Vital Report: Sheffield Wednesday 1 Cardiff 1
Russell Slade went into the game against Sheffield Wednesday with "the backing" of the board but as much as the Cardiff manager might have seen pressure, and there is pressure on him, eased a little after a draw at Hillsborough it wouldn't have eased it too much would it?
After four straight defeats a 1-1 draw was a welcome way to end this run, I wonder if "looking up" is still what is happening with the Bluebirds though as we've got to seriously be aware of what's going on behind us!
Simon Moore, perhaps playing his last game before David Marshall is able to return, pulled off an early save to keep out Chris Maguire's effort in the first minute with the lead given to us by our top goalscorer Kenwyne Jones when he headed past Keiren Westwood from a Scott Malone cross a few minutes later.
Deadline day signing, Eoin Doyle, was brought to Cardiff to score the goals that he had been doing so frequently for Chesterfield this season and he twice went close to marking his Bluebirds debut with a goal, the second effort being kept out by Westwood to keep Sheffield Wednesday, at that stage, in the game.
Sheffield Wednesday had chances though, either side of half time, with Maguire threatening again before Stevie May went closest of all just after the break. Jose Semedo set May away, he beat Moore but his effort his the post. Bruno Manga did enough to block another May effort to keep our lead intact.
The pressure was growing but as these chances weren't taken, Sam Hutchinson putting another good chance over the bar from close range, maybe it was going to be our day with a much needed win secured? Then again, perhaps not!
An alledged push on Sergiu Bus by Matthew Connolly gave Sheffield Wednesday a penalty with 15 minutes to play, Man United loanee Will Keane stepped up and he made no mistake to convert the equaliser.
Moore made sure that Sheffield Wednesday didn't then get more as he saved well from Lewis McGugan and then kept out a Tom Lees header from close range to make sure the point we got didn't turn into another defeat.
A draw would have been taken, away from home, before the game and the pressure we came under at times could make this an important point for not only us but also Slade.