Wednesday Grab Deserved Point at Cardiff
Cardiff City stadium
3pm Saturday 12th December 2015
Wednesday overturned a two goal deficit in the second half with goals from Fernando Forestieri and Barry Bannan in game that left both teams wanting.
Craig Noone put the hosts in front from the penalty spot, followed by a neat Anthony Pilkington finish after the forward beat the Owls offside trap from Joe Ralls' long ball.
After a slow start in South Wales with neither team pulling up any trees, it took for Watt to grab the game by the scruff of the neck and power through a static Wednesday backline to be brought down by Kieren Westwood. Noone slotted home the resulting penalty to give the Bluebirds the lead.
Joao almost levelled up shortly after but his deflected effort hit the post after good work from Liam Palmer. As the Owls went in search of a leveller it was a swift break from Cardiff that enabled Pilkington to score after rounding Westwood. Shortly after the Irish international keeper denied City a third first-half goal with a superb save from Watt.
Kenwyne Jones then had a header ruled out for offside and Pilkington headed over unmarked from six yards from a City corner as Wednesday struggled to half time.
Wednesday, changed shape in a bid to make a game of it, with Hooper replacing Keiran Lee and the allowing a switch to a diamond formation. With Forestieri allowed to roam freely behind Joao and Hooper. As the half wore on the Owls took charge of the game and out of nothing. The Owls were back in it when Forestieri opted to shoot with no passing options available bouncing past the bewildered City keeper.
As Wednesday turner the screw which saw free kicks from Wallace and Bannan both go just over the bar, the pair combined to bring the visitors level. Following neat play Scottish star Bannan blasted the Owls level with his first goal for the club.
The game was still open with both sides having chances to take all three-points with City starman Craig Noone almost grabbing a late winner but Westwood turned away his long range strike.
The result leaves Wednesday outside of the playoffs still and aiming for three-points at MK Dons on Tuesday December 15th.
Bannan capped his fine and hard working performance with his maiden goal in Owls colours. With the man himself telling the media afterwards he's close to signing a revised four-year deal at Hillsborough all Wednesdayites will be over the moon given his performances for the Owls since his arrival a few months ago.