Sheffield Wednesday and Plymouth stalemate sets up FA Cup first-round replay
Sheffield Wednesday and League One rivals Plymouth forced a replay after their FA Cup first-round tie ended in a goalless stalemate at Hillsborough on Sunday afternoon.
Despite both sides having close chances, neither could find a way past the stubborn defences and will meet at Home Park for the replay.
The visitors carved out an early chance as Panutche Camara and Ryan Hardie played a nice one-two before the former’s tame effort was easily saved by Bailey Peacock-Farrell.
The closest that Wednesday came to scoring was through Dennis Adeniran, but his driven effort was well-saved by Michael Cooper as the two sides went into half-time on level terms.
Connor Grant let fly from range early into the second half, but his powerful effort whistled above the crossbar as the League One high-flyers pushed to break the deadlock.
But – after an uninspiring start after the break – the Owls started turning the screw.
Cooper found himself busy after doing well to deny both Liam Palmer and Saido Berahino.
While on-loan Swansea winger Jordan Garrick almost won it for the away side when he latched onto Luke Jephcott’s cut-back but Peacock-Farrell and Lewis Wing heroically denied the winger as the tie remained level.
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