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Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Barnsley: Tykes earn point thanks to Harvey Barnes wonder goal

Harvey Barnes scored a superb goal for Barnsley to secure a hard-fought 1-1 draw in the South Yorkshire derby against Sheffield Wednesday in the Sky Bet Championship. Both sides had won only one of their previous five games and they could not be separated as Barnsley ended a run of three straight defeats at Hillsborough. The Owls stay in the bottom half of the table with the result heaping more pressure on boss Carlos Carvalhal. Sheffield Wednesday started the match brightly with more possession and took the lead through Adam…

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Highly-rated midfielder David Brooks commits to Sheffield United

The 20-year-old is now contracted to the Blades for the next four years Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Highly-rated youngster David Brooks has signed a new long-term deal at Sheffield United, the Championship club have announced. The 20-year-old midfielder, linked with moves to Liverpool, Arsenal and Everton, is now contracted to the Blades for the next four years.  Brooks impressed for an England Under-20 side in the Toulon Tournament this summer but earned a first senior international call-up to the Wales squad for their recent World Cup qualifying double-header with Georgia…

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EFL Championship: Sheffield Wednesday seal first home win of the season with 3-1 victory over Nottingham Forest

Sheffield Wednesday recorded their first home win of the season in the Sky Bet Championship by beating Nottingham Forest 3-1. It was 1-1 at the break with Gary Hooper’s opener for Wednesday cancelled out by Ben Osborn before Steven Fletcher and Kieran Lee scored in a seven-minute spell to give the hosts all three points. Wednesday applied strong early pressure with Hooper, Fletcher, Joost van Aken and Lee all threatening inside the opening quarter of an hour. Hooper clipped the ball wide after meeting Jack Hunt’s cross at the near…

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HS2: Route through Sheffield to be announced by ministers

The final route of the Manchester and Leeds branch of HS2 will be announced later, including a decision over its path through Sheffield. Contracts worth £6.6bn will also be awarded for work on the first stretch of the new high speed rail line between London and Birmingham. The transport secretary said HS2 would “drive economic growth and productivity in the North and Midlands”. But critics say the project will damage the environment and is too expensive. The first trains are not expected to run until 2026. The decision over its…

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Newcastle United 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday: Toon stunned by Owls on Boxing Day

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal Monday, December 26, 2016 Sheffield Wednesday boosted their automatic promotion hopes as they served up a shock 1-0 win over Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Boxing Day. The Magpies top the Championship table, but could now be usurped by Brighton, who play Queens Park Rangers on December 27. In a match where Karl Darlow kept Rafa Benitez’s side in the match with a series of stunning saves, the Owls’ winning goal came from an unusual source. Following a Darlow save from Tom Lees,…

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