“I don’t want to say…” – Here’s what Aitor Karanka said when asked about Sheffield Wednesday’s penalty against Birmingham City
Sheffield Wednesday were the better team at St. Andrews on Saturday afternoon, but it took a penalty for them to break the deadlock and pick up three points against Birmingham City.
It was Adam Clayton who brought down Callum Paterson before Barry Bannan fired home what proved to be the winner, with plenty of complaints from the hosts who felt hard done to by referee Peter Bankes.
And while the visitors were pleased to get the spot kick after feeling like they’d been denied one in the first half, Brum boss, Aitor Karanka, is more worried about the mistakes that led to defeat rather than the penalty decision.
Speaking to the media after the game, Karanka said, “I don’t know… I don’t want to say, or complain, because for me it would be easy to go home thinking it wasn’t a penalty or that we should have scored one or two goals, but we need to know what we’ve done badly, and why we’ve made the mistakes.”
Bannan, who spent many years at Aston Villa, will have no doubt enjoyed the goal against the Blues from a personal perspective – especially with it being the second time he’s scored past them this year.
The win took the Owls to -4 points as they continue to chip away at their 12-point deficit, and Garry Monk will have been delighted with the fact that they were able to withstand late pressure and get the job done.
Next up for SWFC is a home game against