Football - Jones upset as Wednesday draw

Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones criticised the performance of some of his players after Millwall snatched a 2-2 draw at Hillsborough with a contentious late penalty.

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Football - Jones upset as Wednesday draw
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Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones will watch from the stands

Jones was unhappy with the award of the 86th-minute spot-kick - which was calmly converted by Lions striker Andy Keogh - but more upset by the application of his side.

The Owls, in search of their first win of the season, led for the majority of the game after defender Reda Johnson and winger Jeremy Helan cancelled out Kamil Zayatte's fifth-minute own goal.

"We should see it out, we should win the game," Jones said.

"We got caught with being the wrong side, (even though) it's not a penalty. The referee's closer; for some reason the linesman decides he wants to get involved and give it.

"We've watched it, we've watched it from every angle and it's not a penalty but that's not the reason why (we haven't won).

"The reason is because we should have seen out the game well before then. And, if were not going to get the third, we certainly don't let them score.

"We didn't play well, we gave the ball away too many times. It's sloppy in our play but we got our noses in front. So when you're not playing well, you win it ugly and we didn't do that.

"I just felt certain players were half a yard off the pace. It was a very lethargic performance from a few players, who we can't afford to carry.

"We should just try and win the game ugly - okay it's not your best performance, so see it out. A player switches off, he gets caught the wrong side and then it's like a reaction and the linesman sees something no one else has seen, including the referee. But, it's our own downfall."

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