Sheffield Wednesday were looking to get back to winning ways under manager Steve Bruce after a couple of recent wobbles but Easter Monday’s clash with Bristol City was always going to be a tough affair at Hillsborough given the form they are in.
With our outside Play-Off hopes now completely over, the aim is to end the campaign strongly and take some momentum into what is going to be a massive summer for the club.
The players did just that as a 17th minute effort from midfielder Barry Bannan opened the scoring and gave us the advantage before providing the assist for Lucas Joao to make it 2-0 six minutes before the half time break.
Although we couldn’t add to the scoreline, we saw the second half out reasonably comfortably and kept the clean sheet, but fans will again be ruing the decision to not appoint Bruce earlier as we are still only four points from the top six.
Speaking to the BBC following the end of the game, Bruce said of the match.
“I couldn’t wish for anything more from them. There were a lot of tired bodies. We had a few mistakes towards the end but overall, I was able to make changes and freshen the side up and it paid off. I don’t think you’re going to get a couple of goals as good as that in any league so I’m obviously very pleased. In the first half we looked a very decent team. The second half became a bit pedestrian and Bristol City were throwing themselves at us.”