Lee Tomlin rescues late level for Cardiff vs Sheffield Wednesday in Championship conflict
Lee Tomlin salvaged a 1-1 draw for Cardiff and prevented Sheffield Wednesday shifting into the Championship's computerized promotion locations on Friday night time.
The Bluebirds substitute curled dwelling a shocking free-kick as a dominant Owls aspect left Wales with only a single level.
Kadeem Harris appeared to have come again to hang-out Cardiff when he created Julian Borner's first-half objective.
However Tomlin stopped Garry Monk's males from becoming a member of West Brom on the prime of the Championship desk when he curled in his nice set-piece with three minutes remaining.
Monk has been reaping the rewards of Harris' free switch to Sheffield Wednesday from the Welsh capital.
The winger had scored two targets and supplied an help since becoming a member of Wednesday and was out to present his former employers one other reminder of his skills on his return to Cardiff Metropolis Stadium.
Harris despatched an early warning when he fired a half-volley over the crossbar, nonetheless, the Owls winger didn't want a second invitation to grab the initiative at his former dwelling as he created the opener after 19 minutes.
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Barry Bannan laid the ball off to Harris on the angle of the penalty space after his nook was solely half-cleared.
Harris stepped on the accelerator to depart Marlon Pack chasing his shadow and despatched a curling effort in direction of the far publish.
The ball might have been heading for the again of the web, however as Neil Etheridge dived to his left, Borner caught out a leg and diverted the shot away from the Cardiff goalkeeper and into the again of the web.
Steven Fletcher was subsequent to check Etheridge moments later because the guests piled on the strain searching for a second, prompting Neil Warnock to take drastic motion.
The Cardiff boss despatched striker Danny Ward on instead of Leandro Bacuna with solely 34 minutes on the clock.
Monk's males continued to press ahead regardless of Cardiff's early change and bought one other alternative from 20 yards when Sean Morrison tripped Sam Hutchinson.
Harris lined up the free-kick and smacked the angle of the publish and crossbar with a curling effort that had Etheridge crushed.
Cardiff survived till the interval however had been on the back-foot once more after the restart. Some heroic defending from Aden Flint and Morrison ensured the Owls' lead stayed at a single objective, earlier than the hosts lastly began to threaten.
Ward had Cardiff's first shot on track after 70 minutes earlier than Josh Murphy's deflected cross looped over the pinnacle of Cameron Dawson and flashed simply previous the publish.
However the equaliser lastly got here after Tomlin dusted himself off after he was tripped by Massimo Luongo and despatched a curling effort into the nook from 25 yards.
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