Garry Monk fumes at 'clear penalty' on Josh Windass in Sheffield Wednesday's 0-0 draw with Watford

Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk has joined Josh Windass in expressing his frustration at not being awarded what he described as a ‘clear penalty’ in their 0-0 draw with Watford.

By Alex Miller
Saturday, 19th September 2020, 6:11 pm

Windass was brought down by Hornets defender Christian Kabasele midway through a first half Wednesday dominated. An speaking to the media following the goalless draw, Monk outlined it as a key moment in a tightly-fought contest.

The Owls forward took to social media soon after the match to make clear he thought it was a ‘stonewall penalty’. Referee Jarred Gillett was in charge of two Wednesday matches last season, sending Owls players off on both occasions.

Asked whether he had spoken to the referee to discuss why the foul wasn’t given, Monk said: “Zero point. There is zero point in asking that question.

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“In the first half we had a couple of chances we should’ve capitalised on, two set plays with clear headers and we should be scoring one of them and a clear penalty.

“We knew at the time and we’ve just watched it again, it was a clear penalty and we don’t get it.”

Monk’s side tired in a second half that saw Watford grow into the clash, but the Wednesday manager made clear he was relatively happy with another point and a clean sheet against one of the division’s most fancied outfits.

The Owls did have second half chances, though, a late Izzy Brown header among the better chances in the match.

The result extends Wednesday’s unbeaten run this season to four and is their fourth clean sheet on the bounce. Cameron Dawson made two impressive second half saves to keep the run intact.

“In the second half they came on stronger probably, but we were playing against a good side,” Monk said. “Often in the Championship you’re not going to have it all your own way.

“Second half we didn’t show enough composure as what we did in the first half with the ball, but no team is going to give you the right to do that in the second half.

“Overall, it’s another clean sheet, every point is vital, but we wanted to win the game, we had the opportunities but we stuck at it.”

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