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Result: Sheffield Wednesday, Cardiff City play out stalemate

Result: Wednesday, Cardiff play out stalemate
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Sheffield Wednesday draw 0-0 for the second Championship match running under new boss Jos Luhukay, as Cardiff City leave Hillsborough with a point.

Cardiff City have missed out on the chance to draw level on points with second place in the Championship, having been held to a goalless draw with Sheffield Wednesday.

The Bluebirds, aiming to capitalise on Derby County's draw against Bristol City by the same scoreline on Friday night, could not find a way through from some speculative attempts in the first half.

Wednesday were unlucky not to snatch all three points in the second period, creating two big chances for Lucas Joao which the striker failed to make the most of.

A second successive league stalemate for new Owls boss Jos Luhukay, and a fourth match without scoring for the first time since 2009, leaves them down in 17th place.

Cardiff had the better of the first-half chances and found the net through Kenneth Zohore, who expertly found a way past Joe Wildsmith from range but only after the whistle had already blown for an infringement.

Junior Hoilett got in behind on a couple of occasions without being able to pick out a teammate, while on-loan winger Yanic Wildschut's long-range attempt was pushed aside by Wildsmith.

Another of the Bluebirds' new recruits, Liverpool man Marko Grujic, was next to test the busy Wednesday stopper with a similar attempt that was heading for the bottom corner.

The Owls ended the opening 45 minutes on top, though, with Jordan Rhodes fluffing his lines from a headed chance in the box and Adam Reach blasting over a half-empty goal after the ball was parried into his path.

Wednesday took that momentum into the second half and should have opened the scoring when Joao was played through, but he dragged his shot wide of the post under pressure from covering defender Sol Bamba.

Joao had an even better chance minutes later, only to this time head straight at Neil Etheridge with his back-post header under little pressure.

Wildschut and Morgan Fox then sent efforts wide of the mark at either end, before Joe Ralls forced a simple save out of Wildsmith, who had a far quieter second half.

Etheridge was alert in the final 15 minutes to pounce before Marco Matias could convert, which would prove to be the last opening of the evening.

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY (3-5-2): Wildsmith; Thorniley, Venancio, Pudil; Palmer, Jones, Reach, Wallace (Boyd 81'), Fox; Joao (Nuhiu 81'), Rhodes (Matias 72')

CARDIFF CITY (5-4-1): Etheridge; Manga, Morrison, Bamba; Richards, Ralls, Grujic (Paterson 78'), Bennett; Hoilett (Harris 83'); Wildschut (Mendez-Laing 71'), Zohore

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Leeds UnitedLeeds28166647301754
2Norwich CityNorwich28158552361653
3West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom28148657352250
4Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd28155846291750
5Middlesbrough281211531201147
6Derby CountyDerby2813784035546
7Bristol City2812883529644
8Hull City28117104135640
9Swansea CitySwansea28117103732540
10Blackburn RoversBlackburn28101083741-440
11Birmingham CityBirmingham2891274033739
12Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest2891273932739
13Aston Villa2891275145639
14Queens Park RangersQPR28116113439-539
15Stoke CityStoke2891183335-238
16Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds2898113345-1235
17Brentford28810104339434
18Preston North EndPreston2889114345-233
19Millwall2878133444-1029
20Wigan AthleticWigan2885152841-1329
21Rotherham UnitedRotherham28510132746-1925
22Reading2858153143-1223
23Bolton WanderersBolton2857161842-2422
24Ipswich TownIpswich2839162248-2618

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