. 23:36 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcus Tudgay on Shaun Barker. Stephen Bywater restarts play with the free kick. 23:02 Mark Beevers fouled by Chris Porter, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick. 22:26 Marcus Tudgay produces a cross, clearance made by Shaun Barker. 22:10 Shaun Barker concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcus Tudgay. Direct free kick taken by Marcus Tudgay. 19:58 The ball is swung over by Michael Tonge. 19:19 Stephen Pearson crosses the ball. 18:28 The ball is sent over by Tommy Miller. 17:11 The ball is sent over by James McEveley. 16:27 Foul by Marcus Tudgay on Paul Green, free kick awarded. Stephen Bywater takes the free kick. 13:58 The ball is swung over by Tommy Miller. 12:52 The assistant referee signals for offside against Leon Clarke. Stephen Bywater takes the free kick. 8:21 Rob Hulse gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Beevers. Free kick taken by Lee Grant. 5:04 The ball is swung over by Gilles Sunu, Darren Purse manages to make a clearance. 4:26 James O'Connor challenges Stephen Pearson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by James McEveley from left channel. 2:07 Corner taken right-footed by Michael Tonge from the right by-line, Marcus Tudgay makes a clearance. 1:15 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Michael Tonge, Chris Porter has a mishit shot. Lee Grant makes a save. 0:46 Effort from 12 yards by Tommy Miller. Stephen Bywater makes a save. 0:00 The game kicks-off. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.

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