Leeds United 1 Sheffield Wednesday 0: Carvalhal sees the positives despite derby-day defeat

Carlos Carvalhal.
Carlos Carvalhal.
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SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY head coach Carlos Carvalhal felt their were positives to take from his side’s 1-0 Sky Bet Championship defeat at play-off rivals Leeds United on Saturday.

A Chris Wood goal in the first half gave Leeds United an early lead before goalkeeper Rob Green helped ensure the Whites claimed all three points when he saved Jordan Rhodes’ second-half penalty. But despite the disappointing result, Calvalhal felt his Wednesday side pushed United all the way and deserved at least a point from the game.

Leeds United's Rob Green saves a penalty from Wednesday's Jordan Rhodes.

Leeds United's Rob Green saves a penalty from Wednesday's Jordan Rhodes.

He said: “I thought the first half was very even apart from one second of concentration and Leeds score the goal.

“Then in the second half we have the chance to score with the penalty and the goalkeeper makes the save. But this is football and these things happen in football. It is now about being strong and coming pack positively in the next game.” He added: “We started the game positively, we controlled the second half but we did not get something from this game.

“But the signals are positive because we came to Elland Road in a big atmosphere and were the better side in my opinion.

“We deserved at least a point but we did not get it so we move on.

“Three of our next four games are at Hillsborough so we need everyone who loves this club to help make an impact because we are at the most important part of the season.”