Late heartache as Owls go down at Wigan

An 88th minute penalty from Wigan’s Jordi Gómez mean’t Sheffield Wednesday left the DW Stadium empty handed despite a dogged performance and also a missed penalty from Leon Best.

The first half was a close affair and the Owls had the chance to take the lead in the 34th minute after Jacques Maghoma broke through and was brought down by Wigan goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi. Controversially Al-Habsi only received a yellow card and went on to save the penalty from Best.

The second half continued to be a close game with both sides seeing crossess flash across the goal without any real attempts on target.

And as the Owls felt they had seen the majority of the game out and held on for a point, another contentious decision went against the away side as Wigan’s James Perch went over a Caolan Lavery challenge despite replays showing no contact being made.