Caretaker Lee Bullen is making himself even more of a fan favourite at Sheffield Wednesday as in today’s Boxing Day clash at the Riverside Stadium, we took all three points from Middlesbrough.
Wednesday remain managerless but Bullen has now overseen two straight victories from the dugout and the points today came courtesy of another Adam Reach effort – we took our advantage 20 minutes into the game and in protecting the clean sheet, despite what Tony Pulis’ side threw at us, we now move into 16th place in the Championship table and things are looking a little more rosy than they did even a week ago.
We are now nine points clear of the relegation zone.
Understandably and as you’d probably expect, the hosts edged the statistics in the game and created far more opportunities in total, but with us only getting two efforts on target across the 90, we restricted them to only three and that was the difference as Bullen told the BBC at the fulltime whistle.
“The first 10 minutes were tough, the next 35 were splendid after a change in formation and we deserved to go in front, and the second half was very dogged. We had to stand up to a bit of an onslaught, but the discipline, communication levels and understanding of what we wanted were fantastic. Considering Middlesbrough had so much pressure on us, I can’t remember Keiren Westwood having a real save to make.”
???? LB: Against Preston we were patient and got our just rewards in the end and it was a similar story today.
It was a great finish from Adam Reach and fantastic ball from Barry Bannan #swfcLIVE
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) December 26, 2018