A bottle of Sol for Warnock’s boys
Archer; McLaughlin, Webster, Hutchinson, Meredith; Wallace (Tunnicliffe 90th), Williams, Saville, O’Brien (Ferguson 81st); Onyedinma (Cooper 90th), Morison can’t believe that you’ve thrown those points away.”
It is now two points from an available nine for a Cardiff side who slipped to second place in midweek following a first defeat of the season at Preston.
There looked to be a clear hangover from that setback as the Bluebirds were slow to settle here.
Wednesday, on the other hand, looked confident from the start when Steven Fletcher fired over in the fifth minute and Tom Lees headed Kieran Lee’s corner just wide.
Lee also featured at the other end as he put his body on the line to make a couple of outstanding blocks.
Cardiff were restricted to long-range efforts which posed little trouble to Keiren Westwood in the Owls’ goal. The keeper did not have to LEEDS: Wiedwald; Ayling, Shaughnessy, Jansson, Anita; Phillips, O’Kane, Alioski (Roofe 45th), Saiz (Grot 72nd), Hernandez (Dallas 45th), Lasogga move to gather efforts from Aron Gunnarsson and Kenneth Zohore and Wednesday’s superiority was rewarded close to half-time.
Adam Reach found space down the left side to deliver a cross on to the head of Hooper, who made no mistake after losing his marker Sean Morrison.
Cardiff were looking for a fast start to the second half – but they fell almost further behind when Lee Peltier sliced Lee’s corner past his own goal.
They finally managed to build some momentum when Mendez-Laing cut inside on to right foot to unleash a ferocious shot which Barry Bannan deflected over.
Gunnarsson headed inches wide from the resulting corner.
Hoilett was then denied by Westwood after Morrison had flicked on a long throw to the far Felix Wiedwald T Robinson post before Mendez-Laing twice went down in the area in the hope of winning a penalty.
Wednesday lifted the siege and Fletcher should have scored before he was made to pay for that miss when Bamba pounced from a yard out.
Owls chief Carlos Carvalhal said: “We are disappointed because we lose two points, we scored one goal and I thought we could achieve a second one.
“We had the best opportunity to kill it with Fletcher and at that moment we must finish the game.”
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