The Brighton manager Gus Poyet has said that he wants to take the positives in the match against Sheffield Wednesday. Brighton lost the match 3-1 in yet another disappointing result for the team. It has been four matches since the club last tasted success in any competition. Poyet had the reason to be confident ahead of the match after a spirited display by this team in the recent 3-2 defeat at the hands of Premier league club Arsenal. They faced Arsenal in the fourth round of the FA Cup and almost managed to take the game into a replay.
However, they were not at their best in the league match against Sheffield Wednesday. The former Reading striker Lita opened the scoring after just 5 min, while the goal from Pugh helped Sheffield Wednesday extend their advantage in the match. The goal from Pugh came just minutes after the red card given to Barnes. Even though Brighton managed to pull one back through Andrea Orlandi, the goal from Antonio literally after just a few minutes helped seal the encounter for Sheffield Wednesday. As a result of this defeat, Brighton are now five points behind the sixth and final play-off position. It is currently occupied by Middlesbrough with 47 points.
“Everyone will look at the scoreline and then watch the goals on the highlights, but we were better than that. But there are key moments in a game and that moment was the sending-off and the goal that followed from the resulting free-kick. It was one of the worst goals we have conceded this season which is very disappointing. We played better than people think,” said Gus Poyet after the match. Aside from the two victories against Ipswich and Derby County, the team have been an extremely poor run of form in recent months.