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Galatasaray 1 Schalke 1: Match report

Galatasaray 1 Schalke 1: Drogba Euro debut ends all square after Jones levels for Germans

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21:37 GMT, 20 February 2013

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22:08 GMT, 20 February 2013

Jermaine Jones' strike in the last minute of the first half gave Schalke a slight advantage as they drew 1-1 at Galatasaray in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 encounter.

Jones calmly slotted home after Jefferson Farfan had squared the ball to him to give the German side a vital draw at the Turk Telekom Arena, although Schalke's goalscorer will miss the second leg after picking up a booking.

Burak Yilmaz had earlier put Gala in front with a piece of individual brilliance but they could not extend their lead in a breathtaking first-half in which both teams failed to convert several glorious opportunities.

Going ahead: Burak Yilmaz puts Galatasaray head in the first half

Going ahead: Burak Yilmaz puts Galatasaray head in the first half

Match Facts

Galatasaray: Muslera, Sarioglu (Bulut 84), Kaya, Nounkeu, Riera, Altintop (Eboue 66), Felipe Melo, Inan, Sneijder (Amrabat 46),
Burak Yilmaz, Drogba.

Subs Not Used: Iscan, Balta, Kurtulus, Colak.

Booked: Muslera, Amrabat, Nounkeu, Inan.

Goals: Burak Yilmaz 12.

Schalke 04: Hildebrand, Hoger, Howedes, Matip, Kolasinac, Draxler (Barnetta 84), Jones, Neustadter, Michel Bastos, Farfan,
Huntelaar (Pukki 75).

Subs Not Used: Fahrmann, Obasi Ogbuke, Metzelder, Fuchs, Meyer.

Booked: Jones,Kolasinac,Hoger.

Goals: Jones 45.

Att: 45,000

The second half was decidedly less open, although Yilmaz nearly gave the hosts a slender lead heading into the second leg but could only fire wide of the target.

Gala duo Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder both made their returns to the Champions League after completing recent moves from Shanghai Shenhua and Inter Milan respectively.

But it was Yilmaz who produced a moment of magic worthy of either of the pair when he broke the deadlock in sparkling fashion.

The forward collected the ball from Selcuk Inan on the edge of the area before flicking over Schalke defender Benedikt Howedes with his heel and wonderfully firing into the roof of the net in the 12th minute.

It was a sickening blow for the visitors, who had seen Gala keeper Fernando Muslera make fine saves from both Jones and Klaas Jan Huntelaar in the opening minute.

Nevertheless they nearly levelled almost immediately after Yilmaz's brilliance, but Huntelaar just failed to connect with Howedes' flick-on from Farfan's corner.

Pick that one out: Yilmaz scores past by Schalke's goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand to put Galatasaray ahead

Pick that one out: Yilmaz scores past by Schalke's goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand to put Galatasaray ahead

And in an increasingly open first half, they were nearly made to pay when Howedes fired against the bar with the goal gaping after Drogba had seen his left-footed strike fingertipped away by Schalke goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand.

It was the German side who nearly scored next though, with Semih Kaya deflecting Farfan's cutback wide of his own post, while the influential Schalke striker struck over on the turn despite being given plenty of space in the area.

Back in action: Didier Drogba returned to the Champions League with Galatasaray

Back in action: Didier Drogba returned to the Champions League with Galatasaray

Both sides seemed to view attack as the best form of defence and Drogba, who was making a nuisance of himself in Schalke's backline, played in Yilmaz but he could not lift his effort over Hildebrand.

Yet Schalke drew level on the stroke of half-time courtesy of United States international Jones, who will miss the second leg after picking up a booking for dissent.

Falling down: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar goes down under the challenge of Albert Riera

Falling down: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar goes down under the challenge of Albert Riera

Farfan burst through on goal after Gala had given the ball away in midfield and squared for the free Jones and he calmly struck past Muslera.

It was a far more subdued affair after the interval although Schalke did have a decent penalty appeal turned down when Farfan's fierce strike looked to have cannoned off Sabri Sarioglu's hands, which were raised to his chest.

Back in the game: Jermaine Jones (not pictured) scores past Fernando Muslera to make it 1-1

Back in the game: Jermaine Jones (not pictured) scores past Fernando Muslera to make it 1-1

Take that: Jones celebrates after scoring the equalizer

Take that: Jones celebrates after scoring the equalizer

It was not until late on that the game sprang back into life, with Yilmaz shooting across the face of goal from Drogba's inch-perfect flick-on while Sarioglu's half-volley from the edge of the area was tipped over by Hildebrand.

And Gala's efforts to push for a winner nearly backfired completely when, at the other end, Julian Draxler dribbled to the edge of their box unchecked before shooting inches wide of Muslera's right-hand post.

Shielding the ball: Galatasaray's Felipe Melo is challenged by Schalke's Julian Draxler

Shielding the ball: Galatasaray's Felipe Melo is challenged by Schalke's Julian Draxler

Bolton 0 Sheffield Wednesday 1: Mamady Sidibe strike keeps Wednesday out of relegation zone

Bolton 0 Sheffield Wed 1: Sidibe strike keeps Wednesday out of relegation zone

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Mamady Sidibe scored his first goal in almost three years to present Sheffield Wednesday with their third victory on the run and keep them out of the relegation places.

The Malian striker nearly retired after suffering a string of serious knee injuries but found the net with a classy header, two days after extending his loan from Stoke to cover the Christmas period.

In a game which lacked the punch of a typical Boxing Day fixture, the 33-year-old’s goal was a moment to cheer, not least for the 3,852 Wednesday fans who had made the trip from Yorkshire to Lancashire without the aid of public transport.

Winner: Sidibe scored the only goal at Reebok Stadium

Winner: Sidibe scored the only goal at Reebok Stadium

Match facts

Bolton: Bogdan, Mears, Ream, Knight, Ricketts (Alonso 73), Eagles (Sordell 73), Andrews, Spearing, Petrov (Lee 66), Ngog, Afobe.

Subs Not Used: Lonergan, Butterfield, Pratley, Riley.

Sheff Wed: Kirkland, Buxton, Gardner, Llera,
Reda Johnson (Mattock 76), Antonio (Jermaine Johnson 90),McCabe, Prutton, Helan, Sidibe (O'Grady 76), Lee.

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Trouble: Wednesday are fourth from bottom and two points ahead of the relegation zone

And in a first quarter of misplaced passes and dud attacks, Ngog’s strike on 14 minutes was the only time either goalkeeper was tested. The former Liverpool striker ran at the backtracking Wednesday defence before firing a left-foot strike across goal which Chris Kirkland did well to palm away.

On 25 minutes, the Yorkshire side scored from their first chance of merit. Right-back Lewis Buxton was given far too much space by the corner of the box and his flat cross invited Mamady Sidibe, who had stolen in front of Tim Ream, to power a header past Adam Bogdan.

It was the 6ft 4in Malian’s first goal since February 2010, when he netted in Stoke’s 3-0 rout of Blackburn. The 33-year-old has endured a torrid time with knee injuries, missing the entirety of last season, and considered giving up football.

But on Christmas Eve, he extended his loan with the club until January 19 and this Boxing Day goal, after all his troubles, was a rather festive way to celebrate. Indeed, his merriment was such that he lost a glove, which he had to run 20 yards to retrieve.

Problems at home: Bolton have lost their last two Championship matches at Reebok Stadium

Problems at home: Bolton have lost their last two Championship matches at Reebok Stadium

Not long after, Miguel Llera flashed Keiran Lee’s corner past the post and four minutes before the interval Kieran Lee twisted and turned in the area and tested Bogdan with a low shot.

Bolton’s only other chance came in added time, when Martin Petrov’s free-kick was punched clear by Kirkland.

The half-time whistle brought not-so pantomime boos from the home crowd. Bolton emerged with more effectiveness, if not the goal craved.

On 52 minutes Afobe roasted Anthony Gardner with pace and pulled back for Ngog, who could only chest goalwards. As the ball spun wide unmarked Petrov was unable to touch it in. In the 71st minute a deep cross from the left from Chris Eagles was met by Afobe but his shot was bundled away by Kirkland. The 19-year-old did not deserve to be on the losing side.

Freedman rolled the dice and brought on Chung-Yong Lee for Petrov and Marvin Srodell for Eagles to move into a more attacking formation. But despite the switch clear-cut chances remained at a premium.

With 13 minutes remaining Sidibe, doubtless tiring after only his fourth start of the season, was replaced by Chris O’Grady. He soaked up the applause from the away section as he made way.

The final 10 minutes saw pressure without real purpose from the hosts. Ngog’s soft header wide was the best of the chances but the day belonged to Sidibe.

Barnsley 0 Sheffield Wednesday 1: match report

Barnsley 0 Sheffield Wednesday 1: O'Grady strikes to get one over relegation rivals

By
Jonathan Veal, Press Association

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19:16 GMT, 15 December 2012

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UPDATED:

19:43 GMT, 15 December 2012

Sheffield Wednesday earned local bragging rights with victory over Barnsley which eases the pressure on boss Dave Jones and piles it on counterpart Keith Hill.

The Owls had lost their previous seven games in the npower Championship which left the former Cardiff boss clinging on to his job, but Chris O'Grady's first-half goal earned the vital points and stopped the rot.

The goal was shrouded in controversy, though, as O'Grady tapped home after Barnsley goalkeeper Luke Steele had dropped the ball under the challenge of Gary Madine, with television replays showing a push.

Delight: Sheffield Wednesday's Anthony Gardner celebrates his team's opening goal

Delight: Sheffield Wednesday's Anthony Gardner celebrates his team's opening goal

Match facts

Barnsley: Steele, Stones, Foster, Cranie, Golbourne, Buzsaky (Perkins 47), Greening (Harewood 66), Dawson, Cywka (O'Brien 61), Davies, Tudgay.

Subs Not Used: Alnwick, Hassell, Done, Wiseman.

Booked: Foster, Davies.

Sheff Wed: Kirkland, Buxton, Gardner, Llera, Helan, Antonio, Prutton, Lines (Sidibe 90), Jermaine Johnson (Mayor 57), Madine (McCabe 67), O'Grady.

Subs Not Used: Bywater, Taylor, Maguire, Mattock.

Booked: Lines, Prutton, Llera.

Goals: O'Grady 35.

Att: 12,484

Ref: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire).

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Wednesday rode their luck in holding
on for the win and Keith Hill's men will feel hard done by in losing a
game they controlled for large parts as Marcus Tudgay could have had a
hat-trick of headers.

The Owls will not care about that, though, as they moved off the bottom of the league and joined Barnsley on 18 points.

While Jones will be breathing easy
tonight the same cannot be said of Hill, who is coming under the cosh
from Reds fans unhappy at an 11-game winless run. His future could be
decided after the Christmas period.

It was no surprise that there was not
too much quality on show early on given the respective poor runs of
their sides, though a rasping drive from Stephen Dawson stung the palms
of Chris Kirkland as Barnsley attempted to gain the initiative.

Wednesday responded, though, and Madine glanced a header wide from Chris Lines' inviting free-kick.

Neither side could wrestle control,
though with no love lost between these two clubs – separated by just 13
miles – there was plenty to keep referee Stuart Attwell busy as the
tackles flew in.

With Barnsley enjoying a spell of
possession, Wednesday stole the lead 10 minutes before the break. Lewis
Buxton found space down the right and delivered a searching cross that
under duress from Madine's challenge Steele dropped and O'Grady turned
into an unguarded net.

Steele was furious and wanted a foul, which TV replays suggest was apparent, but Attwell was having none of it.

The Reds should have had an instant
response, though, as Tudgay headed over from six yards out after an
enticing delivery from Scott Golbourne.

Barnsley started the second half
strongly with Craig Davies forcing a low save out of Kirkland, who
parried a free-kick before Miguel Llera cleared with a red shirt ready
to pounce.

Wednesday could have doubled their
lead when Madine headed over from O'Grady's cross, but that was a rare
break from largely one-way traffic towards the Owls' net.

David Perkins drove an effort just
wide, but for all their possession and territory, the division's lowest
scorers rarely looked like breaching Wednesday's defence.

That all changed in the final 10
minutes as former Wednesday striker Tudgay headed straight at Kirkland,
Marlon Harewood had an effort blocked and then Tudgay again saw a header
cleared off the line by David Prutton as Barnsley threw every forward
in search of a leveller.

The chances did not end there as
Harewood hooked just wide and Davies had an effort deflected off target
as Wednesday somehow held on.

Sheffield Wednesday 1 Watford 4: Match report

Sheffield Wednesday 1 Watford 4: Pressure mounts on Jones as Owls lose at home

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00:33 GMT, 28 November 2012

Dave Jones felt the pressure on his future build immeasurably on a night when Sheffield Wednesday surrendered an early lead, missed a penalty and then capitulated.

The Owls boss must have been a relieved man when Michail Antonio put his side ahead as early as the third minute, but it did not last.

Fernando Forestieri levelled 15 minutes later before Chris Lines saw his first-half spot-kick saved.

Winning away: Fernando Forestieri of Watford celebrates scoring at Sheffield Wednesday

Winning away: Fernando Forestieri of Watford celebrates scoring at Sheffield Wednesday

MATCH FACTS

Sheff Wed: Kirkland, Buxton (Jermaine Johnson 68),
Gardner (Taylor 46), Llera, Helan, Antonio, Lines, McCabe (Semedo 52),
Corry, Sidibe, Bothroyd.

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Heads we win: Alexandre Geijo scores his teams second goal

The mood worsened when Deeney, brought on only moments earlier, pounced on a loose ball in the box to rifle home with his first touch.

Yeates' stunning 25-yarder seven minutes from time sparked a mass exodus from three sides of the ground and a deflated Jones could only watch on as Bothroyd somehow blasted well over the bar with the last kick of the game.

Wednesday remain in the relegation zone having now lost five on the bounce, but upwardly mobile Watford have taken 14 points from six games this month and the play-offs are within reach of Gianfranco Zola's men.

Jones knows the severity of his situation after yet another defeat at Wednesday.

'Look at my record – I've never been in this situation before,' said Jones, who was booed by his own fans.

'We're going through a very rough time. We've got to come out fighting and be strong and be brave.

'If people think somebody else will do a better job, go get him.

'And if he doesn't do it, then what Go and get someone else How many managers has this club had in the last 10-15 years Ten or more Chopping and changing isn't the right answer.'

The former Cardiff boss, who took over in March, insisted he had not lost the dressing room or any of the managerial knowhow which saw him take the Bluebirds within a whisker of promotion from the Championship two seasons running.

'I have not become a bad manager overnight and this thing about losing the nice line, but it's not the case,' added Jones.

Sheff Wed 2 Peterborough 1: Match report

Sheff Wed 2 Peterborough 1: Owls bank win though Barkley and Llera

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17:46 GMT, 3 November 2012

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17:46 GMT, 3 November 2012

Sheffield Wednesday eased themselves away from the relegation zone with their first home win since August.

The Owls, who registered a first win in 10 npower Championship games at Ipswich last week, backed it up with a vital and deserved success over struggling Posh.

It was far from a classic at Hillsborough, but in-form Ross Barkley enhanced his growing reputation further when he struck less than 20 seconds into the second period with a deflected effort.

Owls on the rise: Miguel Llera scored the second

Owls on the rise: Miguel Llera scored the second

Match facts

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SHEFF WED: Kirkland, Buxton, Gardner, Llera, Jones, Antonio, Semedo, Corry (McCabe 24), Barkley, Bothroyd (Jermaine Johnson 90),, O'Grady (Madine 68). Subs not used: Davies, Taylor, Mattock, Rodri.

Goals: Barkley 46, llera 76

Booked: Barkley

PETERBOROUGH: Olejnik, Little, Brisley, Bostwick, Alcock, Knight-Percival, Boyd, Ntlhe (Newell 62), McCann (Swanson 74), Tomlin, Berahino (Mendez-Laing 82). Subs not used: Day, Zakuani, Barnett, Ferdinand.

Goals: Boyd 79

Booked: Bostwick

Referee: Darren Drysdale

Att: 22,406

Defender Miguel Llera doubled that lead in the 76th minute with a header as the Owls looked on course for a routine win.

Peterborough, who had won their last
two league games, made a game of it when George Boyd drove home from 18
yards, but Wednesday held firm.

The win sees Dave Jones' men leapfrog
Posh in the table and Wednesday fans will hope that after their horror
run of form through the autumn, they can finally start looking up.

That dire sequence of nine league
games without a win finally ended with a superb 3-0 win at struggling
Ipswich last week and the Owls were keen to maintain that momentum in
the opening exchanges.

Indeed, they looked the more
threatening and Barkley, scorer of a brace at Portman Road, tested Posh
keeper Bobby Olejnik, who turned the on-loan Everton man's effort from
distance around the post.

It was far from one-way traffic, but
the Owls continued to carve out the chances and Llera headed a Jay
Bothroyd corner narrowly over the bar.

Owls midfielder Paul Corry, who had
been making Wednesday tick in recent weeks, suffered an injury and had
to be replaced by fit-again Rhys McCabe and that disrupted the hosts'
flow.

With Peterborough unable to take
advantage the game descended into a low-quality affair played mainly in
the middle third, with the half-time whistle coming as a relief to all.

However, the game needed less than 20 seconds after the restart to come to life and it was Wednesday that forged into the lead.

Virtually straight from kick-off the
ball was pumped up to Chris O'Grady, he flicked on and Barkley fired
home from inside the penalty with an effort that appeared to be
deflected.

Unfortunately, that proved to be an
isolated moment of excitement and the game reverted to the drab
encounter of the first half.

The Posh have not been known for
their inability to get on the scoresheet in recent years, but Chris
Kirkland in the Wednesday net hardly had a save to make and it was
Wednesday that looked like doubling their advantage.

There were shouts for a penalty when
Michail Antonio was bundled over, but referee Darren Drysdale kept his
whistle away from his lips and then the Owls winger prodded wide when he
found himself in space.

Wednesday thought they had made the
game safe with 14 minutes to go when Llera headed home Antonio's cross
from six yards out for his third goal of the campaign to double their
lead.

But Posh finally stirred and
immediately gave themselves a lifeline when Body drilled in from the
edge of the area following a corner.

However, Darren Ferguson's men were unable to launch a late onslaught and Wednesday saw it out relatively trouble-free.

Blackburn 1 Sheffield Wednesday 0

Blackburn 1 Sheffield Wednesday 0: Hanley earns Black first win in charge

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22:34 GMT, 24 October 2012

Eric Black celebrated his first win as caretaker boss but it may be his last as Blackburn close in on a new manager.

The club confirmed that interviews will begin before the end of the week, and global advisor Shebby Singh is understood to have lined up a big name with an extensive Premier League track record after fans threatened to rebel if he continued his pursuit of inexperienced former Blackburn players like Tim Sherwood and Billy McKinlay.

'We understand that many fans are feeling frustrated,' said Singh. 'But we said from the outset that we would not be rushed into an appointment. This is too big a decision for that. All we ask for is a little patience.'

Winner: Grant Hanley scores Blackburn's goal against Sheffield Wednesday

Winner: Grant Hanley scores Blackburn's goal against Sheffield Wednesday

Match facts

Blackburn: Robinson, Orr, Dann, Givet, Martin Olsson (Pedersen 74), Lowe, Dunn (Rochina 34), Etuhu, Grant Hanley, Rhodes,
Kazim-Richards (Murphy 83).

Subs Not Used: Kean, Formica, Nuno Gomes, Rosado.

Booked: Lowe, Kazim-Richards.

Goal: Grant Hanley 5.

Sheff Wed: Kirkland, Buxton, Taylor, Llera, Jones (O'Grady 89),
Antonio, Semedo, Barkley, Corry (Rodri 76), Jermaine Johnson, Madine.

Subs Not Used: Davies, Maguire, Mattock, Pecnik, Mayor.

Booked: Llera.

Att: 13,782

Ref: Phil Gibbs (West Midlands).

Black had urged owners Venky’s to install the new man as soon as possible after overseeing a disappointing run of three draws and a defeat since Steve Kean quit last month.

But at least Black had something to smile about on Wednesday night after an early goal from unlikely scorer Grant Hanley lifted Blackburn back into the top-six.

Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland, returning to action five days after he was attacked in the Yorkshire derby against Leeds, was beaten in the fifth minute when David Dunn swept past Ross Barkley on the left and pulled the ball back for central defender Hanley to stab home from close-range.

Ruben Rochina impressed after coming on as a first-half substitute for Dunn and was twice denied by five saves from Kirkland, while Morten Gamst Pedersen saw a deflected free-kick cleared off the line by Miguel Llera late on.

Happy days: Blackburn celebrate scoring against Wednesday

Happy days: Blackburn celebrate scoring against Wednesday

Wednesday, who are now without a win in 10 games, forced Blackburn to defend for long periods without troubling Paul Robinson nearly enough and should have equalised in the first half when Michail Antonio raced clear on goal only to skew his effort wide of the far post under pressure from Scott Dann.

Lewis Buxton and Jermaine Johnson also went close but defeat left Dave Jones’s side in the bottom three.

‘We fell asleep for the first 10 minutes but apart from that I thought we absolutely pulverised them,’ Jones said. ‘We did everything but put the ball in the net.’

Black admitted that his side looked nervous, saying: ‘We have to resolve this feeling of anxiety which invites pressure, but hopefully this will make a difference.’

Meanwhile, Blackburn are close to signing Stoke striker Cameron Jerome on loan after he became surplus to requirements following the arrival of Michael Owen.

Sheff Wed 0 Hull 1 – match report

Sheff Wed 0 Hull 1: Tigers roar again as pressure mounts on struggling Wednesday

By
Sportsmail Reporter

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16:37 GMT, 6 October 2012

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16:37 GMT, 6 October 2012

Aaron Mclean scored the only goal as Hull stopped their three-match losing run and left Sheffield Wednesday without a win in eight games.

Manager Dave Jones guided the Owls to promotion last season but must now be feeling the pressure after a pointless September and the result leaves Wednesday in the npower Championship relegation zone.

Jones made three changes from the draw with Burnley with Lewis Buxton, Miguel Llera and Rhys McCabe drafted in for Jermaine Johnson, Martin Taylor and Nejc Pecnik.

Future's orange: Aaron McLean powered home the winner for Hull at Hillsborough

Future's orange: Aaron McLean powered home the winner for Hull at Hillsborough

MATCH FACTS

Sheffield Wednesday: Kirkland, Buxton, Gardner, Llera, Mattock, Antonio, Semedo, McCabe (Mayor 87), Barkley, O'Grady (Madine 65), Bothroyd (Jermaine Johnson 72). Subs Not Used: Bywater, Taylor, Rodri, Jones.

Hull: Amos, Rosenior, McShane, Faye, Dawson, Elmohamady, Olofinjana, McKenna, Quinn, Simpson (Mclean 75), Aluko (Proschwitz 85). Subs Not Used: Oxley, Evans, Cooper, Townsend.

Booked: McKenna, Aluko, Olofinjana.

Goals: Mclean 77.

Attendance: 23,441

Referee: Jon Moss (W Yorkshire)

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Steve Bruce also made three
alterations as Liam Rosenior, Andy Dawson and Paul McKenna came in for
Alex Bruce, Joe Dudgeon and Robert Koren and an injury crisis meant that
the Tigers could only name six substitutes.

The home side should have taken the
lead when some good work from Michail Antonio and Ross Barkley set up
Chris O'Grady but the striker could only put his effort over the bar.

Antonio continued to be a threat and
he tried to follow up his stunner in midweek as he cut in from the left
and curled a shot but it brushed the outside of the post.

The Owls were starting to get on top
and Llera thought he had given them the lead with a header but his
effort was cleared off the line.

Both sides were playing well and it
was the visitors who came close to taking the lead just before the break
as McKenna hit a crisp volley which went just wide.

Ahmed Elmohamady set up Hull's best
chance of the match so far as he found Stephen Quinn who was given too
much space in the box but the former Sheffield United man fired wide.

The Tigers were bossing things but
Antonio was providing some spark for Wednesday and there were loud
appeals for a penalty as he was brought down by Dawson but referee Jon
Moss was not convinced.

Sone Aluko was then presented with a
golden opportunity as McKenna's ball cut open the Owls' defence but the
former Rangers man missed the target when it looked easier to score.

The game went into a lull with both
managers making changes to try and find a spark and it was Bruce who saw
his substitution pay off as the visitors took the lead.

Mclean was brought on for Jay Simpson
in the 75th minute and within two minutes he was on the scoresheet as
some good build up play left him one-on-one with Chris Kirkland and he
slotted a low shot home.

Wednesday went on the offensive and substitute Johnson did well with a shot from a narrow angle but Ben Amos was equal to it.

The Owls applied some late pressure but it was not enough as their wretched run of form continued.

Huddersfield 2 Watford 3: Deeney keeps his cool to seal stunning fightback

Huddersfield 2 Watford 3: Deeney keeps his cool to seal stunning fightback

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Huddersfield squandered the chance to go top of the npower
Championship as Troy Deeney's late penalty earned Watford a dramatic
win.

Oliver Norwood's stunning free-kick handed the hosts, unbeaten in
six, the advantage, but Simon Grayson's men were stunned by a
second-half fightback from their struggling visitors.

Just cool: Watford's Troy Deeney (right) celebrates his winner

Just cool: Watford's Troy Deeney (right) celebrates his winner

MATCH FACTS

Huddersfield: Smithies, Hunt, Peter Clarke, Gerrard, Dixon, Norwood (Arfield 79), Clayton (Scannell 72), Southern, Ward, Novak, Beckford (Lee 79). Subs Not Used: Bennett, Woods, Wallace, Spencer.

Goals: Norwood 25,Lee 84.

Watford: Almunia, Cassetti, Neuton, Hall, Pudil, Hoban, Hogg, Abdi (Yeates 76), Chalobah (Smith 81), Deeney, Forestieri (Murray 90). Subs Not Used: Bond, Iwelumo, Forsyth, Doyley.

Booked: Cassetti,Smith.

Goals: Forestieri 68, Hall 83, Deeney 87 pen.

Att: 14,564

Ref: Gary Sutton (Lincolnshire).

Udinese loanee Fernando Forestieri netted his first goal for the club, Fitz Hall put the Hornets ahead and although substitute Alan Lee levelled, Deeney – making only his second appearance since being released from prison – kept his cool to win it from the spot.

The home side handed a debut to on-loan Leicester striker Jermaine Beckford and looked threatening early on, Keith Southern's header was destined for the back of the net only for Piccoli Neuton to clear off the line.

The Hornets' first chance arrived from a corner which was delivered by Forestieri and headed over by fellow Italian Marco Cassetti.

And they pressed again minutes later as Forestieri danced his way past Peter Clarke and hit a superb curling effort just wide of the far upright.

But it was the Terriers who broke the deadlock, and in some style too. Almen Abdi fouled Beckford and Norwood stepped up to steer home a breathtaking free-kick from 30 yards out.

It was the midfielder's third goal in as many matches, having only scored three in his fledgling career prior to that run, and it took his side temporarily top of the pile.

As the home fans rejoiced in that fact, Deeney, who served three months for affray, almost curtailed their celebrations but his header cleared the bar.

Forestieri should have sparked his team back to life early in the second half but he miscued wide when well placed.

Cool head: Deeney scores from the penalty spot

Cool head: Deeney scores from the penalty spot

The miss nonetheless served as encouragement to Gianfranco Zola's side and they drew level after 68 minutes when Forestieri's shot deflected off Clarke and crept past Alex Smithies.

Beckford's underwhelming afternoon was brought to an end 11 minutes from time as he made way for Lee but it was the away side who struck next before the veteran striker could make his mark.

Hall turned home substitute Mark Yeates' cross from close range and an upset was on the cards.

Lee, however, had other ideas and having replaced the man who made all the headlines pre-match, he looked set to have written one of his own when he netted a bullet header with six minutes left.

The final say went to Watford, though, when Cassetti was fouled in the box and Deeney converted the subsequent spot-kick for his first goal of the season.

Jermaine Jenas seals Nottingham Forest loan

Spurs outcast Jenas seals month-long loan return to first club Forest

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11:34 GMT, 27 September 2012


Return: Jermaine Jenas is back at Forest

Return: Jermaine Jenas is back at Forest

Forgotten Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas has signed for his first club Nottingham Forest on a month's loan.

The Championship club were keen to re-sign the one-time England star in time for Sunday's clash against arch-rivals Derby.

Both clubs have agreed a loan fee which sees the 29-year-old return to the City Ground on an initial four-week deal.

Jenas, who Forest sold to Newcastle for 5million as a teenager in 2002, last started a match for Spurs in April 2011.

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He has made just one substitute appearance in the Premier League under new boss Andre Villas-Boas so far this season against West Brom.

The midfielder's loan spell at Aston Villa was cut short last year after he suffered a season-ending achilles injury.

But Forest are hoping to help him get over his fitness problems while boosting their push for promotion.

Jermaine Jenas set for Nottingham Forest return

Spurs outcast Jenas set for month-long loan return to first club Forest

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09:58 GMT, 26 September 2012


Return: Nottingham Forest are looking to re-sign Jermaine Jenas

Return: Nottingham Forest are looking to re-sign Jermaine Jenas (L)

Forgotten Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas could be set to make a dramatic return to his first club Nottingham Forest.

The Championship club have revived their interest and are keen to re-sign the one-time England star in time for Sunday's clash against arch-rivals Derby.

According to the Nottingham Evening Post, both clubs have agreed a loan fee with a view to the 29-year-old returning to the City Ground on an initial four-week deal.

Jenas, who Forest sold to Newcastle for 5million as a teenager in 2002, last started a match for Spurs in April 2011.

Football League blog

He has made just one substitute appearance in the Premier League under new boss Andre Villas-Boas so far this season against West Brom.

The midfielder's loan spell at Aston Villa was cut short last year after he suffered a season-ending achilles injury.

But Forest are hoping to lure him back and help him get over his fitness problems, while boosting their push for promotion.