We’ll enjoy the moment says Gray after Owls hit six

Leeds United

Stuart Gray summed up the day perfectly after Wednesday’s 6-0 thrashing of Leeds at Hillsborough.

First-half goals from Reda Johnson and Atdhe Nuhiu were followed by two more from Connor Wickham and Chris Maguire after the restart and then Caolan Lavery hit the first and second goals of his Hillsborough career to round off a demolition job against a gutless Leeds side.

After witnessing an excellent all-round display, caretaker boss Gray said: “I’m a big believer in looking upwards and I’m going to enjoy this moment because moments like these are why you are in football.

“We were outstanding in every position and in all honesty, I don’t think you could pick a man of the match because there were so many candidates.

“And they got what was due to them because they have worked so hard. We may have got lucky on a couple of goals with a deflection and a post but I believe the harder you work, the luckier you get.”

He added: “I couldn’t be happier for the fans and today I thought they were  magnificent.”

The scoreline could easily have been bigger and Kieran Lee deservedly took the man-of-the-match award against a Leeds side who were reduced to 10 men just after half-time when sub Matt Smith was sent off within 90 seconds of coming on, following a challenge on Reda Johnson.