Gary Johnson delighted as Glovers show spirit in Sheffield
FIGHTING back to draw with Sheffield Wednesday showed Yeovil Town have come of age in the Championship according to their manager, who quipped that his ten men battled 14.
Joe Ralls' exquisite second-half strike sealed a point at Sheffield Wednesday as the Glovers overcame Byron Webster's 41st-minute red card for a punch and the Owls' contentious opener to end a run of five straight defeats.
Yeovil boss Gary Johnson said: "We were very disappointed with the goal, of course, as anyone would be.
"But I'm not going to give the referee the headline because the headline deserves to be the players with the work rate and effort they put in to play that game at Hillsborough in front of 22,000 people.
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"It's like the Land Of The Giants out there with their players all 6ft 3in and you have to be aware of the barrage that's coming in and deal with it, but also have possession and create chances yourself.
"If we have ever grown up for the Championship this is it. We played 14 versus ten in the second half."
Johnson added that Webster will be punished for lashing out at Atdhe Nuhiu when the pair tangled and said: "I was very disappointed with Byron's reaction. He didn't need to look like he was throwing a punch. Obviously he will be reprimanded and of course Liam Fontaine came in and did an excellent job."
On Nuhiu's goal, Johnson said: "The offside rule is the offside rule that nobody understands. But when the linesman stands there rigid with his flag as high as he can of course you stop.
"The referee's reason for letting play go on was that, in his opinion, the player the linesman flagged wasn't interfering."