Sheffield Wednesday earned a point from the Sheffield derby with United despite having a numerical disadvantage.

The Owls held off their Yorkshire rivals as Jos Luhukay earned a point in his first game as new manager.

Anticipation was high heading into the game as the Blades entered the game having won 4-2 at Hillsborough in September, and it was the hosts who looked the more likely side to score however their dominance was not turned into anything as they failed to test Wednesday shot-stopper Joe Wildsmith in the first half.


Both side’s goalkeepers made impressive saves in the second half, with Moore reacting quickly to tip Adam Reach’s low shot around the post after a collision with Richard Stearman.

Just after the hour-mark the Owls were reduced to ten men when Loovens brought down Donaldson, United almost took advantage moments later however Leon Clarke headed Mark Duffy’s freekick wide.

The Owls were almost gifted a goal when an accidental collision between Moore and Stearman saw the goalkeeper temporarily injured, however the goalkeeper recovered superbly to turn Reach’s low shot round the post.

In the final moments of the game the atmosphere intensified and the hosts came close to getting a sucker-punch winner however John Lundstam shot well over meaning that Chris Wilder’s side’s run of just one win since mid-November continues.

The Blades have a week to prepare for their trip to Norfolk to play Norwich City next weekend, while Sheffield Wednesday host Carlisle on Tuesday evening in the Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay.

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