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Carlos Carvalhal hails Sheffield Wednesday players as 'perfect' plan pays off

24 September 2015

Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal praised his players for perfectly executing his plan in a 1-0 win over Newcastle United, in Round 3 of the Capital One Cup.

Carvalhal made 10 changes from the team that defeated Fulham in the Sky Bet Championship at the weekend, and the Portuguese boss was delighted as the Owls left St. James' Park victorious – earning a home tie with Arsenal in Round 4.

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“It was perfect because we came here with a plan and left with a win," Carvalhal told the club's official website.

“We had a strategy, we knew what we wanted to do and I have to congratulate the players because they did exactly what they were asked to do."

Lewis McGugan was one of those to return to the starting line-up and he fired the second-half winner to send Wednesday through.

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“We played a patient game and we struck, I thought, at the right moment. We should have scored again very soon after but I am happy with 1-0 at the fantastic home of a Premier League club," the 49-year-old boss added.

“This is a wonderful feeling for Sheffield Wednesday, it is our moment tonight and I say thank you and dedicate this to the fans.”

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