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Two sides to the team

28 August 2019

Following more late drama at the New York Stadium, Lee Bullen hailed his team as they showed both sides of their game to reach the third round of the Carabao Cup.

Atdhe Nuhiu scored a last-gasp winner for the Owls to once more deal a cutting blow to Rotherham with the final kick of the contest.

But Wednesday had to dig deep to emerge triumphant, as Bullen acknowledged:

“We’ve seen two sides to the team tonight, the gritty side and I think that bit of quality that showed in the second half.

“The substitutes made a real impact on the game, we went really offensive and it was a gamble that paid off.

“Sometimes it goes for you and sometimes it doesn’t, this time it did.

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“Was it a wee bit harsh on Rotherham? Probably, but that’s the game we are in. I thought they started really well but as the tie went on we grew more and more into it.

“It helps, of course, to bring the likes of Bannan, Harris and Forestieri off the bench and they showed their quality in the end.

“But I’m delighted for all of them because they’ve worked their socks off and we have a clean sheet and a passage to the next round.”

The Owls will host Premier League Everton at the next juncture and Bullen is eagerly anticipating what is sure to be an electric atmosphere under the Hillsborough lights.

He added: “The first thing you want in any cup competition is a home draw and we’ve got that.

“To have one of the big boys is a fantastic bonus so it’s a game for everyone to look forward to, especially with it being a night match.

“I remember a few years ago when we played Arsenal at home in the same competition and what a night that was.”


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