Published: Sun, May 14, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday in playoff stalemate


Town saw more of the ball and will feel aggrieved to be all square ahead of Wednesday's return leg at Hillsborough, but Wagner hinted that the onus is now on the opposition to come out of their shell on home soil.

Relive the action with MATTHEW SMITH's live blog from the game at the John Smith's Stadium.

"It's time to change the history", said Wagner. "The details will be what makes the difference in this tie".

"We have been together for almost 10 months and the players know exactly what they have to do".

Wednesday were beaten by Hull in last year's play-off final and their bid to avenge that painful defeat remains on track after they subdued Huddersfield in the closing stages. We take the 0-0.

"I think it is game on", the German said.

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Wagner's side have surprised many this season, keeping pace with the division's elite against all odds and finishing fifth in the Sky Bet Championship.

"It was a very good performance and the result is OK".

Huddersfield go into the play-offs on the back of three defeats from four games and defender Christopher Schindler knows they will need to be better at both ends to turn the tables on Wednesday. We were a bit unlucky with some decisions from the referee or we were not clinical enough in front of the goal.

That turned out to be the best moment for either side in the first half, as although Wagner's men dominated the ball and territory, Wednesday's resolute defending prevented them from creating anything remotely unsafe.

"The players are relaxed and looking forward to the games".

And Loovens, who has two caps for Holland and also played in the Old Firm derby and played against Manchester United in the Champions League during his spell at Celtic - believes playing in last season's final was the biggest match of his career. I think if we are at our best we can win this game. "We don't have to manage the result or something, for me a good result against Wednesday is a win and nothing else".

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