Atdhe to the rescue with added time saver

Atdhe Nuhiu’s 94th minute diving header saw Wednesday grab a point as Garry Monk’s Hillsborough debut as Owls boss ended in  a 1-1 draw with Fulham.

Scott Parker’s side, who went ahead through Tom Cairney’s close-range effort just behind half-time after Keiren Westwood pushed out Joe Bryan’s low cross, looked to have secured all three points. However, with the game in the final stages of added time, sub Nuhiu was there at the far post to nod home Kadeem Harris’ deflected left-wing cross in front of the Kop.

The late equaliser moves us into eighth spot, two points behind the final play-off place and four adrift of leaders Leeds, and means Monk is unbeaten after two games in charge.

Fulham had 71 per cent of the possession and looked in control for much of the game but, on the other hand, they only managed two shots on target compared to Wednesday’s five.

Their time-wasting and theatrical reaction to tackles in the closing stages – coupled with some poor decision-making by ref Geoff Eltringham – also angered the 23,000 S6 crowd and the fans’ celebrations when Nuhiu nodded home the point-saver showed just what they thought of Fulham’s antics.

Westwood, Odubajo, Borner, Iorfa, Palmer, Hutchinson, Bannan, Lee (Winnall 70), Reach (Murphy 59), Harris, Fletcher (Nuhiu 77). Att: 23,342.





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