Boss Carlos Carvalhal hailed Sheffield Wednesday’s battling qualities after their 1-1 draw against automatic promotion contenders Burnley.
The Owls fell behind in the third minute after lively striker Andre Gray registered his 18th goal of the campaign.
But midfielder Kieran Lee’s strike in the 48th minute rescued Wednesday a deserved draw and stretched their unbeaten run at Hillsborough in the Championship to 11 matches.
Carvalhal, who made 10 changes to his starting line-up, said: “Burnley are one of the strongest teams in the competition. They are a very good, compact team and did well against Arsenal in the cup. We lost concentration for their goal but we didn’t lose our balance. We tried to play our football in the game.
“Our players were probably a bit nervous but we missed some passes in the first half.
“I don’t know if it was down to the pitch but our midfielders don’t normally make some of those passes that we saw.
“We didn’t do a bad first half but we talked to the players at half-time and we were better in the second. It was more near how we can play.
“We moved the ball quicker. Our players played with a different speed and tried to find a second goal at the end.
“We have drawn the game but we were the team who looked most likely to win it.
“We accept the point. It was the correct score.”
Meanwhile, defender Tom Lees, fit-again following a hamstring injury, was on target as Owls Under-21s beat Nottingham Forest 2-0. Defender Michael Turner and Caolan Lavery were also given run-outs during the game.