This was two points lost, says Car­val­hal

BUR­TON AL­BION 1 SH­EFFIELD WED­NES­DAY 1 CHAM­PI­ONSHIP

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

SH­EFFIELD Wed­nes­day’s head coach Car­los Car­val­hal was left frus­trated as his side sur­ren­dered two points to a late strike by Bur­ton Al­bion’s new sign­ing Joe Ma­son.

Just 31 sec­onds af­ter go­ing on as a sub­sti­tute Ma­son, who joined the Brew­ers on loan from Wolves last Wed­nes­day, spun sharply in the box to smash home past sub­sti­tute Wed­nes­day goal­keeper Joe Wild­smith and give the Brew­ers a de­served point.

Gary Hooper had started and fin­ished a 36th-minute coun­ter­at­tack to give Wed­nes­day the lead slightly against the run of play

“It is two points lost in my opinion,” said Owls boss Car­val­hal.

“We did a com­pact, solid per­for­mance. My play­ers ran and fought a lot and we did just as we did at Ful­ham last week. We got one goal there and one goal here.

“We had a sec­ond ‘goal’, but it was off­side so we have to ac­cept that. Sec­ond half we con­trolled the game, but could not get that sec­ond goal.

“We stopped Bur­ton from play­ing so much in the sec­ond half, so it is frus­trat­ing we could not get the win that we came here for.”

Bur­ton man­ager Nigel Clough saw his side ex­tend their un­beaten run in all com­pe­ti­tions to three matches and they go into the in­ter­na­tional break in good spir­its.

“It’s been a bril­liant eight days for us. To lose your first three games and then get four points and a cup win is bril­liant stuff,” he said.

“If you go into the in­ter­na­tional break on a loss, it af­fects the whole two weeks.

“Ev­ery­one goes into it on a downer, but we are on a three­game un­beaten run and we have a (League Cup) game against (hold­ers) Manch­ester United to look for­ward to in a cou­ple of weeks, so ev­ery­one will be on a high and so they should be.”

For the sec­ond game run­ning Al­bion had to come from be­hind. Clough was un­will­ing to take the credit for the in­spired de­ci­sion to send on Ma­son, but was pleased to be able to turn to such a player.

He said: “It’s nice hav­ing a goalscorer on the bench, some­body you know you can bring on and is ca­pa­ble of get­ting you a goal.

“It was pure in­stinct, his fin­ish, some­thing that no­body can teach or coach.”

PIC­TURE: STEVE EL­LIS

WELL DONE: Sh­effield Wed­nes­day’s Gary Hooper, right, is con­grat­u­lated af­ter scor­ing against Bur­ton Al­bion.

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