Bruce far from happy after Owls pinch point

Steve Bruce couldn’t hide his disappointment with Wednesday’s performance at Rotherham, despite seeing his unbeaten run as Owls boss stretched to four games.

He saw us outplayed for much of the game by a home side who looked hungrier for the points and Bruce said Dominic Iorfa’s late, late equaliser in a 2-2 draw had only papered over the cracks, adding: ““I have to say we were far from our best today and Rotherham played well.

“But that’s Championship football, you just don’t know what’s going to happen next.

“We made more mistakes in this game then the rest of the other games since I have been here put together.


“And at this level, you get punished and that’s what’s happened to us today.

“But luckily, we kept at it and got something with the last kick of the game so well done to the players for that.”

Bruce, who spoke afterwards about the need to show more courage on the ball and more conviction going forward, said Wednesday had started well enough but that we then lost our way and got sucked into Rotherham’s way of playing.

Reflecting on the red card for Fernando Forestieri after celebrating our last-gasp equaliser with the supporters. Bruce said: “It was a ridiculous red card. It is what we play football for to score in the last minute and celebrate with your supporters. Why didn’t the ref send off the other 10 who were jumping in the crowd as well?”

Earlier in the game, Rotherham’s Michael Ihiekwe only received a yellow card for a fierce challenge on Forestieri and Bruce added: “The foul on Fernando near the halfway line was the most shocking, shocking foul I’ve seen in years. It was a horrendous challenge on him but he only gets a yellow card.”


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