New Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk got his reign at the club off to a winning start by beating Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield 2-0 away from home yesterday.
Danny Cowley was also making his bow in the opposite dugout – he perhaps could have been in the Wednesday hotseat had things panned out differently – but Monk won the battle of the new bosses.
He told Wednesday’s official website: “You have to be pleased with any win in this division and particularly at what is a difficult place to come to with a new manager as well.
“We did our jobs, we scored at the right times I thought, and it was a thoroughly professional performance. Defensively and offensively we got it right and credit to the players because they carried out what we wanted them to do and they deserve the three points.”
A clean sheet away from home in his maiden match clearly pleased Monk and 24-year-old central defender Dominic Iorfa was a key part of that.
And many Wednesday fans took to Twitter to praise the defender’s performance in the backline, as they were full of praise for his dominant display.
Iorfa has a lot of ability and can still improve further provided he gets the consistency in his game and makes the most of working under a former central defender in Monk.
Well played at back today looked in complete control
— Will Healey (@willorwillnot88) September 15, 2019
Outstanding today big fella, man of the match for me, really impressed with you at centre back, very composed. Great win well done & Big shout out too to Fletcher who was terrific.
— mac (@davemac183) September 15, 2019
Keep the effort up and we'll have your backs. Well done today Dominic, top drawer!
— Big Al. (@allanhand) September 15, 2019
Well played mate. You looked solid at the back.
— WAWAW (@nanjayman) September 15, 2019
Should change your first name to Dominant after that performance.
— Mike (@13Mikeyb) September 15, 2019
You did really well, challenged in several situations and came out on top 👍
— Waddle's Mullet (@WaddlesMullet) September 15, 2019
Quality performance today big lad 👏👏👏👏
— Carlos Shires (@CarlosShires) September 15, 2019
Played well today 💪👏🦉 #wawaw
— Mike Rendle 🦉 (@MikeRendle1) September 15, 2019
Great game today wawaw
— Jane Young (@oggieowl79) September 15, 2019
— mr manhattan (@thelmam46) September 15, 2019
Personally think you pushed Bannan for man of the match
— Steven (@stevenh065) September 15, 2019
Well played today Dominic 👏
— Irma Kennedy (@OWLFOREVER) September 15, 2019
Well played big lad. Thought you had a great game at the side of borner
— Matthew kirk (@dinnys100) September 16, 2019
You're perfect x
— dan𓅓 (@_danswfc) September 15, 2019