Sheffield Wednesday fans praise Cameron Dawson after derby draw

Barry Bannan of Sheffield Wednesday celebrates with Cameron Dawson of Sheffield Wednesday after he saves a penalty during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and...

Cameron Dawson's impressive display against Sheffield United helped Sheffield Wednesday to their first clean sheet of the season.

Barry Bannan of Sheffield Wednesday celebrates with Cameron Dawson of Sheffield Wednesday after he saves a penalty during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and...

A number of Sheffield Wednesday fans have praised goalkeeper Cameron Dawson for his impressive display in the Steel City derby Friday evening.

The 23-year-old found himself under criticism by some Owls supporters given his failure to record a clean sheet in the first 16 games of the Championship season.

Manager Jos Luhukay has been selecting Dawson ahead of Keiren Westwood, whose name has been chanted recently by fans in his support.

 

However, redemption for the boyhood Sheffield Wednesday fan would come against none other than bitter rivals Sheffield United in Friday night's big clash at Bramall Lane.

Dawson heroically saved a 15th-minute penalty, diving to his left to keep out David McGoldrick’s placed effort - much to the delight of the away contingent.

David McGoldrick of Sheff Utd sees his penalty saved by Sheff Weds goalkeeper Cameron Dawson during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday at...

Despite boasting the joint-worst defence in the division this season - having conceded 30 goals - Sheffield Wednesday successfully prevented United from going top of the table.

And following Dawson's efforts in the game - which saw his save tally go up to 64, the highest in the second tier - several fans took to Twitter to praise the stopper for his display:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The result keeps Wednesday in 17th place in the Championship, with 20 points from 17 games.

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