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Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs: All square after the first legs

14 May 2017

Fulham and Reading drew 1-1 on Saturday before Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday shared a stalemate on Sunday afternoon in the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Semi-Final first legs.

After a nervy first half, the game at Craven Cottage on Saturday evening opened up when Reading's Jordan Obita fired across goal and into the bottom corner to open the scoring. 

But, just 12 minutes later, Slavisa Jokanovic's men were level. Scott Malone broke down the left side and saw his cross parried by Ali Al-Habsi into the path of skipper Tom Cairney, who fired home.

Royals captain Paul McShane was shown a red card with 10 minutes left to play, but his side managed to hold on for the draw going into Tuesday night's second leg at the Madejski Stadium.

Then, on Sunday, Huddersfield and Wednesday met at the John Smith's Stadium, drawing 0-0.

Chances were limited in the extremely tight affair but the Terriers' Izzy Brown came closest to breaking the deadlock when his first-half mishit kissed the top of the crossbar.

The goalless draw means it's winner takes all in Wednesday night's second leg at Hillsborough.

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