MX23RW : Tuesday, March 26 01:06:27
Oct 3, 2018 at 7.45pm UK at ​Hillsborough Stadium (Sheffield)
Attendance: 22,150
Sheff WedsSheffield Wednesday
2-2
West BromWest Bromwich Albion
Reach (24'), Forestieri (41')
FT(HT: 2-0)
Pelupessy (86' og.), Barnes (87')

Harvey Barnes hailed by Baggies boss Darren Moore

The 20-year-old, on loan from Leicester, helped his side to an unlikely point.

Darren Moore praised Harvey Barnes after his late intervention earned West Brom a point in a 2-2 draw at Sheffield Wednesday in the Sky Bet Championship.

The Baggies bounced back from going two goals down to score twice in the last five minutes at Hillsborough.

Adam Reach and Fernando Forestieri scored in the first half before Barnes challenged Joey Pelupessy for Chris Brunt’s low cross with five minutes to go, with the Wednesday player appearing to get the decisive touch before the ball crossed the line.

Barnes then finished off a mazy run with a low finish with three minutes to go.

Moore made three substitutions just after the hour and the changes freed Barnes up to make his decisive intervention.

Moore said: “It’s a great individual goal (for the equaliser). His running and carrying the ball is one of the strengths of his game.

“It was individual brilliance. There are certain aspects of his game he is looking to improve and get better at. He is showing maturity, which is pleasing.”

Moore admitted his triple change had been a pivotal moment in the game.

He added: “I felt if you make a couple of changes it could have some good fortune for you. I am pleased to say it worked.

“We were 2-0 down so we needed to get back into the game. We had some chances (before scoring) but that killer touch in front of goal seemed to be eluding us.”

Reach scored a spectacular opener from 25 yards to put Wednesday in front before Forestieri pounced on poor defending to control a cross and shoot home.

The second Wednesday goal came after home goalkeeper Cameron Dawson pulled off an instinctive save to deny Tyrone Mears and Wednesday broke away to score, Forestieri firing home with a cool finish when West Brom failed to cut out a cross to the back post.

Dwight Gayle’s shot came back off the crossbar in a rousing finish to the first half but it was in the last five minutes of the contest that West Brown snatched a dramatic point.

Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay tried to take the positives despite seeing three points snatched away late on.

He said: “Of course you do not have a great feeling after the game. You must analyse what has happened in those two minutes.

“We played a very good game, we played good football and created chances and scored goals. It was a great goal from Adam and the second goal was very important when it came.”

After successive draws against Leeds and West Brom, he added: “We must think in a positive way. We played two top teams and we did not lose.”


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