It was a good start to life at Hillsborough for new Sheffield Wednesday manager – as he picked up his first three points since moving to the club over the September international break – albeit his start came at the John Smith’s Stadium as we faced Huddersfield Town.
Both sides had new managers on the day and we had been linked ourselves with Danny Cowley, but thanks to goals from Steven Fletcher and Sam Winnall, Monk had the last laugh as he looked to put Birmingham City disappointment and nonsense behind him.
It was a mixed game in many ways, with the hosts slightly edging it from a statistics point of view, but we did have more efforts overall on the day so few can begrudge us the win.
Reacting to the performance on social media following the game, summer arrival Dominic Iorfa came in for particular praise following his individual showing on the day.
Well played at back today looked in complete control
— Will Healey (@willorwillnot88) September 15, 2019
Outstanding today big fella, man of the match for me, really impressed with you at centre back, very composed. Great win well done & Big shout out too to Fletcher who was terrific.
— mac (@davemac183) September 15, 2019
Keep the effort up and we'll have your backs. Well done today Dominic, top drawer!
— Big Al. (@allanhand) September 15, 2019
Well played mate. You looked solid at the back.
— WAWAW (@nanjayman) September 15, 2019
Should change your first name to Dominant after that performance.
— Mike (@13Mikeyb) September 15, 2019
You did really well, challenged in several situations and came out on top ????
— Waddle's Mullet (@WaddlesMullet) September 15, 2019
Quality performance today big lad ????????????????
— Carlos Shires (@CarlosShires) September 15, 2019
Played well today ???????????? #wawaw
— Mike Rendle ???? (@MikeRendle1) September 15, 2019
Great game today wawaw
— Jane Young (@oggieowl79) September 15, 2019
— mr manhattan (@thelmam46) September 15, 2019
Personally think you pushed Bannan for man of the match
— Steven (@stevenh065) September 15, 2019