Having slipped up against Hull City at the KCOM Stadium in our midweek clash, Sheffield Wednesday were looking to get back to winning ways this weekend as we welcomed Wigan Athletic to Hillsborough earlier today.
After a goalless first half, we managed to do just that as Mass Luongo’s second half effort just ahead of the hour mark was enough to separate both sides come the full time whistle.
We did better dominate on the day although chances were few and far between, but returning to the side, Steven Fletcher did get the ball in the back of the net late on, but that was ruled out for offside.
1-0 was enough to take the win and all three points and ultimately, that’s all that mattered.
Speaking to the BBC following the full time whistle, manager Garry Monk said of our efforts this afternoon.
“Obviously, overall the most important bit was to make sure we went into the international break with a win. We deserved those three points today. I thought, structurally we dealt with the game really well. The defenders were much more assertive in the second half, in terms of wining headers, our tackles and our clearances. We controlled the game enough to give us that lead and we did well and saw the game out. The most important bit is another three points and a clean sheet going into the international break.”