MX23RW : Wednesday, September 19 07:45:02
May 17, 2017 at 7.45pm UK at ​Hillsborough
Sheff WedsSheffield Wednesday
1-1
HuddersfieldHuddersfield Town
Fletcher (51')
Hutchinson (25'), Bannan (86')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Lees (73' og.)
Hogg (44'), Hefele (63')
Huddersfield win 4-3 on penalties

Result: Huddersfield Town to face Reading in Championship playoff final

Result: Huddersfield reach Championship playoff final
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Huddersfield Town beat Sheffield Wednesday on penalties in Wednesday night's Championship playoff semi-final second leg to set up a Wembley playoff final against Reading.

Huddersfield Town have overcome Sheffield Wednesday on penalties in Wednesday night's Championship playoff semi-final second leg at Hillsborough to set up a Wembley final encounter with Reading.

With the tie evenly poised at 0-0 from the first leg, there was concern early on for the home fans when Ross Wallace went down clutching his hamstring and was substituted just five minutes into the game, Adam Reach taking his place.

However, the Owls were the brighter side in the early exchanges as Terriers goalkeeper Danny Ward was tested twice in the 20th minute, keeping out Reach's close-range shot and then the follow-up from Steven Fletcher, who was offside.

Izzy Brown had a great chance for Huddersfield in the 25th minute after Nahki Wells surged free down the left and picked out his teammate who, six yards out, fired against the outside of the post.

The Terriers also had a legitimate shout for a penalty turned down seven minutes before the break as Wells appeared to have been brought down by Owls stopper Keiren Westwood, but referee Andre Marriner waved away the appeals.

Wednesday went on to take the lead five minutes after the restart when Barry Bannan's pinpoint cross found the head of Fletcher, who made no mistake nodding home to send the home crowd into a frenzy.

However, David Wagner's charges drew level 73 minutes in when substitute Collin Quaner whipped a cross in from the right and Wells turned the ball past Westwood from close range, with the score level upon the full-time whistle.

Neither side could be separated in extra time, forcing the game to be decided by spot kicks and, although Jack Payne missed for the Terriers, Sam Hutchinson and Fernando Forestieri fluffed their penalties to put the underdogs just one game away from the Premier League.

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