Megson: The highs and lows of a rollercoaster 90 minutes

Like all Wednesday fans at Hillsborough on Saturday afternoon, Gary Megson shared the rollercoaster of emotions … from two-down to 4-2 up in the space of an hour … only to allow promotion rivals Huddersfield to square the game in the seventh minute of added time.

Megson said: “The game had everything, we’d lost it, then we won it and in the end we drew it.

“We made a poor start and they were well on top – but in terms of desire and will-to-win we got it back to 2-2. I fancied us to go on from there, kicking down towards the Kop in the second half and we did.”

Megson, who felt we looked to have the game won at 4-2, said he had no complaints about the amount of added time but was disappointed with the lack of knowhow shown by the team during the last 10 minutes.

He said our defending for the fourth goal “had to be seen to be believed” as a poor clearance along the ground from keeper Ian Bennett found its way through to Jordan Rhodes to hit his fourth goal of the afternoon.

Megson said: “We were masters of our own downfall in the last 10 minutes. Areas where we should have been solid we were spread all over the field.”

He said that at 4-2 down, Huddersfield started to throw the ball into the box but we began to give possession away too quickly or chose the wrong pass. And, with Huddersfield pushing up, Megson said we should have just played the ball over the top … not give it away on the halfway line.

He added: “We have got to make sure that if we are in that position in the future – and we will be – that we don’t do that again.”




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