Maguire on the spot in late Owls drama

Chris Maguire’s 95th minute penalty saw Wednesday grab a deserved last-gasp point at promotion-chasing Bournemouth this afternoon.

Atdhe Nuhiu was brought down in the box by Adam Smith and Maguire squeezed his spot kick into the bottom corner of the net, past the despairing dive of Artur Boruc.

Wednesday had taken the lead through an excellent diving header from Kieran Lee on 35 minutes, converting Lewis Buxton’s pinpoint cross, and it could easily have been two by half-time, with Lee having seen an earlier effort cleared off the line by Tommy Elphick.

Chris Maguire then saw his long-range free kick come back off the post on 58 minutes and Caolan Lavery could only put the rebound over the top.

Ten minutes later, the home side were level with a Yann Kermogant header and Bournemouth, reduced to 10 men after 78 minutes when Simon Francis received a second yellow card, looked to have completed their fightback six minutes from time when Matt Ritchie cracked home from 25 yards.

Lavery missed a great opportunity to level matters when he failed to connect at the far post on 90 minutes but then came the added-time penalty drama and Maguire converted to silence the home crowd and take a well-earned point back to S6.

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