"Giddy" Latics make Dickov grouchy
Paul Dickov accused his side of becoming "giddy" after they let a 2-0 lead become a 4-2 defeat against Sheffield Wednesday in the Capital One Cup.
The newly-promoted npower Championship side trailed 2-0 to goals from Jordan Slew and Jean Yves Mvoto before Nejc Pecnik blazed a penalty over Alex Cisak's crossbar. Jermain Johnson reduced the arrears thanks to a Cisak mistake and fellow former Oldham man Chris O'Grady came off the bench to bag a brace before Michail Antonio's fine late strike. "When we do things right with and without the ball, we're a decent team who play good football," said Dickov. "But towards the end of the first half we got a bit giddy and we stopped doing the things that had helped us go 2-0 up. "We knew Sheffield Wednesday would come out fighting after half-time and we lost our team shape when it happened. We stopped getting Jordan Slew in behind their defenders and we couldn't get players like Robbie Simpson and Lee Croft on the ball. "We were excellent for most of the first half, but it has to be a 90-minute performance - in the second half Sheffield Wednesday did to us what we'd been doing to them. The goals we conceded were poor and we need to learn from it, but I suppose it's better for this to happen now instead of in the league."