LiveMATCHDAY LIVE: Sheffield Wednesday v Blackburn Rovers

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  • WELCOME to Hillsborough for today's Championship clash between Sheffield Wednesday and Blackburn Rovers. Keep up with the action with our matchday live blog.

5:03pm

FULL-TIME Wednesday 3 Rovers 3.

5:02pm

GOAL 3-3 Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu. 94th minute.

4:58pm

Five minutes injury-time, 90!seconds of which played. Tense stuff.

4:53pm

Jordan Rhodes misses a massive chance to seal it, Jordan Rhodes firing into the side-netting when Rudy Gestede was better placed.

4:49pm

Rudy Gestede blazes over from distance after being booked for diving for going over in the area. Looked harsh.

4:40pm

Michail Antonio beats Michael Keane for pace down the left and his driven cross is parried by Paul Robinson into the path of the giant striker, who stabbed home. Game on.

4:39pm

GOAL 2-3 Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu. 73mins.

4:32pm

Michail Antonio cross-shot hits bar with Chris Maguire unable to turn in rebound.

4:28pm

Rudy Gestede flick and Chris Kirkland saves one-on-one from Jordan  Rhodes, who then pulls the ball back to Gestede, whose close-range effort is blocked on the line.

4:21pm

Long free kick from Paul Robinson headed over by Rudy Gestede.

4:20pm

Jordan Rhodes goal correctly ruled put for offside. Some finish though.

4:13pm

Under way again.

3:58pm

HALF-TIME Wednesday 1 Rovers 3.

3:52pm

Tom Cairney out wide to Jason Lowe, whose superb first time cross is headed in by the unmarked Michael Keane. The ball made it.

3:52pm

GOAL 3-1 Rovers. Michael Keane. 43 mins.

3:48pm

Excellent block by Jason Lowe as the hosts threaten an equaliser. Frenetic stuff.

3:47pm

Long punt forward from Paul Robinson finds its way to Jordan Rhodes, who controls and then lays the ball off to Craig Conway, who cuts inside and from 30 yards sends a right-footed drive into the bottom corner.

3:46pm

GOAL 2-1 Rovers. Craig Conway. 36 mins.

3:40pm

After Paul Robinson made a brilliant save from Michail Antonio, the resulting corner is flicked on at the near post by Antonio and touched in at the back post by Lewis Buxton.

3:39pm

GOAL 1-1Wednesday. Lewis Buxton. 30 mins.

3:32pm

Tom Cairney cross spilled by Chris Kirkland to the feet of Jordan Rhodes but he can only side foot against the keeper, who was on the ground.

3:29pm

Great save Paul Robinson, denying Atdhe Nuhiu one-on-one after Michail Antonio latched upon Grant Hanley's poor header and played the striker in.

3:27pm

Tommy Spurr's scuffed shot not cleared and Jordan Rhodes nips in, steps past Chris Kirkland and taps the ball into the empty net. 24 for the season for Rhodes - and he won't get an easier one. Comical defending.

3:25pm

GOAL 1-0 Rovers. Jordan Rhodes. 15 mins.

3:21pm

Scrappy start, Owls slightly the sharper, but no chances.

3:11pm

Jason Lowe drags wide from 20 yards after good build up play between Lee Williamson and Michael Keane.

3:08pm

And we are under way.

3:07pm

Minute's silence impeccably observed.

3:03pm

Teams are out. Rovers in their changed red strip.

2:49pm

Twenty-five years ago Rovers boss Gary Bowyer was standing with his fellow Nottingham Forest fans as the Hillsborough disaster unfolded directly in front of him.

This afternoon he is back at Hillsborough, for the clash with Wednesday, and back to the scene where 96 innocent Liverpool supporters lost their lives on that fateful day on April 15, 1989.

Before the 3.07pm kick-off Bowyer and his Owls counterpart Stuart Gray will lay wreaths in the centre circle before joining their players for a minute’s silence.

Once the minute’s silence is over the two managers will gather the wreaths and lay them in front of the Leppings Lane end – where the 96 died and hundreds of others were injured – before making their way to the technical areas for the start of the match.

2:46pm

Wednesday: Kirkland, Buxton, Onyewu, Hutchinson, Llera, Antonio, Palmer, Lee, Mattock, Maguire, Nuhiu. Subs: Martinez, Johnson, Coke, Taylor, Helan, Lavery, Afobe.

Rovers: Robinson, Keane, Hanley, Kilgallon, Spurr, Cairney, Lowe, Williamson, Conway, Gestede, Rhodes. Subs: Eastwood, Kane, King, Olsson, Varney, Taylor, Feeney.

 

2:46pm

The Owls make three changes as fit-again duo Sam Hutchinson and Oguchi Onyewu come in for Giles Coke and Jeremy Helan while Atdhe Nuhiu takes the place of the ineligible Leon Best, whose loan from Rovers states he cannot play against his parent club.

 

2:45pm

Rovers have named an unchanged team for today’s Championship clash with Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.

Rovers boss Gary Bowyer has kept faith with the starting XI that started Tuesday’s home win over QPR.

The rousing 2-0 triumph stretched Bowyer’s in-form side’s unbeaten run to seven matches and moved them within four points of the play-offs.

But there is no place on the bench for David Dunn, who has picked up what the club describe as a knock, or Dickson Etuhu, who suffered a hamstring injury after coming on as an 85th-minute substitute against QPR.


 

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4:14pm Sat 12 Apr 14

George14brfc says...

Brilliant so far, anyone got a link?
Brilliant so far, anyone got a link? George14brfc
  • Score: 0

4:17pm Sat 12 Apr 14

owd nick says...

George14brfc wrote:
Brilliant so far, anyone got a link?
I tend to "watch" away games on Twitter @OneRovers - its faster than on here
[quote][p][bold]George14brfc[/bold] wrote: Brilliant so far, anyone got a link?[/p][/quote]I tend to "watch" away games on Twitter @OneRovers - its faster than on here owd nick
  • Score: -1

5:04pm Sat 12 Apr 14

stick to football says...

Self destruct button pressed again
Self destruct button pressed again stick to football
  • Score: 0

5:05pm Sat 12 Apr 14

A Darener says...

Blown it at the last! Can they not hold on to a lead?
Just when it was looking good.
Blown it at the last! Can they not hold on to a lead? Just when it was looking good. A Darener
  • Score: -1

5:06pm Sat 12 Apr 14

baz58 says...

Not 3.3 again, not happy.
Not 3.3 again, not happy. baz58
  • Score: 0

5:14pm Sat 12 Apr 14

mark anthony says...

3-3. We could still come second it's no over until the fat ladie sings bring on Yeovil. Easy 3 points
3-3. We could still come second it's no over until the fat ladie sings bring on Yeovil. Easy 3 points mark anthony
  • Score: 0

5:14pm Sat 12 Apr 14

juanbbien says...

What the hell is wrong with them this as now been going on for several years conceding goals in the last few minutes,you just know its going to happen and are waiting for it,totally unprofessional ,anyway that's it now the last chance literally thrown away
What the hell is wrong with them this as now been going on for several years conceding goals in the last few minutes,you just know its going to happen and are waiting for it,totally unprofessional ,anyway that's it now the last chance literally thrown away juanbbien
  • Score: 1

5:16pm Sat 12 Apr 14

johnley says...

you chickens, couldn't hold on to your lead, you let it slip yet again. ho, do you know BURNLEY are going up again, we are leading the way in more ways then one it seems
you chickens, couldn't hold on to your lead, you let it slip yet again. ho, do you know BURNLEY are going up again, we are leading the way in more ways then one it seems johnley
  • Score: 0

5:18pm Sat 12 Apr 14

A Darener says...

Brings back memories of years gone by. How many times were we fighting for promotion, either from the third to the second or second to the first division only to blow it in the end? We used to say we couldn't afford to go up, now we can't afford not to, but they have done their best to make sure they don't go up.
Brings back memories of years gone by. How many times were we fighting for promotion, either from the third to the second or second to the first division only to blow it in the end? We used to say we couldn't afford to go up, now we can't afford not to, but they have done their best to make sure they don't go up. A Darener
  • Score: 1

5:20pm Sat 12 Apr 14

A Darener says...

johnley wrote:
you chickens, couldn't hold on to your lead, you let it slip yet again. ho, do you know BURNLEY are going up again, we are leading the way in more ways then one it seems
Bet you are getting a bit twitchy, if not you should. It's not over til the fat lady sings!
[quote][p][bold]johnley[/bold] wrote: you chickens, couldn't hold on to your lead, you let it slip yet again. ho, do you know BURNLEY are going up again, we are leading the way in more ways then one it seems[/p][/quote]Bet you are getting a bit twitchy, if not you should. It's not over til the fat lady sings! A Darener
  • Score: 2

5:36pm Sat 12 Apr 14

FCBurnley says...

Sorry, no bad Burnley injuries to report Darener.
Sorry, no bad Burnley injuries to report Darener. FCBurnley
  • Score: -1

5:40pm Sat 12 Apr 14

A Darener says...

Good, I am so pleased for you. But if your board had strengthened your squad when they had the choice you might well have been promoted by now and not getting twitchy.
Good, I am so pleased for you. But if your board had strengthened your squad when they had the choice you might well have been promoted by now and not getting twitchy. A Darener
  • Score: 1

5:40pm Sat 12 Apr 14

passingfootball says...

spurning golden opportunities time after time points to lack of belief in oneself, show more confidence in your ability, see the game out hold on to the ball, if they want it back force them to make the fouls, throw ins and goal kicks eat up alot of time, scoring early should increase you in confidence, not make you nervy, someone needs to tell them to stop giving away stupid freekicks, they are only inviting more pressure
spurning golden opportunities time after time points to lack of belief in oneself, show more confidence in your ability, see the game out hold on to the ball, if they want it back force them to make the fouls, throw ins and goal kicks eat up alot of time, scoring early should increase you in confidence, not make you nervy, someone needs to tell them to stop giving away stupid freekicks, they are only inviting more pressure passingfootball
  • Score: 0

5:42pm Sat 12 Apr 14

A Darener says...

FCBurnley wrote:
Sorry, no bad Burnley injuries to report Darener.
Ps you really are an idiot.
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: Sorry, no bad Burnley injuries to report Darener.[/p][/quote]Ps you really are an idiot. A Darener
  • Score: 1

5:51pm Sat 12 Apr 14

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Winning 3-1 and lucky to escape with a draw. the mentality is completely wrong with GB and his players. We will win nothing with a manager who is completely tactically inept. GB has frustrated me all season not sure if I can put up with another one wiith him in charge. he also keeps allowing his players to mouth off before matches only to get egg on there faces afterwards. He should ban them from doing this. Another opportunity blown from this bunch of loosers.
Winning 3-1 and lucky to escape with a draw. the mentality is completely wrong with GB and his players. We will win nothing with a manager who is completely tactically inept. GB has frustrated me all season not sure if I can put up with another one wiith him in charge. he also keeps allowing his players to mouth off before matches only to get egg on there faces afterwards. He should ban them from doing this. Another opportunity blown from this bunch of loosers. A Rover 45 years and over
  • Score: 0

6:08pm Sat 12 Apr 14

bluerob says...

How many times have we got ourselves within touching distance of the top 6 and blown it !!!!

To me this squad is more than good enough to have been top 6 all season, something is wrong ?
How many times have we got ourselves within touching distance of the top 6 and blown it !!!! To me this squad is more than good enough to have been top 6 all season, something is wrong ? bluerob
  • Score: 1

6:42pm Sat 12 Apr 14

look.up.blackburn. says...

BOWYER OUT!
BOWYER OUT! look.up.blackburn.
  • Score: -1

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