Birmingham City 0 v Sheffield Wednesday 1 RECAP: Garry Monk on Aden Flint, penalty shouts and three points

Hello and a very warm welcome to The Star’s bells-and-whistles coverage of this afternoon’s trip to Birmingham City’s St Andrews as Sheffield Wednesday aim to return from the international break in sparkling fashion.

By Alex Miller
Saturday, 17th October 2020, 6:09 pm

I’m Alex Miller and I’ll be with you throughout the day to deliver build-up, action and reaction from the afternoon’s events. Our man Joe Crann is in the Midlands ready to offer insight from the ground. It’s all going on.

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We deserved it. We dominated the game defensively and we didn’t let them get into any stride.

We created a number of threats and chances, the only thing was we didn’t take more of them. Those last few minutes, Birmingham were throwing everything at us, we stood up and were counted.

We got what we deserved for that performance.

Reaction from Matt Summerhill..

Thought the effort and workrate today was spot on. From front to back we chased every lost cause, headed everything thrown at us and despite the usual last 10 minute wobble looked very secure.

The front two never stopped running, really like to see that. Also worth pointing out that Kachunga more than did his bit supporting. He is better than I expected, I must admit.

Massimo has been a tremendous signing, thought he was the heartbeat of the team today. Love the way he plays the game, he is a very clever footballer and my MOM today.

Gaffer and his staff deserve credit for today, set up well, organised, effort and energy. More of that week in, week out and we will be absolutely fine.

Wednesday play, Wednesday play well, Wednesday come under pressure late, Wednesday win.

It’s not something we’re necessarily used to, but my word that was almost fun. A fine second half display from Barry Bannan was the highlight for me - he just loves doing bits at Birmingham - along with a late block from Joost van Aken that personifies the effort he’s put in over the past few weeks.

I’m not sure the momentum and class of parts of that display can be overstated. So, so important to get up and rolling early doors after that break.

On to the next one - AM.

Here’s what our guest bloggers made of today’s win

Phew... and breath. Very much enjoyed that one, a much better display from Wednesday. Personally, I think that Barry Bannan inspired the Owls to hold on at the end, a real captain's performance. Moving the Owls to -4, I have a real feeling with some winnable fixtures coming up, the herd really isn't out of sight. It's been a pleasure contributing to the blog, onto Brentford on Wednesday.

Will Lowley

Thank goodness, enough said. Great performance until the last 15 minutes where we’ve done what Wednesday do, incredibly important three points that. Should’ve scored 4 but I’ll settle for the 1.

Ben Woodcock

Excellent win that. Dominated for 70 minutes. Legs were gone at that point and we let Brum have too many opportunities. Need to finish games off when on top. But really good performance overall. Massive performance by Massimo Luongo. 8 points from 15 is a great start. Keep that up and we will be OK.

Steve, WOTMT

Phew! Wednesday weather late pressure from the hosts to record their second win of the season - and thoroughly deserved it was too, courtesy of Barry Bannan’s penalty just after half-time.

So, what does that mean? Well, of course it means the Owl are now on MINUS FOUR!!! UTO

Goal . . . but offside (thankfully)

Birmingham have it in the net. Hogan flicks in. But it’s offside. He’s was miles offside to be fair.

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