Sheffield Wednesday: Best and last word for Owls

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Owls boss Stuart Gray has praised Leon Best for bouncing back from his miss at Doncaster to score a “fantastic” winner against Brighton.

The striker’s 90th minute goal was his fourth for the club and came after he hit a first-class one against QPR last week.

Gray thought last night’s game was heading towards a draw; he was reasonably pleased with the way the Owls combated promotion contenders in midfield but felt the final ball was lacking.

He said: “Kirky’s pulled off a fantastic save, one-on-one, then Afobe went through and their keeper saved one-on-one. You just think it’s going to be one of those games where it’s 0-0.

“But credit to Leon Best because he’s up there on his own against two quality centre halves in Greer and Upson. They’re barging him and bumping him. His ball retention was excellent.

“I’m pleased for him, because on the back of the Doncaster game when he missed a good chance to give us the lead, he’s just shown the qualities he’s got.

“To pick the ball up in the 90th minute, run at them and pick out the shot was fantastic for him, fantastic for us, a great three points.”