Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Stockport County (4-1 on pens): Owls keep away from massive scare as Devis Vasquez is penalty hero in Carabao Cup first spherical tie

Devis Vasquez, the Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper on mortgage from AC Milan, marked his debut with two shoot-out saves that embarrassed his new aspect within the Carabao Cup.

Until substitute Tyreeq Bakinson equalized within the 97th minute, it seemed just like the Championship aspect have been on the verge of going out within the first spherical towards League Two opponents.

But the Owls’ fortunate escape was full when Vasquez saved penalties from Paddy Madden and Louie Barry, earlier than Lee Gregory made no mistake from the spot.

More than 2,000 Stockport supporters made the brief journey to Hillsborough and it seemed as if an amazing strike from Madden within the sixteenth minute would ship them house joyful. That opener was little greater than Dave Challinor’s aspect deserved for an brisk begin by which they rapidly gained the higher hand.

With Wednesday camped in their very own space, they failed to choose up Madden, who volleyed Akil Wright’s cross previous Vasquez.

Devis Vasquez (left) is employed from AC Milan at Sheffield Wednesday

The goalkeeper made important penalty saves from Paddy Madden and Louis Barry (above) to safe Wednesday’s place within the subsequent spherical

Stockport needed to defend properly throughout the first half when goalkeeper Ben Hinchliffe dropped a cross from Juan Delgado. Gregory arrange Anthony Musaba from the unfastened ball, just for Ethan Pye to make an ideal block to maintain Stockport’s lead.

Musaba was one among seven summer time signings chosen by new Wednesday boss Xisco Munoz and the house aspect actually made fairly an impression over a bunch of strangers.

Wednesday opened the second half in a extra menacing vogue with Ashley Fletcher carving out area and firing simply large. And extra poor dealing with from Hinchliffe led to a livid battle within the Stockport goalmouth that ended with Bambo Diaby’s shot being deflected large.

In the sixth of seven minutes of stoppage time, Wednesday lastly claimed the equalizer when Bakinson made a sloppy effort. Then Vasquez made it a debut to recollect as his two saves prevented an early exit on Wednesday.