Sheffield Wednesday frustrate Huddersfield in Championship play-off semi-final

Hazel Gray
May 20, 2017

The second period followed an identical pattern, with the hosts in control and finally they tested Westwood in the Wednesday goal 10 minutes after the restart.

Right-back Hunt said: "The hurt from previous year is still inside us and we want to put that out of our minds". His team did very little attacking wise throughout the match but will still be massive favourites to get the job done back at Hillsborough on Wednesday night.

"If you saw what we have achieved at Hillsborough and the results we have got, we win a lot more games at home than away".

Nonetheless, the Leeds fans were clearly backing Wednesday during the match as they were critical of the Terriers for not selling out their home tickets.

"Our fans are wonderful, it will be sold out and they will play a very important role, but we must do our job of course".

"We fancy ourselves, definitely, and hopefully the crowd will really get behind us, intimidate Huddersfield and put them off their game".

"I didn't use Leicester as an inspiration where I say to my players, 'Look, they've done it". We weren't good on the ball on Sunday and created very few chances.

Wednesday were beaten by Hull in last year's play-off final and their bid to avenge that painful defeat remains on track after they subdued Huddersfield in the closing stages.

Westwood then saved brilliantly from Wells to leave the tie perfectly poised going into Wednesday's second leg.

"Everyone knows it is probably one of the biggest games you can play - in terms of commercial wise for the club with the money that is involved - and is probably one of the biggest games I have played in".

He said: 'I also went with Paderborn to the first league but the Premier League is a little bit different, maybe a little bit bigger than the Bundesliga.

"They had never played in the top division and Huddersfield have had a long wait", he noted.

Huddersfield's Tommy Smith fired over before Wells had another chance when a loose ball fell to him eight yards from goal but Westwood was out quickly to deflect it wide.

The two side's played out a dogged 0-0 draw in the first leg of their play-off semi-final on Sunday.

Wagner believes getting his club promoted to the top flight would rank just as high as Leicester City winning the Premier League last season.

Here's what you need to know about Wednesday's vital match this evening.

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