Player ratings: Sheffield Wednesday defeat Huddersfield Town in Yorkshire derby

Owls v Town.
Owls v Town.
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Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield Town battled for Yorkshire pride as well as vital points in the Championship promotion race at Hillsborough.

Here are the player ratings from our man Richard Hercock - how do they compare with yours?

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Sheffield Wednesday

Keiren Westwood - Owls goalkeeper produced stunning save to deny Chris Lowe before half-time. 8/10

Jack Hunt - Struggled going forward, and didn’t have the best game against his former side. Limped off injured with 10 minutes to go. 6/10

Tom Lees - Was dominant at the back for Wednesday, had an early chance from a free-kick but was flagged offside. 7/10

Glenn Loovens - Hardly put a foot wrong all afternoon. Played a real captain’s role for the Owls. 7/10

Daniel Pudil - Booked for a foul on Kachunga in first half. Got forward more after the break. 7/10

Ross Wallace - Had a quiet first 45 minutes, but stunned Hillsborough with his long-range goal. 8/10

Barry Bannan - Ran his socks off in midfield, as Town played keep-ball. Bossed midfield alongside Sam Hutchinson after the break. 8/10

Sam Hutchinson - Strong in the tackle, as always, and an intriguing contest between home and Town’s midfield star Aaron Mooy. 8/10

Adam Reach - Struggled to see much of the ball in first half, but was far more effective going towards the Kop. 6/10

Fernando Forestieri - Not a favourite with the away fans, but linked well with Winnall in second half. Grabbed a late goal. 7/10

Steven Fletcher - Should have done better with a first-half header, that ballooned over the crossbar. Replaced at half-time by Sam Winnall. 6/10


Sam Winnall (for Fletcher, 45): Excellent debut, held the ball up well and looks a bargain buy for the Owls. 7/10

Liam Palmer (for Hunt, 79): Booked for a late challenge, but steady at the back as always. Mr Consistency. 6/10

Callum McManaman (for Wallace, 86): Had a hand in Wednesday’s second goal. Just needs game time. 6/10

Unused substitutes: Joe Wildsmith, Vincent Sasso, Atdhe Nuhiu, David Jones.

Huddersfield Town

Danny Ward - A virtual spectator in the opening 45 minutes, but could do little to stop Ross Wallace’s goal. 7/10

Tommy Smith - Excellent going forward and rarely seems to have a bad game. 7/10

Chris Schindler - Had a quiet game for the visitors, who faded in the second half. 6/10

Michael Hefele - Saw his header drift wide from corner on 17 minutes, then fired wide in last few minutes. 7/10

Chris Lowe - Was unlucky to see his free-kick tipped wide by Westwood just before half-time. Brilliant late tackle to deny Winnall. 8/10

Aaron Mooy - Assured in heart of Town’s defence. Unlucky to finish on losing side. 7/10

Philip Billing - Composed on the ball, but sacrificed when Town went behind, going off after an hour. 6/10

Elias Kachunga - Rarely threatened to break the deadlock. Will have better days than this. 6/10

Jack Payne - Deservedly sent off with 20 minutes remaining for a poor tackle on Sam Hutchinson. 5/10

Isaiah Brown - Former Rotherham United midfielder has settled in well at Huddersfield, and looks part of the furniture at Town. 6/10

Nahki Wells - Missed an early header in front of Kop. And will probably go away frustrated at not making more of an impact. 6/10


Dean Whitehead (for Billing, 61): Had little impact on the game, and sacrificed for Mark Hudson as Town pushed for a late equaliser. 5/10

Mark Hudson (for Whitehead, 86): The defender came on as a late striker, and had a clear chance, but blasted over the crossbar. 5/10

Joe Lolley (for Brown, 61 mins): Struggled to get into the game as a second-half suibstitute. 6/10

Unused substitutes: Harry Bunn, Tareiq Holmes-Dennis, Martin Cranie, Joel Coleman.

Referee: Graham Scott. 7/10

Attendance: 28,173