With the arrival of manager Steve Bruce nearing, Sheffield Wednesday were looking to bounce back to winning ways in today’s Championship clash with Wigan Athletic.
Following defeat in the last match, we welcomed Wigan to Hillsborough for today’s tie and the aim was to try and take our ninth victory of the season.
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) January 19, 2019
After a goalless opening 45 minutes, Wednesday finally made their chances on the day count as Steven Fletcher found the back of the net with a stunning effort just after the hour mark to give us a 1-0 lead.
We went on to take the clean sheet and the three points though and I think given the number of chances we created on the day, and the time we tested their goalkeeper, the only real disappointment was that maybe the scoreline didn’t reflect the match.
Speaking to the BBC following the fulltime whistle to give his immediate post-game thoughts, caretaker gaffer Steve Agnew explained.
“I’m really pleased with the result, it was three points that we needed and on the balance of play we deserved to win by more than one goal. I said at half-time that I thought we were the better team without having had too much of a threat on goal, but then we upped our game a touch. We pressed high, we worked them. I can’t remember too many times that Keiren [Westwood] had much to do.”