Sheffield Wednesday failed to end their winless run of five games as the Owls conceded a last minute equaliser against Bolton Wanderers.
A goal from George Boyd in the 78th minute put the hosts in front but Bolton managed to fight back and substitute Aaron Wilbraham scored with a header in the final moments to share the points between the two teams.
There was originally some controversy about Boyd’s goal, as the linesman flagged Jordan Rhodes offside. However, after having a word with the linesman, referee Darren Bond decided Rhodes did not interfere with the play and the goal stood.
After the goal, Bolton amped up the pressure on the Wednesday defence and after having a few dangerous chances they equalised when a cross from Felipe Morais found Wilbraham’s head.
Overall, both teams had a similar amount of possession but Wednesday were the team with the most dangerous chances.
In the first half, Jack Hunt had a good chance to find the back of the net after being set up by Lucas Joao, however, his shot went wide of the target.
Adam Reach later found Atdhe Nuhiu with a magnificent pass but was denied a goal by Ben Alnwick as he saved the shot.
Bolton also managed to get a few chances. Near the end of the first half, Sammy Ameobi dribbled down the right hand side and delivered a cross that found Buckley waiting for it at the other end, but Wildsmith pulled off an acrobatic save to keep it out.
As the second half got underway, both teams looked even more eager to win it.
Ameobi was Bolton’s most dangerous threat going forward and had a few shots that tested Wildsmith’s quality.
Wednesday did not have as many chances in the second half, but they defended well and were able to neutralise most of Bolton’s attacks up until the equaliser.
The Owls still find themselves above Bolton, but they will need to start picking up some points soon if they want to end the season on a relatively positive note and not risk slipping down into the relegation zone.
Their next game is against Leeds United away on March 17th and a good performance there could potentially go a long way in raising the fan’s spirits and the squad morale.
Jos Luhukay, Sheffield Wednesday manager, said: “This is a very frustrating day. We thought, we would get three points but now we only have one.
“If the last pass or cross would have come better, our strikers could have scored to finish our moments in the offensive.
“Over 90 minutes we had a good defence. But in the details it was not enough to win today and that is very frustrating.”
Phil Parkinson, Bolton Wanderers manager, said: “It was a fantastic cross and what a header. I think this is huge.
“Away from home, any match is tough and all season we have been looking to target teams above us.
“In patches we have done well in the first half and we did get better, waiting for that moment of quality to come.
“You could see the belief growing as the game went on.”
Sheffield Wednesday: Wildsmith, Lees, Pudil, Frederico Venâncio, Reach, Clare, Pelupessy (90’+2 Jones), Boyd (86’ Fox), Hunt, Nuhiu (77’ Rhodes), Lucas João
Bolton Wanderers: Alnwick, Beevers, Burke, Taylor, Flanagan (84’ Wilbraham), Pratley, Osede (84’ Clough), Henry, Le Fondre, Buckley (60’ Morais), Ameobi