There’s certainly been reason for cheer for Owls fans as Sheffield Wednesday have reacted perfectly to the caretaker appointment of Lee Bullen and we ended 2018 in good form, so today’s New Year’s Day clash against Birmingham City was about continuing that into 2019.
It looked like we weren’t looking back either as a strong start as we welcomed the side to Hillsborough saw Steven Fletcher get on the scoresheet to give us the advantage 18 minutes into the game.
???? LB: We almost got what we deserved at the end. You don’t GPS systems to see how hard the players have worked, you could see it on their faces and the fans appreciated it #swfcLIVE
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) January 1, 2019
Birmingham did level the scores up shortly after the halftime restart but they were the only two goals on the day and Bullen missed out on the opportunity to make it a third win in four, but we are unbeaten during his time in charge so far and plenty of fans would’ve taken that given our form under former manager Jos Luhukay.
Speaking to the BBC after the fulltime whistle was blown, Bullen told the press.
“I think we dominated for about 80 minutes, we had a 10-minute spell in the second half during which we got punished. In the first half I felt we were the team with the legs, the team with the energy, the team with the quality. We’re disappointed with the goal. The reaction to losing that goal I thought was second to none. Credit to Birmingham when you are not playing well the next best thing is to make sure you don’t lose the game.”