Sheffield Wednesday player ratings v Hull: Westwood stars as Forestieri sees red again

Sheffield Wednesday earned credible 0-0 draw away to Hull City in the Championship on Friday.

Sheffield Wednesday earned a credible point at Championship leaders Hull City on Friday night, despite ending the game with ten men for the second week running.

Again it was Fernando Forestieri who received his marching orders, having been adjudged to have dived to avoid Michael Dawson's sliding challenge.

Hull enjoyed plenty more of the ball but found Carlos Carvalhal's men difficult to break down. Tigers winger Sam Clucas was denied by the post in the second half, as Forestieri had been in the first, but there were few clear-cut chances for either side and ultimately no goals.

Here's how the Owls' players fared at the KC Stadium:

Keiren Westwood 8/10 - Made two very good stops from Robert Snodgrass and Abel Hernandez and held on to everything else flung in his direction.

Liam Palmer 6/10 - Positioned himself well defensively but lacked the impact of Jack Hunt going forward, which is perhaps why he was picked in the first place. Was particularly wasteful with his crossing.

Tom Lees 7/10 - Another solid performance from the Owls skipper, who organised his defence well.

Michael Turner 7/10 - Recalled to the side for a league match for the first time since mid-December and looked solid against his old club. Wednesday's shape was particularly impressive, preventing Turner being exposed by the pace of Hernandez and co. in behind.

Joe Bennett 7/10 - Another full-back whose inclusion was questioned ahead of the game. But he certainly did not look out out place.

Aiden McGeady 6/10 - Showed some nice touches and held onto the ball fairly well when required, but couldn't conjure up anything meaningful in the final third.

Sam Hutchinson 7/10 - His return brought Wednesday's back line some much-needed security against the league leaders. He was one of the main reasons Hull struggled to get through, and the fact he headed straight down the tunnel after being substituted is a major concern.

Kieran Lee 7/10 - With Hutchinson back in behind him, Lee was freed up to do what he does best; nick the ball back in high areas and give it to someone else. Took his tally of tackles to above 100 for the campaign, considerably more than any other Owls player.

Barry Bannan 6/10 - Spent a fair bit of time out wide with Forestieri tucked in behind Hooper. Played a few sloppy passes in the first half, which contributed to a rare off-night for the Scot.

Fernando Forestieri 7/10 - His first half thunderbolts - a free-kick tipped over by Allan McGregor and a shot from open play which crashed against the frame of the goal - were overshadowed by his second consecutive red card for two bookable offences. Again, there will be much debate over the alleged dive which saw him exit proceedings, following a tackle from Dawson for which the defender apologised. The Italian misses the Owls' next two matches as a result and they cannot appeal.

Gary Hooper 6/10 - Another game in which he didn't get a sniff in the opponents' box. However, his hold up play was generally quite good, whenever balls weren't being launched at his head.


Ross Wallace 5/10 - Sloppy by his standards.

Alex Lopez 6/10 - Lacks the energy of Hutchinson, but is always sensible in his passing, negative or not.

Atdhe Nuhiu 6/10 - Came on with plenty of enthusiasm after Tuesday's events, but didn't have long enough to make any real impact.

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