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Hillsborough (ATT 21,142) 19th January 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Madley

Sheff Wed Sheffield Wednesday vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolves

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Dean Saunders waiting for first Wolves win after 0-0 draw at Sheffield Wednesday

Last Updated: 19/01/13 5:32pm

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Michail Antonio: Missed best chances for Sheffield Wednesday

Michail Antonio: Missed best chances for Sheffield Wednesday

Dean Saunders remains in search of his first win as Wolves manager after a 0-0 draw against fellow Championship strugglers Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.

The hosts dominated proceedings, but top-scorer Michail Antonio was guilty of missing several clear chances, while goalkeeper Carl Ikeme kept the visitors alive with some good saves.

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake lacked support up front for Wolves, while Antonio and Jermaine Johnson gave the hosts hope of an unlikely winner to no avail, despite the West Midlands club not being able to muster a single shot on goal.

Ebanks Blake started brightly, shooting wide from outside the area before Jermaine Johnson fired over from distance for Wednesday.

Midway through the half Antonio crept in behind his marker as the ball was looped over by Jermaine Johnson, but Ikeme made a superb block with his feet to deny the Wednesday striker.

The hosts enjoyed an extended spell of pressure as a short corner saw Helan deliver to the far post, with Miguel Llera knocking it back but Reda Johnson's header was saved on the goalline by Ikeme.

Wednesday had the best chance of the half when Antonio found himself clear in the box, after good work from Jermain Johnson and Kieran Lee, but a snap shot went inches astray.

Chances were at a premium for both sides at the start of the season half, with Christophe Berra's slip allowing in Antonio, whose shot went woefully over.

The Owls found renewed spirit and Antonio was again at the heart of it, breaking quickly after a Wolves corner and laying off for Jeremy Helan whose measured shot only found the side-netting.

Helan's low ball would have been tucked in by Antonio at the near post but for Ikeme, and the hosts had a flurry of runs late on, with Helan battling to put the ball across the box without finding a Wednesday head.

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2 Ipswich Town 23 44
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4 Derby County 23 42
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6 Brentford 24 40
7 Norwich City 24 37
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 24 37
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11 Charlton Athletic 23 31
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13 Sheffield Wednesday 23 31
14 Birmingham City 24 31
15 Bolton Wanderers 24 29
16 Reading 24 29
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18 Huddersfield Town 24 28
19 Rotherham United 24 26
20 Leeds United 23 24
21 Millwall 24 23
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23 Brighton and Hove Albion 23 20
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