Owls passed sternest test, says Megson

Blades v Owls....Ryan Rhodes v Curtis Woodhouse
Blades v Owls....Ryan Rhodes v Curtis Woodhouse

GARY Megson believes that the Owls passed their toughest test of the season by fighting back to earn a dramatic derby draw.

The Wednesday boss also believes that his team were on top for most of the 2-2 stalemate and had enough opportunities to win.

Megson revealed he and the team stayed calm at half time and believed that they could recover though they were two down.

He said: “I thought we were fine all the way through. They’ve had two proper efforts on goals and they’ve both gone in. We had 10.

“At half time I didn’t get upset. Nobody was upset. We were incredulous. I said if we got the next goal, we would go on and not get beaten.

“Whether we would win or not depended on when that goal came.

“Certainly once we got one, I expected that with the players we’ve got we wouldn’t get beaten.

“We had good chances. In the first half, Chris O’Grady should have scored. There were a lot of balls bouncing around their box that we didn’t get on the end of. Gary Madine should have scored just after half time.”

Two late goals from O’Grady - his first for the club - and Madine - his 11th of the season - rescued a point for the Owls.

Megson added: “After the two goals we got, even then I felt we should crack on to get that result.

“We’ve got a lot going for us, we’ve got that fitness, more than anything else we’ve got that honesty. I thought we passed the ball better. The closing down from both sides was terrific.

“They got in a couple of times with runs by Cressy [Richard Cresswell] down the side, but they didn’t do