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Sheff Wed 1-1 Plymouth

Tommy Spurr celebrates after scoring Wednesday's late equaliser
Spurr celebrates after scoring Wednesday's vital late equaliser

Tommy Spurr's brilliant late equaliser earned Sheffield Wednesday a point against Plymouth to lift them out of the Championship relegation zone.

Spurr's spectacular long-range shot nine minutes from time earned the Owls' a seventh consecutive draw which moved them up to 20th in the table.

Plymouth led when Peter Halmosi's early free-kick took a wicked deflection off Deon Burton and looped into the net.

Wednesday had more possession but looked set to lose until Spurr's goal.


  • Sheffield Wednesday manager Brian Laws on the relegation battle:
    "It's going to go to the wire. It's all about keeping your nerve.

    "There are going to be so many twists and turns on the very last day.

    "Leicester will be fighting, Blackpool will be fighting, Coventry, we're all fighting in there and nobody is going to give up."

  • Plymouth manager Paul Sturrock on his team's play-off hopes:
    "While it is still mathematically possible we will still give it a go.

    "We need to win our two home games. But really, we needed the win tonight.

    "The first goal came too early. The goal changed out mental approach and it was a disappointing performance."


    Sheff Wed: Grant, Gilbert, Beevers, Wood, Spurr, Johnson (Small 64), O'Brien, Bolder, Songo'o, Sahar (Slusarski 64), Burton.
    Subs Not Used: Burch, McMenamin, Wallwork.

    Booked: Burton, Gilbert.

    Goals: Spurr 81.

    Plymouth: McCormick, Connolly, Timar, Anderson, Sawyer, Halmosi (Clark 65), Abdou, Nalis, Paterson (Fallon 90), MacLean (Mackie 86), Easter.
    Subs Not Used: Doumbe, Summerfield.

    Booked: Anderson, Nalis.

    Goals: Halmosi 2.

    Att: 20,635

    Ref: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire).




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