Darren Moore spoke of Wednesday’s flying start which paved the way for our 1-0 win over Plymouth and so replace them as league one leaders.
Backed by the vast majority of a 33,442 crowd, the Owls pressed the visitors from the kick off, leading to what proved to be a Callum Paterson match-winner after just seven minutes, and Moore said afterwards: “We came out flying, we put them on the back foot and credit to the players, I’m so pleased for them tonight.
“We had to start the game the way we did because we were playing the team at the top of the league. As the game wore on I would have liked more composure, but I have to say all the squad today were committed.
“We worked in training about trying to get on top of the game quickly. Small margins give you the upper hand. A word on the fans as well because they were excellent today. Thank you to all of them. It was job done.”
Speaking about a second goal from George Byers, which was ruled out long after the ball went into the net, Moore said: “The referee said Lee Gregory was obscuring their goalkeeper. But after a long, lengthy discussion I think they picked that up from the video replay on the screen as opposed to coming to the decision themselves. It looked like a perfect goal. Looking back on the video evidence I suppose it’s the right decision.”
Goalscorer Paterson pulled up in the second half with what looked like a hamstring injury and Moore added: “It looks a muscular one. It’s too early to say yet. We’ll get a scan on it in the next 24 hours.”
As well as taking the Owls to the top of the table, the victory also saw us equal a club record of 17 clean sheets in a season and stretch our unbeaten league run to 16 matches. However the manager was keeping his feet firmly on the ground, saying: “They all deserve to be where we are tonight on top of the table, I am so pleased for the fans and everyone connected with Sheffield Wednesday, but the work is only just beginning.
“Now we are there the challenge is to stay there and the only way we will do that is by continuing the work that has taken us to the top.”