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Artell: "Wednesday Showed Their Quality In The Decisive Moments To Win The Game"

13 December 2021

Alex boss pleased his side remained in the game but we were ultimately beaten by moments of quality.

David Artell believes that Sheffield Wednesday just showed moments of decisive quality to win Saturday’s game at the Mornflake Stadium. The Railwaymen competed against one of the strongest sides in the division but were eventually beaten 2-0 mainly due to a moment of individualism from the vastly experienced Barry Bannan and a header from Lee Gregory just two minutes in the second half.

Crewe certainly held their own in a competitive encounter but we failed to take advantage of our better chances and half chances, the best of which saw Chris Porter have a penalty saved in first half stoppage time.

Artell explained to the club’s official website: “A moment of quality from probably the best player in the league (Barry Bannan) has cost us. We had one alongside him and one on the outside and as good as he is, he should have been stopped.

“All goals can be stopped when you analyse them but Bannan has the quality to punish you if you don’t stop him and we didn’t. It was disappointing to concede the two goals we did and although we were competitive and had good spells in the game, we came out on the wrong side of the big moments.

“I asked the players in the dressing room how many shots they had? It was none, none, one, none. They are the big moments in the game because there were opportunities in the game to shoot and we didn’t take them. Bannan showed his quality to do that and that has ultimately been the difference.”


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