Hillsborough

Next Game

Sheff Wed v Bristol C

Saturday, 08 August 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Jones welcomes lucky break

Dave Jones thanked Lady Luck after seeing his Sheffield Wednesday side claim a priceless win in a South Yorkshire derby that Barnsley dominated.

Last Updated: 16/12/12 at 13:31 Post Comment

Dave Jones: Enjoyed Sheffield Wednesday's good fortune at Barnsley

Dave Jones: Enjoyed Sheffield Wednesday's good fortune at Barnsley

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Owls ended a seven-game losing streak thanks to Chris O'Grady's first-half strike, which was shrouded in controversy after Gary Madine appeared to foul Barnsley goalkeeper Luke Steele in the build-up.

Jones, whose position has been under increasing scrutiny, admitted he was relieved to benefit from a slice of good fortune but still took a swipe at referee Stuart Attwell.

"It was ugly but well earned," Jones said of the win. "We had Lady Luck on our side for a change, but we deserved it because we battled hard.

"Gary has admitted that he has barged the goalkeeper, we have not had that luck but today it was our time.

"We got the break today, last week we battered Bristol City and didn't get the break.

"But I thought the referee had an absolute shocker to be fair. Everything after that went against us and he struggled to keep control."

Jones insists spirits in the camp have remained high during a barren run, but admits he hopes the result will serve as a wake-up call to several members of his squad.

"There is a good feeling in the camp," he added. "We were scratching our heads as to why the run had been that long, but they all did their jobs and when they don't lose their concentration they are capable of getting a result.

"It just proves to certain individuals that if they listen and want to do it then they can. It's a dig at certain individuals but today everyone concentrated."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

on't go to England at your age, you'll either be mugged or not appreciated. Or made to lump the ball long to a bloke who looks like a mascot.

megabrow (cufc)
Beckenbauer warns Schweinsteiger

F

rom the headline I presumed he meant boots, pants, jim-jams, toothbrush and paste, passport, tickets, premier inn long-term package, Scouse-English-Portuguese-German dictionary, 'How to be a 9 and 3/4' by B. Rodgers, few dozen tins of food and Evian because you can never be sure about the local food/water...

KevinBoatang
Firmino has 'everything' for PL - Willian

H

e looked like he was playing with a plastic pound shop ball in the wind against Juve, his passing was so bad.

paddy7s
Sergio Ramos: Exactly What United Need

Footer 365

Marcos Rojo says Angel Di Maria is most talented Man Utd player

Marcos Rojo believes Angel Di Maria is the most talented player at Manchester United and has backed him to show that this season.

Sepp Blatter will not attend the Women's World Cup final

Sepp Blatter will not travel to Canada for the final of the women's World Cup on July 5 for personal reasons.

Manchester United's pre-season clash with San Jose moved

Manchester United's International Champions Cup game against San Jose has been moved.

Mail Box

Arsenal Only Need Two More (As Ever)

One Chelsea fan still doesn't see Arsenal as title contenders, plus we have thoughts on Petr Cech, Sergio Ramos, Heurelho Gomes, Paulinho and Arsenal Denilson...

Cech To Arsenal Has Been On The Cards For Years

We have happy Arsenal fans regarding their new goalkeeper, plus thoughts on Jose vs Arsene, transfer bulls**t, like-for-like Liverpool, WWC and population pedantry...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company