Sep 24, 2017 at 1.15pm UK at ​Hillsborough
Attendance: 32,839
Sheff WedsSheffield Wednesday
Sheff UtdSheffield United
Hooper (45'), Joao (66')
Bannan (12')
FT(HT: 1-2)
Fleck (3'), Clarke (15', 77'), Duffy (67')
Basham (75'), Fleck (91')

Carlos Carvalhal congratulates Sheffield United after derby win

Carvalhal congratulates Sheff United
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Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal admits that his side made life "very hard" for themselves due to their slow start against Sheffield United.

Carlos Carvalhal has congratulated Sheffield United on their 4-2 victory in the Steel City derby and insisted that he takes the blame for Sheffield Wednesday's disappointing display.

The Blades were two goals ahead inside 15 minutes in the first meeting between the two sides in five years, only for the home team to battle back and level things up.

Despite the momentum being on their side, Wednesday failed to push on and it was United who would go on to bag another couple of goals in the remaining 25 minutes.

Carvalhal admits that the Owls made life extremely tough for themselves following their slow start, but he was happy with the character shown by his side to initially recover from two down.

"It's a strange game for us. We never concede four goals, we never make these kind of mistakes," he told Sky Sports News. "If you start losing the game 2-0 after 15 minutes in a derby it is very hard, but my players have a big heart so they came back.

"The third goal was a very hard moment, the way we conceded it, and the fourth... I must give congratulations to Sheffield United and say it is my responsibility. I want everybody to leave the players alone."

Wednesday, currently 10th in the Championship standings, return to action on Wednesday night with a trip to take on Birmingham City.

Carlos Carvalhal manager of Sheffield Wednesday looks on during the pre season friendly match between Ilkeston and Sheffield Wednesday at the New Manor Ground on July 15, 2015
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