FIVE things we learned from Sheffield Wednesday 1 Brighton 2

A frustrated Steven Fletcher
A frustrated Steven Fletcher
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So the excellent home record went out the window after Sheffield Wednesday's 2-1 defeat to Brighton, but what did we learn?

Well, probably not much we didn't already know but here's Chris Holt sounding like a broken record with FIVE things from the Owls's loss to Chris Hughton's men.

We're still yet to really see the best of Adam Reach

We're still yet to really see the best of Adam Reach

No shame in this defeat

Unlike the previous two in the league this season, Wednesday fans can have few complaints. Brighton were the better team on the day and there's a strong argument to suggest they're the better team on any day. At the back they were almost impenetrable while their midfield has an excellent mix of strength and guile and in Anthony Knockaert one of the best players in the division.

Any chance of scoring first and holding on to the lead?

It's remarkable how often Wednesday are leaving themselves chasing the game by going a goal down, so much so that's it's almost becoming a running joke. The warnings were clear that they can't continue to give teams a head start because eventually you come up against a team who are better, with the greatest respect, than Brentford, Wigan and Bristol City. Brighton were very much one of those.

One clean sheet could be just what they need

The defence is consistently conceding goals in a manner which hasn't been seen since the early days of Stuart Gray's reign. It hasn't been helped by a lack of stability which was the cornerstone of their impressive form at the back last season and indeed the one before. The back four is changing too often, some of those changes are forced to be fair, but Carlos Carvalhal could do with a fully-fit defence and when he does, stick with it for a while. A settled team is needed to re-build confidence

Adam Reach is very unfortunate

Just when we thought we were going to see the winger back in his preferred position, Daniel Pudil gets injured again and Reach reverts to left back. It's a shame that we have only seen glimpses of his unquestionable ability and hopefully Pudil will be fit by the time the next game comes around so we get to see Reach where he can make the most impact.

This is a welcome break

The international break splits opinion. Some players want to keep playing; if they've lost they want to get back into action to put it right and if they're winning they want to keep the momentum going. This one suits Wednesday in my opinion. There's a lot not quite going right for the Owls at the minute and they could do with taking a bit of time on the training ground to fine tune some aspects of their game. It's been a busy month since the last stop in league action and a step back may do them the world of good.