Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Birmingham: Kadeem Harris earns point for Owls
Sheff Wed vs Birm’ham
Sky Bet Ch’ship
7:45pm Wednesday November
Garry Monk was unable to get one over former colleague Pep Clotet since Birmingham and Sheffield Wednesday performed a 1-1 Sky Bet Championship draw at Hillsborough.
Monk had disclosed that he is no longer on speaking terms with assistant Clotet, who took over from Monk at St Andrews as soon as the latter was terminated in June as interim head coach.
Prior to the duo teamed up again at Birmingham at March 2018 spaniard Clotet had formerly worked at Leeds and Swansea with Monk – and the Blues had reacted to Monk’s remarks with a tweet indicating their former manager lacked class.
Kadeem Harris equalised late on to earn the hosts some point although the scoring started after 48 minutes.
The home side started strongly and Barry Bannan fired from 20 yards with the game’s very first opening until Steven Fletcher volleyed across the surface of Connal Trueman’s purpose after the ball dropped kindly for him.
Jeremie Bela created Birmingham chance but skewed his shot wide after a run.
Fletcher wasted a golden chance from the 17th minute after his heavy touch cost him a clear sight of goal following excellent build-up drama from Morgan Fox and Massimo Luongo.
Trueman denyed kieran Lee following 33 minutes as the hosts continued to make the better openings. Luongo and fox were involved, together with the latter playing his midfield partner, that shot at the’keeper.
Moses Odubajo rattled the crossbar with a powerful effort from space three minutes prior to half-time, however, the Owls were immediately made to pay for their profligacy.
Adam Reach gave away the ball and Bela’s low cross from the right had been turned in by Gimenez.
Harris wasted a glorious opportunity to equalise when he drifted into the side-netting, however at the end Jude Bellingham along with Fran Villalba fired wide as the Blues continued to lead to difficulties on the rest.
Substitute Fernando Forestieri curled wide of the far post after cutting in from the left and Harris watched an effort deflect over off Kristian Pedersen.
Harris equalised nine minutes after Birmingham’s defence fell off and he fired low into the corner after being permitted to operate to the border of the box .
A Bannan free-kick was led by tom Lees direct since the hosts pushed for a winner, and the Blues’keeper needed to pull off a nice save moments to maintain out Atdhe Nuhiu.
In a finish, Marc Roberts and Blues set Lukas Jutkiewicz both pulled off their line from corners but Wednesday couldn’t locate a winner.