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Hillsborough (ATT 20,009) 24th August 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Attwell

Sheff Wed Sheffield Wednesday vs Millwall Millwall

Sheff Wed 2

R Johnson (7)
J Helan (21)

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Millwall 2

K Zayatte (og 5)
A Keogh (pen 87)

Championship: Sheffield Wednesday and Millwall draw 2-2 at Hillsborough

Last Updated: 24/08/13 7:13pm

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Andy Keogh: Scored Millwall's late equaliser at Sheffield Wednesday

Andy Keogh: Scored Millwall's late equaliser at Sheffield Wednesday

Andy Keogh scored a late Millwall equaliser as they drew 2-2 at Sheffield Wednesday in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday afternoon.

The Irish striker coolly rolled home the spot-kick four minutes from time after Jeremy Helan was adjudged to have floored Richard Chaplow.

First-half goals from Owls pair Helan and Reda Johnson cancelled out Kamil Zayatte's early own goal to put the home side ahead.

The Lions should have been ahead inside two minutes when midfielder Chaplow arrived late in the box only to see his side-foot effort turned away by Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland.

But the visitors, who lined up in Wednesday's yellow away strip from last season after forgetting their kit, were not to be denied for long and duly made the breakthrough in the fifth minute.

Winger Lee Martin found space on the left-hand side to deliver a testing cross which Owls defender Zayatte could only divert into his own net from a couple of yards out.

The goal was Millwall's first in the league this season but the advantage did not last long as the hosts drew level two minutes later following a defensive mix-up.

Lewis Buxton's searching free-kick into the Lions' 18-yard area was spilled by former Wednesday goalkeeper Stephen Bywater and the resultant loose ball looped up for Owls full-back Johnson to head home from close range.

And the turnaround was completed just after the 20-minute mark when Austrian striker Atdhe Nuhiu doggedly won possession to tee up Frenchman Helan who found the bottom right-hand corner with a left-foot drive from 20 yards.

The home side could have been further ahead in the 27th minute when Michail Antonio burst past Millwall centre-half Danny Shittu before blazing over.

Wednesday again came close to doubling their advantage when towering forward Nuhiu headed against the left-hand upright on the stroke of half-time before Bywater denied Johnson's follow-up.

Both sides had penalty claims waved away by referee Stuart Atwell early in the second period and the match official was again at the centre of the action in the 58th minute when he denied full-back Johnson his second goal by awarding a free-kick for an adjudged infringement on keeper Bywater.

Millwall, who were back in their regulation kit for the second half, squandered the chance to level the contest in the 71st minute when the energetic Chaplow sent a free header wide from substitute Liam Feeney's right-wing centre.

Dave Jones' side looked to be heading for their first league win of the season but Keogh was to have the final say in the 86th minute as he sent Kirkland the wrong way from 12 yards after linesman Philip Dermott flagged for a foul following Chaplow's tumble.

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Leicester City 42 90
2 Burnley 42 83
3 Derby County 42 75
4 Queens Park Rangers 42 73
5 Wigan Athletic 41 67
6 Reading 42 64
7 Brighton and Hove Albion 42 64
8 Ipswich Town 42 64
9 Bournemouth 42 62
10 Blackburn Rovers 42 60
11 Nottingham Forest 42 59
12 Middlesbrough 42 58
13 Watford 41 57
14 Bolton Wanderers 42 54
15 Sheffield Wednesday 42 50
16 Leeds United 42 50
17 Huddersfield Town 42 46
18 Birmingham City 41 43
19 Doncaster Rovers 42 43
20 Blackpool 42 42
21 Charlton Athletic 41 41
22 Millwall 42 40
23 Barnsley 42 39
24 Yeovil Town 42 36