|SWFC's keeper Chris Kirkland.|
An ideal 57th birthday for Wednesday manager Dave Jones would be for his team to pick up their first point/s of the season. That would be easier said than done however as rivals Leeds United, unbeaten so far this season, stand in their way. A fiery atmosphere would no doubt ensue as this Yorkshire derby has bad blood between the fans but a minutes applause was well observed for the deceased Leeds fans over the past 12 months before kick-off.
|LUFC's Michael Tonge hold off SWFC's Giles Coke.|
|Goalscorer Kamil Zayatte celebrates.|
|Leeds United goalscorer Ross McCormack.|
Statistics: (home / away)
Shots: 13 / 10
On target: 5 / 3
Corners: 9 / 6
Fouls: 12 / 11
Possession: 52% / 48%
FT REVIEW: The match evened itself out in the end and a deserved point for both teams come the full-time whistle. I can see Leeds struggling in their attack play if they lose Ross McCormack (Middlesborough have bid higher this week according to some reports) as any good play was constructed mainly by him. This was a much improved performance by the Owls and feel somewhat unlucky to come away with just a point taking all into account. We still need that midfielder and striker in my opinion but in Dave Jones I trust!
Owls Man of the Match: Zayatte (goalscorer, committing only 1 mistake all game and that was for the McCormack goal and a commanding performance throughout) & also Coke (he bossed midfield and broke up numerous Leeds attacks, throwing in tackles for fun)
|SWFC's Lewis Buxton wins his battle with LUFC's Dominic Poleon.|
DJ talks to BBC Sheffield here.
Brian McDermott: "I said to the lads at half time - 'lets not wait for anything, lets grab it, somebody grab it' and McCormack certainly did that - it was a fabulous goal. We've turned down two or three bids for him and you know my view, that's not changed. I've spoken to Ross and you've seen the quality he brings. You saw his celebration too -he loves this club and I like working with him. As far as I'm concerned Ross wants to be here, I want him to be here - that's their prerogative to do what they like."