OWLS DRAW: Burnley 3 Sheffield Wednesday 3

Sheffield Wednesday: Owls news, reports and more.
Sheffield Wednesday: Owls news, reports and more.

SHEFFIELD Wednesday’s Chris O’Grady was the club’s hero at Burnley this evening - but he had to play second fiddle to opponent Charlie Austin.

Striker Austin scored first for the Lancastrians on 22 minutes.

That was cancelled out within a minute by O’Grady.

The Owls defence were certainly struggling to contain Austin.

The forward got his second for Burnley after turning in a cross.

All in all, it wasn’t a bad first half for the Owls, other than their ability to obstruct the supply of dangerous crosses.

Wednesday attempted to up the pressure in the second session.

Jay Bothroyd forced a save from Lee Grant, but then 26-year-old striker O’Grady coolly rounded the keeper to level.

Owls fans saw an away draw, or even a win, in the making.

Yet it seemed it wasn’t to be, with Austin grabbing a tasty goal for his hat-trick.

It wasn’t over though and Michail Antonio made it 3-3.

TEAMS: CLARETS: Grant, Trippier, Mee, Edgar, Duff, Wallace, Marney, Stock, Stanislas, Paterson, Austin. Subs: Jensen,

Vokes, Long, O’Neill, Mills, Stewart, Bartley.

OWLS: Kirkland, J Johnson, Taylor, Gardner, Mattock, Semedo, Antonio, Barkley, Pecnik, O’Grady, Bothroyd. Subs:

Bywater, Madine, Rodri, McCabe, Mayor,Jones, Llera.

Referee: David Coote (Nottingham).

Read Paul Thompson’s analysis in Wednesday’s Star.