Moore on victory, Bannan and Peacock-Farrell

Darren Moore was pleased with the overall performance in the win at Crewe today, taking our unbeaten run in division one to 12 games and lifting us to within touching distance of the play-off places.

Speaking after the 2-0 victory, the Owls boss said: “I thought it was a good away day. An accomplished performance and I thought it was a dominant display from start to finish.

“If I had one possible small criticism it was that we could have had more goals but I was pleased with the two we scored, pleased with the performance and pleased with the clean sheet.

“The boys were engaged with the game from the first minute and I thought we used the ball really well.”

He added: “The second goal took the game away from them and, as long as we didn’t do anything silly then we felt the points would be in the bag.

”We just wanted to add a third goal which would have put more of a commanding scoreline on the performance.”

On man-of-the-match Bannan, Moore said: “When he is like that on the ball he is an exceptional player.

“I thought he was a wonderful catalyst for the team today and produced a real top performance.”

Bailey Peacock-Farrell followed up his midweek heroics at Portsmouth with a penalty save – and another from the rebound – at a crucial time, just before the interval and with the score at 1-0.

The manager said: “He is an exceptional goalkeeper. In the first half of the season he has had some standout moments and in the other moments where maybe questions were asked … you don’t become a bad player overnight with one or two performances.

“He has shown that he is a top goalkeeper, he has played at the highest level and he willl go back to play at that level.

“He is an international goalkeepeer, he is someone who is still developing and in terms of a goalkeeper he is still young.

“I said when we got him here we have an exceptional keeper, he is showing all his qualities and long may that continue.

“In his one real moment for the team today in terms of the penalty, it was not only the save but the follow-up save as well that were outstanding and kept the score at 1-0 at half time.”

The manager said he will be having talks with Burnley – loanee Peacock-Farrell’s parent club – and hopes to be able to keep him at Hillsborough for the second half of the season.


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