Burnley 3 Sheffield Wednesday 1: We deserved to win, says Carvalhal

Owls head coach Carlos Carvalhal and Fernando Forestieri at the final whistle
Owls head coach Carlos Carvalhal and Fernando Forestieri at the final whistle
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Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal felt his side was worthy of the three points after defeat to Burnley in the Championship.

After Atdhe Nuhiu cancelled out David Jones’ opener, substitute Matthew Taylor and home debutant Andre Gray earned a 3-1 success over Sheffield Wednesday.

Owls manager Carlos Carvalhal

Owls manager Carlos Carvalhal

Jones curled in a delightful seventh-minute free-kick past Joe Wildsmith. But the Owls drew level when Daniel Pudil found space on the left and delivered a pinpoint 20th-minute cross for Nuhiu to head Wednesday level.

The home side went back ahead on 78 minutes after Gray outfoxed Glenn Loovens and crossed for Taylor to volley home emphatically.

Gray sealed the win in stoppage time after robbing Liam Palmer of possession and cutting inside to finish confidently.

“If you ask me if I’m happy with the draw, probably I would say I’m a little upset with the draw,” Carvalhal said.

“But the reality is that we lost a match that we played very well and we created a lot of chances. I believe everyone in the stadium, in a big period of the second half, was waiting for the second goal of Sheffield Wednesday. But this is football.

“The quality of the game was very good. We missed some chances so we must do better in efficiency and of course we must correct the defensive mistakes that we did and we can’t do these kind of defensive mistakes.

“We started the game very well, the first time that Burnley go to our goal with the free-kick, they score.

“In the second half we played much more offensively in midfield. We missed clear chances to score but in the one or two mistakes that we did, Burnley got the goals.”

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