Sheffield Wednesday 2-2 West Brom: Late Baggies comeback denies Owls
An Adam Reach stunner and Fernando Forestieri put Sheffield Wednesday in control but two late Baggies goals shared the spoils.
Last Updated: 03/10/18 11:13pm
West Brom scored twice in the last five minutes to earn a 2-2 draw in the Sky Bet Championship at Sheffield Wednesday.
Adam Reach and Fernando Forestieri had scored the first-half goals to put Wednesday in control at Hillsborough before Joey Pelupessy put the ball in his own net to give the Baggies hope and Harvey Barnes levelled.
Reach fired in a spectacular 25-yard shot and Forestieri applied a cool finish in a rousing first half.
Tyrone Mears brought a fine save out of Cameron Dawson and Dwight Gayle hit the bar in the opening period before the Baggies' late show.
West Brom had the ball in the net with six minutes gone but Craig Dawson's low finish was ruled out for a push in the build-up.
Barnes won a free-kick with a surging run but Chris Brunt curled his effort from 25 yards round the post as both sides pushed for the opener.
Forestieri then forced the first save out of Sam Johnstone with a curling low shot but the goalkeeper got down low to block.
Wednesday took the lead after 23 minutes when Reach picked his spot with a spectacular shot from the right side of the area 25 yards out. His effort gave Johnstone no chance as it found the top left corner of the goal.
Reach had the chance to make it two nine minutes later but hooked wide from a tight angle.
West Brom came close to levelling five minutes before the break but Cameron Dawson pulled off an instinctive save from Mears and almost immediately Wednesday doubled their lead following a flowing move.
The visitors failed to cut out a cross to the back post and Forestieri brought the ball down and took a touch before shooting past Johnstone.
Gayle went close to pulling a goal back when his left-foot shot came back off the bar in a rousing finish to the first half.
West Brom again had a goal disallowed, this time early in the second half, when Kyle Bartley's header was chalked off after Craig Dawson had barged over his namesake on the goal line.
Forestieri clipped the ball wide across goal after catching Ahmed Hegazi in possession 10 yards out as Wednesday pushed for a third, the same Wednesday player shooting straight at Johnstone shortly after.
West Brom looked set to miss out until Pelupessy turned a low cross from Brunt with five minutes to go into the net under pressure from Barnes.
Barnes then set off on a mazy run two minutes later and shooting low past Cameron Dawson from close range despite the attentions of three defenders.
The draw meant West Brom dropped to fourth in the table with Wednesday in 12th.
Jos Luhukay: "Of course you do not have a great feeling after the game. You must analyse what has happened in those two minutes.
"We played a very good game, we played good football and created chances and scored goals. It was a great goal from Adam and the second goal was very important when it came."
Darren Moore: "It's a great individual goal (for the equaliser). His running and carrying the ball is one of the strengths of his game. It was individual brilliance. There are certain aspects of his game he is looking to improve and get better at. He is showing maturity, which is pleasing.
"I felt if you make a couple of changes it could have some good fortune for you. I am pleased to say it worked. We were 2-0 down so we needed to get back into the game. We had some chances (before scoring) but that killer touch in front of goal seemed to be eluding us."