Fernando Forestieri could not hide his delight after helping Wednesday return to winning ways.
The 26-year-old converted a 69th minute penalty to ensure Carlos Carvalhal’s charges edged out high-flying Huddersfield Town in front of the TV cameras yesterday lunch-time.
The spot-kick took Forestieri’s goal tally for the season to three and the win was the Owls’ second on the spin away from Hillsborough.
The forward, named the man of the match, said: “With this win we have more confidence. I’m so happy for the players.
“We played like a team.”
Although Huddersfield monopolised possession, the Owls arguably created the greater number of clear-cut opportunities with Forestieri and recalled midfielder David Jones both hitting the woodwork.
“I was unlucky before when I hit the post in a one-on-one and then I took my second chance,” said Forestieri. “But it is important that we won, and that’s more important than anything.”
Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal was also happy to take the three points from a venue where, until yesterday, no other team had, against what he described as a ‘strong’ Huddersfield Town outfit.
“Huddersfield have been one of the strongest teams so far in the competition so this was a big challenge for us.
“It was a typical Championship game, a typical derby and we came through it very well. It was important for us to win.”