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Report: Burnley 3-3 Wednesday

3 - 3

Turf Moor

2/10/12 - 7.45pm

Attendance: 12,122


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.

Date:Tuesday October 2 2012
Time: 11:47PM


MASSIVELY relieved to see our losing streak come to an end, but when I'd prefer to talk about the welcome return of flair play, team spirit and that never say day attitude I'm afraid it's all about poor defending again. DJ is clearly determined to stand by his 'chosen few', and by all accounts both Barkley & Bothroyd were used to better effect last night, but we conceded three more goals and our 'skipper' (arguably the first name on the manager's teamsheet) hardly covered himself with glory whilst our keeper once again made one or two 'great saves'. With a bit of luck we'll have Buxton back on Saturday. I'd really like to see Bywater & Llera reinstated too. And to add a big fat cherry on top, how about bringing Danny Batth in on emergency loan? Somehow though, I think we'll be seeing more of the same. Just hope we score three or more at the other end or else we'll be back to square one.
03/10/2012 08:23:00
... oops, that was obviously meant to say 'never say Dai attitude' and was aimed at our Welsh readers.
03/10/2012 09:59:00
Yep huge relief to get a point, never cheered so loud at a point before, strange taking CoG off and only giving Madine 8 minutes, would have taken Bothroyd off and given Madine 15 minutes to make an impact alongside old mate CoG plus a vote of confidence for CoG, like Our Maurice, I'd like to see Llera at the back as well
Brighton Owl
03/10/2012 13:22:00
dave jones is an idiot! taylor is a donkey just another poor centre back at wednesday hes a carbon copy of that baffoon purse, wow a point, id be happy if it was o-o but we still shipped in 3 goals that were all easy to deal with, on the up side bothroyd looked better and put in a shift but still cant understand this signing, and barkley looks good but he wont be staying around long.
03/10/2012 15:41:00
I think with game time Bothroyd will do ok for us, he's looked pretty isolated at times with knock downs and flick ons not being picked up by team mates and he has clearly not been that fit having hardly played recently and not had a proper pre-season. With each match he's looking fitter and sharper, I fancy a hat trick from him on Saturday, the problem is at the other end!!
03/10/2012 16:48:00
At least we didn't lose again and this might stop the rot a bit. All the same, the problems are still there because conceded another 3 and we won't score 2 or 3 every game. Trying to take the positives out of the result but we won't get very far if this defensive problem isn't sorted out. I would go with Llera all day because Taylor does look like another Purse.
03/10/2012 17:14:00
He won't play liera, he slated him in an interview on radio sheff and reda, not his signings though are they, Antonios beginning to look the part again and ogradys doing the bizz.
03/10/2012 20:13:00
neither are antonio and o grady owl25. lets not forget he has been reluctant to play him since day one and is only doing so i feel under duress. would COG get the same goaless run in the team that bothroyd has . No chance. I like jones but his favourites will cost him his job. Is there anybody out there that thinks taylor is better than llera. Some say we wouldn't be in the championship without Jones - thats debateable. We definitely wouldn't without reda and lleras goals.
Radon Barrier
04/10/2012 11:10:00
Latest reports say Steve Bruce is hoping to bring someone in before Saturday to ease his defence crisis. I hope to **** it's not Danny Batth!
04/10/2012 12:54:00
where's JJ gonna go if we have a fit fullback?
Brighton Owl
04/10/2012 13:21:00
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