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Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Huddersfield Town: Terriers through after EFL Cup penalties

Lee Nicholls saves from Massimo Luongo
Lee Nicholls, signed by Huddersfield after leaving MK Dons, saves from Massimo Luongo

Huddersfield Town reached round two of the EFL Cup with a 4-2 penalty shootout win over Sheffield Wednesday.

Lee Nicholls saved from Massimo Luongo and Liam Palmer after the game ended scoreless at Hillsborough.

The Championship side had the chances to win it in the 90 minutes, with Scott High forcing a fine save from Bailey Peacock-Farrell in the first half.

And Jordan Rhodes headed over against his former club when left unmarked in the box in stoppage-time.

Both clubs are eager to put last season behind them, with Wednesday relegated to League One following a 12-point deduction for breaching EFL rules, and Huddersfield finishing 20th, just six points clear of the bottom three.

The Terriers subsequently released nine players and Wednesday allowed 10 to leave Hillsborough, so there were a number of new faces in both starting line-ups, including both goalkeepers.

Huddersfield dominated possession for much of the game and it took the home team 21 minutes to produce an effort of note – but they lost winger Olamide Shodipo after he pulled up with an injury,

Nicholls had to get down smartly to push away an effort by Wednesday sub Jaden Brown, but saved his real heroics for the shootout.

After the first four spot-kicks were all converted, he saved the next two from Wednesday before Lewis O’Brien found the top corner to seal Huddersfield’s victory.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Darren Moore told BBC Radio Sheffield:

“I thought it was a good team performance over the 90 minutes. There was lots of positivity in our play.

“We asked questions of each other, both teams had chances, both keepers had to make saves, it was a good season opener for us and a good test for us.

“There wasn’t much between the teams and we take it on (board) and get ready this week for Charlton.

“Shodipo said to me he could carry on, but it was 50-50. We thought it was more fatigue than anything because he was doing a lot of work, so hopefully over the next 24 to 48 hours it won’t be anything too serious.”

Huddersfield goalkeeper Lee Nicholls told BBC Radio Leeds:

“I think I’ve only lost one shoot-out, last season (for MK Dons) against Burnley.

“We’d have liked to win it in 90 minutes and not go through the stress of penalties.

“I’ve worked hard all pre-season to get the opportunity and I couldn’t have wished for it to have gone any better.

“We should definitely feel positive after that performance and as a club we need to drive forward now. We need to pull together, work hard and live up to the standards we set today.”

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Peacock-Farrell
  • 32HuntBooked at 82mins
  • 6IorfaBooked at 27mins
  • 5Hutchinson
  • 2Palmer
  • 8Adeniran
  • 26Wing
  • 10BannanSubstituted forLuongoat 84′minutes
  • 19GreenSubstituted forDele-Bashiruat 75′minutes
  • 13Paterson
  • 7ShodipoSubstituted forBrownat 34′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Brown
  • 15Adedoyin
  • 17Dele-Bashiru
  • 21Luongo
  • 22Dunkley
  • 28Wildsmith
  • 29Hunt

Huddersfield

Formation 4-3-3

  • 21Nicholls
  • 20Turton
  • 4Pearson
  • 26Samuels ColwillBooked at 86mins
  • 3Toffolo
  • 15HighSubstituted forSinaniat 90′minutes
  • 6HoggBooked at 81mins
  • 8O’BrienBooked at 86mins
  • 10KoromaSubstituted forThomasat 57′minutes
  • 25WardBooked at 52minsSubstituted forRhodesat 81′minutes
  • 19Holmes

Substitutes

  • 5Vallejo Mínguez
  • 9Rhodes
  • 14Ruffels
  • 16Thomas
  • 23Sarr
  • 24Sinani
  • 31Schofield

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0(2), Huddersfield Town 0(4).

  2. Penalty Shootout ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0(2), Huddersfield Town 0(4).

  3. Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 0(2), Huddersfield Town 0(4). Lewis O’Brien (Huddersfield Town) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

  4. Penalty saved! Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

  5. Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 0(2), Huddersfield Town 0(3). Danel Sinani (Huddersfield Town) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  6. Penalty saved! Massimo Luongo (Sheffield Wednesday) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

  7. Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 0(2), Huddersfield Town 0(2). Sorba Thomas (Huddersfield Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

  8. Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 0(2), Huddersfield Town 0(1). Dennis Adeniran (Sheffield Wednesday) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

  9. Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 0(1), Huddersfield Town 0(1). Jordan Rhodes (Huddersfield Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  10. Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 0(1), Huddersfield Town 0. Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  11. Penalty Shootout begins Sheffield Wednesday 0, Huddersfield Town 0.

  12. Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Huddersfield Town 0.

  13. Attempt missed. Levi Samuels Colwill (Huddersfield Town) header from very close range is too high following a corner.

  14. Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Massimo Luongo.

  15. Attempt missed. Jordan Rhodes (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sorba Thomas with a cross following a corner.

  16. Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Sam Hutchinson.

  17. Attempt blocked. Jordan Rhodes (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Turton with a cross.

  18. Offside, Huddersfield Town. Sorba Thomas tries a through ball, but Danel Sinani is caught offside.

  19. Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Danel Sinani replaces Scott High.

  20. Levi Samuels Colwill (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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