Match report: Cardiff 1-1 Sheff Wed

The EFL Championship returned from the international break on Friday night as Cardiff City and Sheffield Wednesday played out a 1-1 draw in the Welsh capital.

Lee Tomlin scored a late free kick to maintain the host’s unbeaten home run in the league.

Victory for Sheffield Wednesday would have moved them into second place ahead of the weekend’s games before they were pegged back four minutes from time.

German summer signing from Arminia Bielefeld, Julian Borner gave the Owls a 19th-minute goal when he volleyed home from a Kadeem Harris cross.

The visitors were well on top in the first half before Neil Warnock’s side put pressure on them after the break.

Former Cardiff player Kadeem Harris looked keen to score against his old club, firing narrowly over early on. Julian Borner had headed a chance over the bar before he opened the scoring, and Steve Fletcher saw an effort parried away by Neil Etheridge in the Cardiff goal at 0-0.

Harris hit the bar with a free kick for Sheffield Wednesday, and it was a free kick from which Lee Tomlin equalised for Cardiff. Centre-back Aden Flint appeared to be standing in an offside position and distracting Wednesday goalkeeper Cameron Dawson, but the officials allowed the equaliser to stand.

Cardiff came close to snatching all three points in stoppage time but Gavin Whyte saw his effort denied by Dawson.

The draw leaves the Bluebirds three points outside the playoff places with the rest of the division to play over tomorrow and Sunday, whilst Sheffield Wednesday are up into sixth for the time being.