What surprised Tom Lees about Sheffield Wednesday's 3-0 win over Reading FC

Reading came to Hillsborough on Saturday still very much unsure whether they will be playing Championship football next season.

Sunday, 22nd April 2018, 6:40 pm
Updated Sunday, 22nd April 2018, 6:46 pm
Sheffield Wednesday captain Tom Lees directs the defence against Reading

But you wouldn't really know it.

There was a real lack of intensity in the Royals team, bearing in mind they are now only five points outside of the bottom three and with third-from-bottom Barnsley having a game in hand.

For most of Sheffield Wednesday's eventual 3-0 victory, it was a walk in the park for the Owls, who were dominant for the vast majority of the game.

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That's how defender Tom Lees saw it, too, with the Wednesday skipper somewhat surprised by how comfortable he and his colleagues had it at the back.

Though, Lees says Jos Luhukay's team deserve credit for not allowing Reading the opportunity to get a foothold on the game.

"I was (surprised) to be honest," said Lees. "I didn't see it coming. I thought they'd offer more of a threat and a fight. I thought we looked like the team who had more to play for. That's credit to us, we've done it and not really give them a sniff."

It was another clean sheet for Wednesday, which coming off the back of one at Hull City last week, was something that Lees was particularly happy about.

"It's something we needed to do more, so I'm pleased," he added. "Hull had been free-scoring, they scored five again today (in a 5-5 draw with Bristol City). That was a pleasing one and then again today. It was not an easy task, they have some quick players up front but we limited them."