How Darren Moore saw Ben Gibson's possible red card challenge on Josh Windass in Sheffield Wednesday's defeat to Norwich City

It was the challenge that resulted in the free kick that gave Sheffield Wednesday the lead against table-topping Norwich City.

By Alex Miller
Sunday, 14th March 2021, 7:00 pm

But it was one that left Sheffield Wednesday supporters wondering if they should have taken a man advantage into the bulk of the game after Canaries defender Ben Gibson cynically brought down Josh Windass and risked a red card.

Windass was through on goal but had Norwich defenders around him. Gibson was shown only a yellow card and Jordan Rhodes scored soon after the resultant free-kick, but Norwich’s class shone through in the end, with Teemu Pukki and Todd Cantwell releasing individual moments of quality to consign the Owls to a seventh-consecutive defeat.

Asked about the challenge after the game and whether he felt Gibson should have seen red, Wednesday boss Darren Moore said: “I’d have to have another look at it. I don’t know if there was another advancing defender coming round.

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Darren Moore said that on first sight he felt Ben Gibson's foul on Josh Windass may have been 50/50 on whether it was a red card challenge.

“It was the move and the opportunity that we fashioned to get in behind them. That’s what we worked on, trying to fashion a typical move like that to get in behind them.

“It worked a treat and if Josh had been able to pull it down and continue maybe he would have been able to get away a shot at goal, so we have to look at it as 50/50 in terms of that [whether it was a red card], but I’ve not seen it back.”

Wednesday, who were the better team in the first half and showed huge improvements in their play, remain seven points adrift of the Championship safety spots.

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