Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday in playoff stalemate

  • Football
  • Sunday, 14 May 2017

Britain Soccer Football - Huddersfield Town v Sheffield Wednesday - Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final First Leg - John Smith's Stadium - 14/5/17 Sheffield Wednesday's Sam Winnall in action with Huddersfield Town’s Isaiah Brown Action Images via Reuters / Andrew Boyers

LONDON (Reuters) - Sheffield Wednesday will be favourites to reach the Championship playoff final after holding hosts Huddersfield Town to a 0-0 draw in the semi-final, first leg on Sunday.

Huddersfield had the better of the chances with Izzy Brown scraping the crossbar with a shot before halftime while Wednesday keeper Keiren Westwood made several vital saves.

Wednesday created virtually nothing but defended solidly throughout to keep a fourth successive clean sheet against Huddersfield for whom Chris Lowe also struck the woodwork.

The second leg will be played on Wednesday.

The winners will face either Reading or Fulham after they drew 1-1 at Craven Cottage on Saturday.

Wednesday were beaten by Hull City in the playoff final last May.

(Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Keith Weir)

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