Sheffield Wednesday welcomed Aston Villa to Hillsborough earlier this afternoon for our latest Championship clash.
With Brucie’s Villa background, it certainly added to the game but all important for both sides were their own Play-Off promotion hopes, and although ours were more of an outside chance, everyone wanted to see them remain alive and see Bruce take all three points off his former side.
Striker Gary Hooper gave us the best possible start, opening the scoring seven minutes into the tie but the visitors were level in the 22nd minute.
It was a tight match and we threw what we could at them, but in stoppage-time they scored twice to steal all three points and travel back with the win.
Bruce’s lengthy unbeaten run comes to a disappointing end against his former side, and he would’ve relished the win.
Speaking to the BBC after the final ball had been kicked, Bruce said of the game.
“We’re all going home disappointed. Sometimes in football you don’t get what you deserve and that was the case today. The way we played, the way we went about it I couldn’t have asked for anything more. They played fantastically well, we’ve missed a big opportunity, we missed that penalty, but it’s not our day. Sometimes when you’re going for the play-offs it’s not about how you play it’s about the results and Aston Villa go home today knowing they got that result but were very fortunate.”