With a fantastic victory over Middlesbrough in our last game, Sheffield Wednesday were back in Championship action this evening and we were looking for another three points against Hull City.
Manager Garry Monk was looking to extend his good start to life at Hillsborough with victory at the KCOM Stadium as we slowly head towards another pointless international break.
The opening 45 minutes were tight and scrappy, and at the break we were the only side to actually register an effort on target – so presumably the second period could only get better.
Sadly, it didn’t – although we had greater attempts once again – and Hull took the lead with just under 20 minutes remaining on the clock, predictably with their first effort on target.
Unfortunately, we were unable to respond so come the final whistle they took all three points in a narrow 1-0 victory.
Speaking to the BBC following the end of the game, Monk seemed less concerned immediately with our efforts on the night, and more focused on what he felt was a stonewall penalty in the game.
“Clear cut, 100 per cent, I knew that at the time. Ref’s in a good position, linesman’s in a good position, the fourth official’s in a good position, somehow they don’t get it. We have to live with that. Of course it’s frustrating. It’s clear cut, not even close. Of course you expect at this level to be given those decisions, but it’s done now and we can’t do anything about it.”