Charlton Athletic 1-3 Sheffield Wednesday, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Charlton Athletic 4-1-2-1-2



Sheffield Wednesday 4-4-2

Half Time: 1 - 1 The Valley ( Attendance: 18,338 (2,680) )
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Charlton Athletic are now seven games without a win as they endured a frustrating 3-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at The Valley. 

The Owls began the sharper of the two sides and Steven Fletcher gave them a 17th minute lead, glancing a wonderfully directed header into the far corner from a Barry Bannan cross.

However, Wednesday forward Fernando Forestieri was then made to rue a golden chance to double their lead as league debutant Alfie Doughty drove down the left before setting up Macauley Bonne to bring Charlton level. 

The second period saw Sheffield Wednesday dominate as both Bannan and Kadeem Harris were denied by a resolute Dillon Phillips in the Charlton goal.

Jacob Murphy was then adjudged to have been fouled by Erhun Oztumer to leave Fletcher to calmly convert from the spot before an unmarked Atdhe Nihui sealed Wednesday’s win in stoppage time.

Key Points

Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…

Key Moment

Withstanding a lot of pressure and very much in the game, the penalty decision was the psychological blow to Charlton.

Moan of the Match

Charlton allowed Sheffield Wednesday too much space, time and presence to dominate proceedings.

Talking Point

Ben Purrington’s injury adds to Charlton’s ever-growing list which now stands at 12. Could this injury-crisis derail the Addicks season?

Man of the Match

Dillon Phillips – stood tall in the Charlton goal and continually kept the Sheffield Wednesday frontline at bay.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Tim Robinson (West Sussex) – A little hesitant to give any game-changing decisions but crucially made the correct one giving Wednesday the penalty.


A buzz around the Valley at the kick-off following news of a Charlton takeover before becoming a tense affair in which Addicks fans were left frustrated.


Unfortunately Charlton’s long injury list came back to haunt them as Sheffield Wednesday finished deserved winners in the end.

Line Ups

Charlton Athletic 4-1-2-1-2

Phillips; Matthews, Lockyer, Sarr, Doughty; Oshilaja; Morgan (Vennings, 61), Pratley; Oztumer (Davison, 81); Leko, Bonne

Subs not used:

Pearce, Solly, Harness


Lockyer, Phillips

Sheffield Wednesday 4-4-2

Dawson; Odubajo, Iorfa, Lees, Fox; Forestieri (Murphy, 46), Hutchinson (Luongo, 77), Bannan, Harris (Reach, 81); Nuhiu, Fletcher

Subs not used:

Lee, Pelupessy, Winnall, Jones


Hutchinson, Nuhiu

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