Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 (2-4 pens) Huddersfield: Terriers through to EFL Cup second round after heroic goal-keeper Lee Nicholls saves from Massimo Luongo and Liam Palmer in penalty shoot-out
- Huddersfield beat Sheffield Wednesday 4-2 on penalties in the EFL Cup
- The closely-fought match was 0-0 at full time after both teams created chances
- Terriers goal-keeper Lee Nicholls made two saves to help win the shoot-out
Huddersfield beat Sheffield Wednesday 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out to progress to the second round of the Carabao Cup after the game finished goalless in normal time.
The first chance of the game fell to Huddersfield’s Scott High in the 12th minute when his shot from the edge of the area forced a fine save from Bailey Peacock-Farrell.
Lewis O’Brien had another chance for the visitors after dispossessing Dennis Adeniran, firing a low shot which was well saved by Peacock-Farrell to his left.
Huddersfield beat Sheffield Wednesday in the EFL Cup first round, winning 4-2 on penalties
Terriers goal-keeper Lee Nicholls was the hero after he made two crucial saves in the shoot-out
Wednesday battled hard throughout the match but missed two penalties to lose the game
A 20-yard shot from Adeniran was comfortably saved by Lee Nicholls.
Huddersfield threatened again when Levi Colwill’s header went just wide and a Danny Ward header was comfortably saved by Peacock-Farrell.
At the other end, a low shot from Callum Paterson was straight at Nicholls.
As the visitors continued to threaten, a chip from Duane Holmes went over the bar, Ward’s deflected shot hit the side-netting and Peacock-Farrell saved an effort from Holmes.
Wednesday’s Liam Palmer walks away dejected after seeing his penalty saved in the match
Duane Holmes (left) fired wide from a decent opportunity to put Huddersfield in front
When Sorba Thomas found himself through on goal, Barry Bannan raced back to make a vital challenge.
In stoppage time, Huddersfield substitute Jordan Rhodes’ goal-bound header was cleared by Sam Hutchinson and the former Owls striker also headed wide.
Nicholls was the hero for Huddersfield in the shoot-out, saving spot-kicks from Massimo Luongo and Liam Palmer.