Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Queens Park Rangers 1.
Macauley Bonne scored deep into stoppage time on his Queens Park Rangers debut to rescue a point for his new side at Sheffield Wednesday.
The Owls, searching for a first home win since February, had led when a sliding Yoann Barbet turned Adam Reach’s cross into his own net.
Reach also forced QPR’s keeper Seny Dieng into a good save and Massimo Luongo hit the bar against his old club.
But Bonne, signed from Charlton on the eve of the game, came off the bench and then headed in Barbet’s cross to level.
The goal came in the 96th minute, the lengthy added-on time due to an injury to Wednesday centre-back Tom Lees.
He had to come off with minutes to go, leaving the Owls with just 10 men and short on cover in defence, after Liam Shaw and his replacement Liam Palmer were both forced off during the first half.
Bonne, brought on midway through the second period, took full advantage to nod in.
The visitors went closest during a poor first half when Geoff Cameron’s flick from Ilias Chair’s corner came back off the post.
Wednesday, still trying to wipe out a 12-point deduction, improved after the break and got their reward when Barry Bannan found Reach, and his delivery forced Barbet into an own goal.
They had further chances but Bonne had the final word, making an instant impression.
Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk told BBC Radio Sheffield:
“I was delighted with the players today. They couldn’t have given any more, especially with the disruption we faced yesterday with players not being fit, during the game with the players that had to come off and then finishing the game with 10 men.
“With the 10 men, we couldn’t get out to the ball that was crossed [for QPR’s goal]. Had we had Tom in there, we’d have been able to put pressure on the ball like we’d done all second half and probably wouldn’t have had that cross in our box.
“If we continue with that spirit, that fight and that commitment, we’ll be able to get to where we need to get to.”
QPR boss Mark Warburton:
“I thought we were a big problem in the first half. We were organised, we had a good shape, we were threatening, the set-pieces worked really well and we unluckily hit the post. We looked a good team.
“We could have played better, but I thought we thoroughly deserved the equaliser and one point at least is what we should have had out of that game.
“Rob Dickie at centre-half was excellent, but all over the park we had players that stood out. I thought we looked a very good side, so I’m pleased with that.”
- 26ShawSubstituted forPalmerat 5′minutesSubstituted forOdubajoat 45′minutes
- 4van Aken
- 7K Harris
- 21LuongoBooked at 63mins
- 17Dele-BashiruSubstituted forPelupessyat 69′minutes
- 5PatersonBooked at 52mins
- 6BarbetBooked at 77mins
- 8AmosSubstituted forBallat 73′minutes
- 22CarrollSubstituted forBonneat 64′minutes
- Michael Salisbury
Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Queens Park Rangers 1.
Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 1, Queens Park Rangers 1. Macauley Bonne (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Yoann Barbet with a cross.
Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Josh Windass tries a through ball, but Adam Reach is caught offside.
Dominic Ball (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Joost van Aken (Sheffield Wednesday).
Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Barry Bannan tries a through ball, but Josh Windass is caught offside.
Massimo Luongo (Sheffield Wednesday) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Kadeem Harris.
Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Joost van Aken.
Foul by Geoff Cameron (Queens Park Rangers).
Josh Windass (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Geoff Cameron (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bright Samuel with a cross.
Yoann Barbet (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Yoann Barbet (Queens Park Rangers).
Massimo Luongo (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Tom Lees.
Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Dominic Ball replaces Luke Amos.
Attempt missed. Robert Dickie (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ilias Chair with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Barry Bannan.
Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Joey Pelupessy replaces Fisayo Dele-Bashiru.