'That result hurt today' - Sheffield Wednesday fans' verdict on dismal second half at Millwall

Sheffield Wednesday’s upturn in form since Christmas came to an abrupt end in south London this afternoon as they were swept aside 4-1 by Millwall at The Den.

Saturday, 6th February 2021, 5:49 pm

Neil Thompson’s men travelled to the capital in fine fettle after a superb midweek victory at AFC Bournemouth, their fourth league win in five games as they battle to climb away from the Championship drop zone.

But a second half collapse against Gary Rowett’s Lions after Callum Paterson had given the visitors an early lead means the Owls remain second-from-bottom and three points adrift of safety following Birmingham City’s 3-2 defeat against Bournemouth.

On Twitter, our Wednesday correspondent Joe Crann wrote: “Truth be told, #SWFC just looked like they ran out of steam completely in the second half. They looked tired.”

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But what did Wednesdayites make of today’s defeat?

Here’s a snapshot what they’re saying on Twitter.

@vizh_21 Millwall had won one game at home all season, we all knew what was going to happen.

@DeanMissere I know as the saying goes don’t change a winning team but look at that bench today. Brown, Rhodes, Harris, Windass all need to be playing, you could even argue so does Green. We aren’t gonna stop up playing Pelupessy and Reach week in week out.

Sheffield Wednesday caretaker manager Neil Thompson saw his side lose 4-1 at Millwall this afternoon. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

@AdamSWFC_ You win some, you lose some. Plenty of points to play for. We’ve been on our best form run in years - four wins out of six games. We win Tuesday and today will be forgotten about. Keep the faith.

@owls_4life Those who get carried away with a few odd goal wins here and there either haven't been watching Wednesday long enough yet or they haven't been paying enough attention. Just hope we can somehow win enough points to stay up.

@JBOwl2 Poor second half, dreadful in fact and results elsewhere not ideal, but nobody would have been unhappy with six points from these three games this week. Beat Wycombe and we're still in there fighting.

@footballtyper Let's react positively on Tuesday. We bounced back after our last defeat and put a couple of wins on the board. Rest, regroup and go again. Let's stick together, through the bad times and the good. And I hope everyone is doing OK.

@matt_h4 That result hurt today especially with other results but can't help but think we have a huge chance to get back to winning ways next week. Biggest game we have had in three years!

@SteelOwl Not particularly a fan of Thompson's, but he's done ok with what he's got. Ultimately, most of the players we have aren't Championship standard, and we deserve relegation for the vast majority of our performances this season. The table doesn't lie. We really ARE that bad.

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