Sheffield Wednesday: Carlos Carvalhal happy with performance but not result in 1-1 draw at Fulham
Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal admitted that while he wasn't happy with the result, he was pleased by the reaction from his players in their 1-1 draw with Fulham at Craven Cottage.
Coming after a 2-1 to defeat to Ipswich two weeks ago, Wednesday needed to show a marked improvement in their performance and traveling supporters at least saw that.
The Owls went in front after a fine goal from Fernando Forestieri after a great build-up involving Barry Bannan and Gary Hooper.
However, Scott Malone equalised for the Cottagers in injury time to claim a deserved point.
"We performed very well," said Carvalhal. "Their team are in good shape, had won the last game 5-0 here and were in good momentum.
"We scored one goal and probably should have killed the game.
"We expected Fulham to press in the second half. In counter-attack we could have killed the game.
"We are not happy with the scoreline, we deserved more. We felt we achieved one point but lost two.
"I'm very happy with the team and the personality we showed. The Fulham fans will realise just how tough a team Sheffield Wednesday are.
"The team performed very well. I felt most of them hit their best level. I said Fernando was back before the game as I know my players. Fernando is a player we need like this and the real Fernando like last season."
Wednesday suffered injury to Gary Hooper, who was forced off in the second half after taking a tumble by the sideline.
"Hooper will have a scan, let's see, it seems like a muscular problem but we will analyse him," added Carvalhal. "We don't know at the moment."