It was a quick turnaround in the fixture list for Sheffield Wednesday as Tuesday evening’s fixtures had us back in action at Hillsborough as we faced Stoke City.
Manager Garry Monk was looking to put Cardiff City disappointment behind us as we met with Nathan Jones’ resurgent side, but there was reason for confidence.
It was a tight game, but in restricting them to only one effort on target, we made one of our four count as Massimo Luongo scored his second goal in three games to return all three points as he struck just ahead of the halftime break.
The more critical will point out they had two injuries to deal with inside of the opening 30 minutes and ended the game with ten men when another injury hit after they had made their substitutions, but you can only beat what’s in front of you and we did that.
Speaking to the BBC following the full time whistle, Monk said of our efforts on the night.
“It’s been very similar in the last two games – Cardiff and tonight. Very good in the first half, but making it difficult for ourselves in the second. In both second halves, we could have done better. We could have been better with the ball in those periods. But there are some really good things that have come out of both games. Sometimes you have to dig in, and we’ve done that. The most important thing is that we’ve taken points from both.”