VIDEO: We were a little lucky, says Owls boss Carlos Carvalhal

Carlos Carvalhal gives an instruction to Lee Bullen during Sheffield Wednesday's win at Brentford
Carlos Carvalhal gives an instruction to Lee Bullen during Sheffield Wednesday's win at Brentford
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Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal admitted his side could count themselves somewhat fortunate to come away from Brentford with a victory, thanks to Lucas Joao's last minute winner.

Wednesday had gone in front when Atdhe Nuhiu was bundled over in the box; an incident which saw the Bees' James Tarkowski sent off, and the Austrian stepped up to score from the penalty spot.

Alan Judge equalised for the home side with 15 minutes remaining and then the Owls saw Jeremy Helan sent off for two bookable offences.

However, Joao stunned Brentford right at the end with a composed finish, to make it three wins in a week for Wednesday.

FULL TIME REPORT: Brentford 1 Sheffield Wednesday 2

Carvalhal said: "We were a little lucky, but not a lot lucky because we had some chances to score. This was our game. It was a very hard game. We started very well. We made some chances before the first goal and if we'd scored then the story of the game would be different.

"In the second-half we made some mistakes. We lost some energy and started losing easy balls. We were too comfortable because we were 1-0 up."

Unlike Dijkhausen, who intends to appeal against the Tarkowski red card, Carvalhal said the football gods were smiling on his players at Griffin Park.

"It was our day. It was a lucky day. This is football. In the lottery we won 2-1. If we drew 1-1, we would say okay because we had a good first half with chances and they had a good second half with chances," he said.

"But we are very, very happy, because we have had three wins this week."

In the other camp, Brentford boss Marinus Dijkhausen, reflected on a 'cruel' defeat.

"Football is a beautiful game but also a very cruel one. We were excellent in the second half with 10 men and playing three at the back and when we scored it looked like we would go on and win.

"We lacked quality in the first half so it's a strange mental thing that we can be so good in second halves of games and not so good in the first. It is something we will talk about."