Carlos Carvalhal says he had a plan to beat Newcastle and his players ‘did it absolutely fantastically’.

After wasting what he believed to be ‘three very clear chances, the Sheffield Wednesday boss saw his team score the opener after Newcastle opened the second-half the better team.

Jonjo Shelvey scored a very late consolation but Carlos Carvalhal still though that his players ‘deserved more from the beautiful situations we created’.

After only one win in five games, the Owls returned to a play-off spot, with Carvalhal saying ‘we we win together and we lose together’.

Summing up the game, he says ‘we win in an important moment against the best team in the competition’.

As for Newcastle, this was only the second league defeat since 2 January when NUFC lost at Blackburn.

With both Huddersfield and Reading losing as well today, no real lasting damage for Newcastle, but Rafa Benitez will be expecting better when Leeds come to Tyneside on Friday night.

Carlos Carvalhal:

“It is three points but this kind of game is more than three points, when you play the best team in the competition. When you perform like that after the problems we have had.

“We had a plan for this game and they (the team) did it absolutely fantastically.

“We created a lot of problems for Newcastle and on the break (in the first half) we had three very clear chances.

“Then we achieve a goal when Newcastle are in the game a little bit more than the first half.

“This is football – but we deserved to win. My players ran, they fight a lot and they play with quality.

“Two good headers but I think we deserved more from the beautiful situations we created.

“We win together and we lose together.

“Today we win in an important moment against the best team in the competition.”

Stats from BBC Sport:

Sheffield Wednesday 2 Newcastle 1


Sheffield Wednesday: Lees 59 Fletcher 68

Newcastle: Shelvey 88

Possession was Sheff Wed 48% Newcastle 52%

Total shots were  Sheff Wed 11 Newcastle 16

Shots on target were Sheff Wed 3 Newcastle 8

Corners were  Sheff Wed 3 Newcastle 4

Referee: Stuart Attwell

Newcastle United:

Darlow, Anita, Lascelles, Mbemba, Dummett, Ritchie (Mitrovic 78), Shelvey, Diame (Atsu 72), Gouffran, Gayle (Murphy 29), Perez

Unused Subs:

Elliot, Gamez, Haidara, Ameobi

Crowd: 28,883 (Newcastle 3,100)

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  • Big Al 1967

    While I don’t deny Sheffield Wednesday deserved the 3 points to say the 3 clear chances in the first half were ‘beautifully created’ is just pap. The one they did create was offside and they other two were set up by our very own Chancel Mbemba and Paul Dummett!

    • SH.ER

      agree with you , they played better & more effective
      but the goals were not impressive , we did not defend them well
      2 S I M P LE headers , really bad
      the second one is just sad , so so sad
      If Lascelles don’t get dropped after this honestly i don’t know …

      • Jezza

        Yes I am sick of holding my tongue about Lascelles. I have never rated him. He is an absolutely useless defender in my opinion and has consistently been a liability this season.

        • Dellashio

          Maybe we should just shoot him Mr inbred jizza

          • Jezza

            Never mind, you’ll be back at school tomorrow so you’ll have somebody to bully.

    • Dellashio

      So a manager bigs his team up a bit….. Wow get over it for gods sake.

  • Dellashio

    Well done. You deserved to win today and I hope you can mount a real promotion push next season.