talkSPORT pundit couldn't tell difference between promotion-chasing Watford and relegation-threatened Sheffield Wednesday

talkSPORT pundit Perry Groves said he felt there was little difference between promotion-chasing Watford and relegation-threatened Sheffield Wednesday in their Good Friday clash.

Friday, 2nd April 2021, 5:32 pm
Updated Friday, 2nd April 2021, 5:34 pm

A controversial early own goal from Tom Lees gave the second-placed Hornets a 1-0 win at Vicarage Road and means the Owls remain in twenty-third, six points from safety with eight games left.

"When you are at the top of the division those little things tend to go for you,” said the ex-Arsenal man Groves.

"The problem for Sheffield Wednesday is they just can’t get enough quality balls into the 18-yard box. Their play in and around the middle third was excellent, I mentioned Barry Bannan, who was excellent.”

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Sheffield Wednesday had several chances to bring the score level and their best opportunity fell to the rejuvenated Jordan Rhodes on 65 minutes, who had scored three times in his last three matches before today.

He fired over from inside the six-yard area, however.

Groves said: “From Darren Moore’s point of view he’s probably come a little bit too late. But, even though he’s not here, he will be delighted with the way Sheffield Wednesday approached the game and they played quite well.

"If you would have come here as a neutral you wouldn’t have been able to tell which team is at the top and which team is at the bottom.”

Tom Lees of Sheffield Wednesday reacts after scoring an own goal for Watford's first goal.

The Owls welcome eighth-placed Cardiff City to Hillsborough on Easter Monday for a 5.30pm kick-off.

The Bluebirds, who will likely give a start to former Sheffield Wednesday loanee Aden Flint, lost 1-0 to Nottingham Forest today.