Sheffield Wednesday reaction: Disappointed Carvalhal rues costly Steven Fletcher miss

Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal
Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal
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Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal felt his side deserved more than just a point after Cardiff City scored stoppage time equaliser.

Gary Hooper's 39th-minute header - the striker scoring in four successive league games for the first time since February 2008 - looked like handing Wednesday a rare victory in the Welsh capital.

Carlos Carvalhal and Neil Warnock share a joke before kick-off

Carlos Carvalhal and Neil Warnock share a joke before kick-off

But Sol Bamba secured a 1-1 draw in the fourth minute of time added on when Keiren Westwood pushed out Lee Tomlin's free-kick and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing drove the rebound across goal.

Steven Fletcher was guilty of missing a golden opportunity to double Wednesday's lead in the second half.

Wednesday have now not won on any of their previous eight visits to Cardiff, a run stretching back to April 2007. And

And Carvalhal said: "Before the game most of the teams in the Championship will say a draw in Cardiff is good and not a bad result.

"But we are disappointed because we lose two points, we scored one goal and I thought we could achieve a second one.

"We had the best opportunity to kill it with Fletcher and at that moment we must finish the game.

"I am still waiting to win a game in the last minute because we have had four draws now - and we have played better than the opponents in all of them."

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock praised his players for their "never-say-die attitude" after Bamba's stoppage-time equaliser.

"Both Sheffield Wednesday and ourselves are two of the better sides in the league," Warnock said.

"They have the purists and we have the never-say-die attitude and some good players as well.

"It's like winning a game, I've been on the other end of games like that and you're distraught that you can't believe you've thrown points away.

"But I thought we deserved it in the second half, we had 12 efforts to their two."