Sheffield Wednesday 3 Sunderland 0 Highlights, reaction and how it happened

Sheffield Wednesday saw off Sunderland with ease at Hillsborough last night, securing a comfortable 3-0 win over the Black Cats.

By Alex Miller
Wednesday, 3rd November 2021, 8:11 am

Theo Corbeanu was on target on his first start to open the scoring before Florian Kamberi and Lee Gregory gave a well-deserved gloss to the scoreline on a night where the Owls showed their dominance throughout.

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Here’s how we saw it after a great night for Wednesday and manager Darren Moore.

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Even when we went in at 2-0, keeping a clean sheet, so important.

They came out and left spaces, which was important. When he had possession of the ball, we kept our shape. I was pleased with that.

We were determined and kept what we had. To add a third goal was so pleasing.

DM on defensive crisis

I had two recognised defenders on the pitch. We have a lot of injuries at the moment. Marvin has been excellent in terms of his versatility.

Pato’s versatility, Theo, Baz. There’s a lot of square pegs in round holes. We work in training, we work at this. We’ve never gone ad hoc and thrown them out there.

That’s important for us. It’s something I’ve always adhered to do. In training they play in secondary positions. That’s important.

DM on Bannan’s knock

It’s an injury to his foot, to what extent it is we’ll see. He lead the troops well and had wonderful discipline.

With the injuries we have, he’s played a different role and he’s been exceptional. His discipline for the team is the biggest thing.

He arrived sick and physically it took a lot out of him. Credit to Theo, we’ve done some incredible work with him in training.

That performance, he wouldn’t have been anywhere near it a month ago. Credit to him, we’ve waited to bring him. It was right for him to start today. He gave us a tremendous out with his ability and flair.

We spoke at the start of the season about building a platform of being hard to beat, and we have had that. We’ve been punished for lapses in concentration.

We got the right touch in the opposition box, block tackles, doing the ugly side of the game.

That was pleasing. Especially in front of the home support. We thank them all for coming out and getting right behind the team.

We look back at our games in analysis and we keep improving. It was a continuation, we went a goal down on Saturday, threw caution to the wind and we came out feeling like it was a loss.

We have to keep seeing the wood through the trees.

I started with the team that finished at Cheltenham - why not? It was a good performance. This is what I want from Sheffield Wednesday.

DM on the result.. “I was pleased for the boys tonight. The pleasing thing was the work off the ball, they were excellent to a man. We needed that performance.”

Oles ring from the crowd, Sunderland fans have all but gone.

This could be a turning point for Wednesday.

Corbeanu off for Brown, Berahino on for Gregory. Excellent shifts both.

Things. You. Love. To. See.

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