Carlos Carvalhal put a positive spin on a poor Wednesday performance which saw us salvage an unlikely last-gasp draw with Reading at Hillsborough last night.
Second-half substitute Modou Sougou fired the loose ball high into the net after Reading keeper Jonathan Bond made a hash of a cross from Rhoys Wiggins in the 90th minute, rescuing a point for the Owls after a desperately disappointing display.
Head coach Carvalhal said: “Today we didn’t play as well as we can but I am happy that we got a point.
“The positive to take out of the game is that the players kept going right to the last minute and were able to get the goal.”
He added: “There were a few players who didn’t keep up the same performance levels as they have done recently. When this happens it can be difficult to get a result as you can’t predict that more than two or three players will not put in a great performance.”
Going forward, Wednesday struggled to impose themselves on the match and largely allowed Reading to dictate the pace and pattern of the game.
Danny Williams shot past Lewis Price to give the visitors the lead soon after half-time and we never looked like getting back on level terms until Sougou struck as the game entered added time … scoring with only our second shot on target.
And while Carvalhal put a brave face on the 90 minutes, many in the 20,000 Hillsborough crowd were voicing their disapproval at such a lacklustre and disjointed display long before that late, late equaliser.