Following on from last weekend’s late draw with Fulham at Hillsborough, new Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk was looking to get back to winning ways on Saturday as we made the trip to the Riverside Stadium to face Middlesbrough.
It turned into a good return for our gaffer as we were out the blocks quickly and having opened the scoring through an own goal, Dominic Iorfa had given us a 2-0 advantage six minutes in. Although Middlesbrough made it 2-1 just ahead of the 20 minute mark, we had added to our tally with Adam Reach and Steven Fletcher finding the back of the net to make it 4-1 going into the half time break.
The second 45 was a duller affair and neither side could add to their goal account, but three points and a good 4-1 win can’t be argued with.
Speaking to the BBC following the final whistle being blown, Monk said of the performance on the day.
“Especially in the first half we showed how devastating we can be. Midweek against Everton we didn’t take our opportunities, but today we were ruthless and clinical. Because it’s such a lead you know what’s going to happen, we knew they would come out and fight and make it difficult. I thought overall we controlled that fightback and to score four goals away from home is very pleasing.”