Sheffield Wednesday 2 Hartlepool Utd 2: Sweeney swoops late to shatter Owls

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Antony Sweeney salvaged a late League One draw for plucky Hartlepool United as they held promotion chasing Sheffield Wednesday to a 2-2 draw at Hillsborough today, writes Craig Hope.

The hosts had managed to claw themselves in front thanks to goals from Jermaine Johnson and Gary Madine after Peter Hartley had headed Pools into a 47th-minute lead.

But Sweeney struck three minutes from time when he sent a stupendous 25-yard lob beyond a helpless Nicky Weaver to extend the visitors’ unbeaten run to three matches under new boss Neale Cooper.

* Full report in tonight’s Football Echo