Sheffield Wednesday went into today’s Championship trip to Deepdale looking to continue our far improved form under Steve Bruce as we faced off against Preston North End.
It was a bright start from the hosts though and they had advantage nine minutes into the game, and a credited Tom Lees own goal just after the halfhour mark saw them go in at the break 2-0 to the good.
Barry Bannan responded quickly in the second half, but just after the hour, they had restored their two goal advantage but we were still in the match.
Inside of the final 15 minutes we completed the comeback and in some style with Fernando Forestieri and Atdhe Nuhiu making it 3-3 and we arguably would’ve gone on to win the game and take all three points but with ten minutes remaining, Dominic Iorfa saw himself shown a straight red card to reduce us to ten men.
So 3-3 was how it finished.
Speaking to the BBC following the game, Bruce said of the match.
“We were just awful in the first half, but in the second we were a different team altogether. We started to play to our strengths more, and to be honest I think we could have gone on and won it. It was a great advert for Championship football. There were two teams of genuine, honest players out there. I think we’ve lost two in 19 games, and in anyone’s book I think that’s quite a turnaround. At the end of the season we’ll probably end up three or four points short (play-offs), and that’s a terrific effort considering where we were.”