The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

Abel Her­nan­dez has trav­elled some 14,000 miles this week to play for his coun­try but his blis­ter­ing form meant Steve Bruce could not let him rest.

The de­ci­sion to start the Uruguayan proved a sound one as he scored his sixth goal in nine matches to earn the Tigers a valu­able point against a Sh­effield Wed­nes­day side also en­joy­ing good form. Car­los Car­val­hal’s hosts are now un­beaten in their last six in all com­pe­ti­tions and, af­ter Fer­nando Forestieri’s open­ing goal af­ter 28 min­utes, had chances to kill off their vis­i­tors but a point apiece was about right. Both sets of fans ended the af­ter­noon with some­thing to cheer, bask­ing in the mis­for­tune of referee Keith Stroud, who hob­bled off the pitch in stop­page time af­ter wan­der­ing into the path of City for­ward Chuba Akpom at full speed.

Akpom had a real im­pact on the game as a whole as he proved to be the cat­a­lyst for City’s turn­around and the vis­i­tors could have won it late on.

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