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Result: Late West Brom rally earns a point at Sheffield Wednesday

A Joey Pelupessy own goal and Harvey Barnes strike earned a point.

West Brom scored twice in the last five minutes to earn a 2-2 draw in the Sky Bet Championship at Sheffield Wednesday.

Adam Reach and Fernando Forestieri had scored the first half goals to put Wednesday in control at Hillsborough before Joey Pelupessy put the ball in his own net to give the Baggies hope and Harvey Barnes levelled.

Reach fired in a spectacular 25-yard shot and Forestieri applied a cool finish in a rousing first half.

Tyrone Mears brought a fine save out of Cameron Dawson and Dwight Gayle hit the bar in the opening period before the Baggies' late show.

West Brom had the ball in the net with six minutes gone but Craig Dawson's low finish was ruled out for a push in the build-up.

Barnes won a free-kick with a surging run but Chris Brunt curled his effort from 25 yards round the post as both sides pushed for the opener.

Forestieri then forced the first save out of Sam Johnstone with a curling low shot but the goalkeeper got down low to block.

Wednesday took the lead after 23 minutes when Reach picked his spot with a spectacular shot from the right side of the area 25 yards out. His effort gave Johnstone no chance as it found the top left corner of the goal.

Reach had the chance to make it two nine minutes later but hooked wide from a tight angle.

West Brom came close to levelling five minutes before the break but Cameron Dawson pulled off an instinctive save from Mears and almost immediately Wednesday doubled their lead following a flowing move.

The visitors failed to cut out a cross to the back post and Forestieri brought the ball down and took a touch before shooting past Johnstone.

Gayle went close to pulling a goal back when his left-foot shot came back off the bar in a rousing finish to the first half.

West Brom again had a goal disallowed, this time early in the second half, when Kyle Bartley's header was chalked off after Craig Dawson had barged over his namesake on the goal line.

Forestieri clipped the ball wide across goal after catching Ahmed Hegazi in possession 10 yards out as Wednesday pushed for a third, the same Wednesday player shooting straight at Johnstone shortly after.

West Brom looked set to miss out until Pelupessy turned a low cross from Brunt with five minutes to go into the net under pressure from Barnes.

And Barnes then set off on a mazy run two minutes later and shooting low past Cameron Dawson from close range despite the attentions of three defenders.

The draw meant West Brom dropped to fourth in the table with Wednesday in 12th.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Leeds UnitedLeeds22136336181845
2Norwich CityNorwich22135440261444
3West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom22116546311539
4Derby CountyDerby2211563124738
5Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2211473526937
6Middlesbrough229942416836
7Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest22811332221035
8Aston Villa228954334933
9Swansea CitySwansea229582724332
10Birmingham CityBirmingham2271053227531
11Stoke CityStoke2271052927231
12Blackburn RoversBlackburn2271052933-431
13Queens Park RangersQPR229492732-531
14Bristol City228682726130
15Preston North EndPreston227783537-228
16Wigan AthleticWigan2274112330-725
17Hull City2266102330-724
18Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds2266102840-1224
19Brentford2257103334-122
20Rotherham UnitedRotherham2241082233-1122
21Reading2247112735-819
22Millwall2247112838-1019
23Bolton WanderersBolton2246121530-1518
24Ipswich TownIpswich2228121837-1914

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