Date:Tuesday October 2 2012
2/10/12 - 7.45pm
Wednesday brought their six-game losing streak to an end with a share of the spoils in a six-goal thriller at Burnley on Tuesday night.
The Owls, desperate to stop the rot, trailed three times against the Clarets, with Charlie Austin scored all three goals for the hosts, but battled back on all three occasions to ensure a crucial point.
Chris O'Grady scored twice while Michail Antonio bagged a superb late leveller for the out-of-form Owls.
For the first time this season Owls boss Dave Jones named an unchanged side for the trip across the Pennines, with Jermaine Johnson continuing at right-back and O'Grady partnering Jay Bothroyd in attack.
It seemed to work early on as both O'Grady and Nejc Penik threatened the Burnley goal as Wednesday started brightly.
Wednesday came closer in the 12th minute when Antonio sent an effort over the bar from close range following good play by Pecnik and O'Grady.
Burnley had their chances and Martin Paterson sent an effort just wide before they took the lead 22 minutes in. Austin climbed high to head his side ahead following good work by Kieren Trippier.
The lead lasted barely a minute, however, as the Owls got straight back on level terms when O'Grady steered his effort beyond former Wednesday goalkeeper Lee Grant.
Ross Barkley then had a good effort saved by Grant as the visitors looked to build on their momentum but, somewhat against the run of play, the hosts grabbed the advantage again going into half-time.
Tripper again provided and Austin again provided the finish to send his team into 2-1 lead at the interval.
More entertainment was set to follow in the second half and the signs were there straight after the restart as chances came at both ends.
The next goal was always going to be important and David Edgar sent an effort wide for the Clarets before Bothroyd forced a save from Grant shortly after.
It was Wednesday who grabbed it though, with Bothroyd feeding O'Grady and the former Leicester City man rounded Grant before finding the back of the net to get the visitors level for a second time.
Both sides had chances to take the lead, with Austin coming close for the hosts and Antonio threatening for the Owls.
Both players were to eventually score, but first it was Austin who looked to have won it for Burnley when he completed his hat-trick with ten minutes to go.
The story wasn't over there, however as, for the third time in the match, the Owls drew level through a superb long-range Antonio strike.
Bothroyd could have won it for Wednesday late on but a draw was a fair reflection of an entertaining contest.
Burnley: Grant, Trippier, Duff (Long 89), Edgar, Mee, Stock, Wallace, Marney, Stanislas, Paterson (Stewart 71), Austin (Vokes 90). Unused substitutes: Jensen, Mills, Bartley, O'Neill.
Wednesday: Kirkland, J Johnson, Taylor, Gardner, Mattock, Pecnik (McCabe 46), Semedo, Barkley, Antonio, O'Grady (Madine 82), Bothroyd. Unused substitutes: Bywater, Llera, Jones, Mayor, Rodri.
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Date:Tuesday October 2 2012
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