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Incredible, amazing, exciting!

13 September 2016

Carlos Carvalhal described the Owls’ dramatic 3-2 victory against Bristol City at Hillsborough as a strange but incredibly exciting game.

After adverse weather caused a 15-minute delay, City went 2-0 up in the first half thanks to a brace from Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham.

Steven Fletcher pulled a goal back for Wednesday after the break before Sam Hutchinson was red carded for a foul on Marlon Pack inside the area, but Lee Tomlin missed the spot kick.

From the penalty incident the ball was cleared up-field where Gary O’Neil fouled Gary Hooper and the Robins’ captain was given his marching orders for accruing a second yellow.

The Owls dominated the second half and equalised when Barry Bannan’s long range shot could only be parried into the net by ex-Owl Richard O’Donnell before an injury time winner from Kieran Lee sealed three unlikely points.

Carvalhal said: “The game was a very strange but incredibly exciting one.

“Bristol were very good and we went down 2-0 at half time but we made some changes to reverse the pressure onto them.

“At half time I was very calm, this was not an occasion to scream at the players, because they were all trying to make something happen.

“We had to balance the team by bringing Sasso on after the red card, and we pushed Reach and Hunt wider on the pitch.

He added: “The heart of this team is as big as the world at the moment and they fight to get all three points.

“We got lucky when they missed their penalty, but this is part of the game. I also think they were lucky because we could have scored more of our chances.

“As long as we get the win I am happy, it doesn’t matter how we do it and these sort of games are amazing for the fans to watch.

“Do I want to win the next game 4-3 after being 3-0 down? No – but I will take it!”

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