Sheffield Wednesday 3 Brighton 1: Jones not getting carried away by revival

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Sheffield Wednesday beat Brighton at Hillsborough in the Championship in a feisty encounter,

Owls manager Dave Jones was forced to change the side which won last week at Charlton as Reda Johnson was missing with injury.

But there were home debuts for striker Leroy Lita and Danny Pugh, the latter slotting in at left-back, with the returning Jeremy Helan back in midfield.

The Owls tooks the lead on five minutes, Michail Antonio crossing and Lita netting for his second goal in as many games.

Things got worse for Brighton when Ashley Barnes was shown a straight red card for a foul on Kieran Lee and from the resulting Danny Pugh free kick the Owls went 2-0 up.

Andrea Orlandi pulled a goal back for Brighton on 53 minutes, but Michail Antonio tapped in a corner to instantly restore the two-goal advantage for the hosts.

Owls boss Dave Jones was sent to the stands in the second half after a bust-up involving the Brighton bench.

Jones insists his players will be keeping their feet firmly on the ground despite their revival.

Jones’s side overcame the ten-man Seagulls to take their recent record to six wins, two draws and just one defeat in the last nine games.

He said: “We won’t be getting too carried away, we’ll be keeping our feet on the ground because that’s the only way you can be.

“You can’t get too down when you are losing games and you can’t get too up when you are winning them.

“You have to stay grounded, keep focused and keep on working hard, which is what we are doing.”