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Sheffield Wednesday: ‘The best away day I’ve had’ … Jos Luhukay’s verdict on a famous victory at Aston Villa

Proud boss Jos Luhukay described Sheffield Wednesday's display as the best away performance of his time at the club after his team had humbled Aston Villa at Villa Park.

Luhukay saluted the spirit of the Owls who hit back from their midweek defeat at Nottingham Forest in stunning style to inflict a first home loss on Steve Bruce's men.

Jos Luhukay

Jos Luhukay

Goals from Marco Matias and Steven Fletcher during an end-to-end spell at the start of the second half settled the contest deservedly in Wednesday's favour and lifted them to 10th place in the Championship.

"I am very happy for my team and also the fans," Luhukay said. "On Wednesday it wasn't a happy away game, at Nottingham Forest. Three days later, we play a brilliant game.

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"Both sides had chances but we deserved to win against one of the best teams in the league.

"This is the best away performance of my time here, I think."

After going 2-1 ahead, the Owls comfortably held out against a team who began the day just outside the play-off spots and are among the favourites for promotion.

"It has made me very happy and also proud of my players,"  Luhukay added. "The spirit they had with each other, from the first minute to the last ... they were fighting, they were working.

"And they played good football."