Garry Monk felt Wednesday should have been walking off the pitch with all three points after being denied victory by an added time Scott Hogan goal in a 3-3 draw at former club Birmingham this afternoon.
He saw us twice battle to get back on level terms and then take a 3-2 lead before Hogan’s late, late equaliser, leaving the manager pleased with the greatly improved performance but hugely disappointed at not chalking up a second league win in 11 games.
Monk said: “I have very mixed feelings. I was very pleased with a lot of that game and a lot of that performance, especially against a team that’s in good form and at a place that is very difficult to come to … and we should have been walking off the pitch with a win.
“We deserved the points but it seems we are getting punished for any mistake. It was the only mistake we made in the second half and we got punished for it.”
He added: “Overall, I was very, very happy with that performance. We were much more like ourselves, we competed hard, I think you saw the passion was there, the commitment and the fight.
“Offensively, we were dangerous and I think the pleasing bit was that we came back from some adversity today. The question against us has been that when something has gone against us we haven’t fought back strongly enough … but today we did.
“We had the chances to bury the game and put it to bed, unfortunately we didn’t do that. Like every team in this league they never give up and I thought it was a very harsh ending.
“Ultimately it is the three points and the wins that we need to get but I think we did everything that we should have done to get those three points today.
“The fire was in the belly. I thought the lads gave everything and it was probably the only moment they had in the second half. Unfortunately, in these types of periods, the one thing they have in the second half goes against you.”