Simon Church's winner against Sheffield Wednesday saw Charlton prevent an all-Sheffield FA Cup quarter-final tie.

Wednesday and United met in an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley in 1993 and a potential Steel City derby had been anticipated since the draw was made.

But Church's header just after the hour mark ensured it will be Charlton who will play the League One Blades.

Wednesday striker Leon Best had earlier equalised Callum Harriott's first-half opening goal for the Addicks.

The fixture had been originally scheduled for 15 February, but was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch at Hillsborough.

Since then, relegation-battling Charlton have beaten Championship promotion hopefuls QPR and their confidence continued into this fifth-round tie.

Analysis

"There will be a lot of disappointed fans in Sheffield. Wednesday did not show enough quality, they looked dangerous from set pieces but that is it.

"Charlton's gameplan was spot-on. They dug in when they had to and they looked like they had another gear they could kick into.

"The hype around Sheffield got to the Wednesday players. They never got settled and were chasing the game. Charlton deserved the win and I expect that they will have too much for Sheffield United too."

The visitors began positively and Swedish playmaker Astrit Ajdarevic served notice of Charlton's attacking intent with a shot which went just past the post after being set up by the lively Harriott.

Wednesday struggled to find their rhythm and were punished by Charlton, who took a deserved lead through Harriott in the 22nd minute after some neat build-up play.

Ajdarevic's initial shot was blocked and Harriott struck a sweet half-volley with his left foot into the roof of the net from just inside the penalty area.

The Addicks had another chance moments later when Wales striker Church seized on a loose ball, only to watch his deflected effort easily gathered by Damian Martinez in the Wednesday goal.

The hosts enjoyed a spell of pressure before half-time and midfielder Gary Gardner, on loan from Aston Villa, struck a first-time effort from 25 yards straight at Charlton goalkeeper Ben Hamer.

The hosts were given a let off of their own in first-half stoppage time when Church tried to break clear of the Wednesday defence and appeared to be held by Spanish defender Miguel Llera, but referee Mark Clattenburg ignored Charlton's appeals.

Charlton looked the more likely side to score immediately after the interval and Johnnie Jackson had Martinez, on loan from Arsenal, scrabbling to his left with a long-range attempt.

And it was another loanee in Best, who joined from Blackburn 10 days ago, that got the Owls on level terms just before the hour mark. Chris Maguire's free-kick was headed down by Llera and Best swept the ball home from close range.

Charlton regained the lead eight minutes later when Church took advantage of some sloppy Wednesday defending to head a Jackson free-kick past Martinez.

Wednesday substitute Atdhe Nuhiu saw a header hit the inside of the post, with Hamer reacting brilliantly to scramble the ball away from on the goal-line.

And Charlton boss Chris Powell was indebted to another late save from Hamer, who hurled himself at Maguire's deflected shot in injury time to turn the ball away from the top corner and deny Wednesday a replay.

Charlton boss Chris Powell:

"Our keeper Ben Hamer made some cracking saves but that's cup football.

"It's not been the greatest campaign for us in the league - that's an understatement - but this means a lot. That's two huge results in 72 hours. You savour these moments because there have been plenty of dark moments.

"We've got a real chance now of getting to the semi-finals, but it will be very tough against Sheffield United, who've had some really good results in the cup.

"It's going to be another tough game, if not harder because people will be looking at us the favourites, that's going to be tough game.

"Nigel (Clough) and his team will be thinking the same thing. They want to get to Wembley. A Football League side will be in the last four and we'll be trying our hardest to make it us."

Sheffield Wednesday head coach Stuart Gray:

"You can't play like we did in the first half and expect to win games of football.

"It was 27 minutes I think before we got a cross into the box, about 40 minutes before our first shot, 41 minutes before our first tackle and 44 minutes before our first corner.

"You're not going to win games of football playing like that. That's the worst 45 minutes of football I've been involved with at the club.

"The players have missed a great opportunity to look back over their careers and have on their CV a quarter-final of the FA Cup against your local rivals.

"I just couldn't see it coming. It was an FA Cup quarter-final at stake and it's a big disappointment."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Sheffield Wednesday

  • 26 Martinez
  • 22 Palmer
  • 19 Mattock Booked
  • 40 Gardner (Nuhiu - 58' )
  • 36 Loovens Booked
  • 32 Llera Booked
  • 18 Maguire
  • 14 Coke
  • 42 Best Booked
  • 28 Afobe (Helan - 74' )
  • 10 Maghoma (Lavery - 58' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Kirkland
  • 02 Buxton
  • 08 Onyewu
  • 17 Helan
  • 25 Lavery
  • 34 Nuhiu
  • 41 Hutchinson

Charlton Athletic

  • 01 Hamer
  • 23 Wilson
  • 36 Fox
  • 39 Poyet
  • 05 Morrison
  • 15 Wood Booked (Dervite - 90' )
  • 24 Cousins
  • 04 Jackson
  • 09 Church (Ghoochanneijhad - 85' )
  • 42 Ajdarevic (Hughes - 93' )
  • 11 Harriott

Substitutes

  • 02 Hughes
  • 06 Dervite
  • 07 Green
  • 08 Ghoochanneijhad
  • 10 Sordell
  • 21 Thuram-Ulien
  • 25 Nego
Ref: Mark Clattenburg
Att: 24,607

Match Stats

Shots

13 13

On target

6 3

Corners

4 4

Fouls

14 18

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Charlton Athletic 2.

90:00 +5:26 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Charlton Athletic 2.

90:00 +4:28

Attempt blocked. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Damián Martinez.

90:00 +3:35

Foul by Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday).

90:00 +3:35

Michael Morrison (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:53

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Ben Hamer.

90:00 +2:45

Attempt saved. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Miguel Ángel Llera.

90:00 +2:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Andy Hughes replaces Astrit Ajdarevic.

90:00 +1:45

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Astrit Ajdarevic tries a through ball, but Reza Ghoochanneijhad is caught offside.

90:00 +0:59

Attempt missed. Astrit Ajdarevic (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

90:00 +0:21

Foul by Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday).

90:00 +0:21

Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Dorian Dervite replaces Richard Wood.

88:54

Attempt missed. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Chris Maguire with a cross following a corner.

88:42

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Callum Harriott.

88:33

Attempt blocked. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

87:24 Booking

Booking Richard Wood (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

87:18

Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:18

Foul by Richard Wood (Charlton Athletic).

86:36

Attempt blocked. Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

86:32

Attempt saved. Leon Best (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

85:48

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Glenn Loovens tries a through ball, but Leon Best is caught offside.

84:49

Hand ball by Reza Ghoochanneijhad (Charlton Athletic).

84:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Reza Ghoochanneijhad replaces Simon Church.

83:12

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

83:09

Delay in match Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

82:05

Foul by Joe Mattock (Sheffield Wednesday).

82:05

Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

81:10

Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:10

Foul by Astrit Ajdarevic (Charlton Athletic).

77:36

Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

77:36

Foul by Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic).

76:32 Booking

Booking Joe Mattock (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

76:13

Foul by Joe Mattock (Sheffield Wednesday).

76:13

Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

75:45

Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:45

Foul by Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic).

75:14

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

75:14

Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jeremy Helan replaces Benik Afobe.

72:04

Attempt saved. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Maguire with a cross.

71:39

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Michael Morrison.

71:14

Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71:14

Foul by Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic).

70:04

Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

70:04

Foul by Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic).

69:21

Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:21

Foul by Astrit Ajdarevic (Charlton Athletic).

67:34

Attempt blocked. Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

66:55 Booking

Booking Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

66:45

Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday).

66:45

Astrit Ajdarevic (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:16 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 1, Charlton Athletic 2. Simon Church (Charlton Athletic) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Johnnie Jackson with a cross following a set piece situation.

63:38 Booking

Booking Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

63:30

Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday).

63:30

Simon Church (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

62:43

Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:43

Foul by Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic).

61:21 Booking

Booking Leon Best (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.

61:20

Leon Best (Sheffield Wednesday).

61:20

(Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:41

Attempt missed. Astrit Ajdarevic (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Morgan Fox.

58:39

Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

58:39

Foul by Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic).

57:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Caolan Lavery replaces Jacques Maghoma.

57:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Gary Gardner.

56:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 1, Charlton Athletic 1. Leon Best (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

55:43

Leon Best (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:43

Foul by Richard Wood (Charlton Athletic).

54:15

Hand ball by Gary Gardner (Sheffield Wednesday).

53:16

Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:16

Foul by Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic).

52:07

Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:07

Foul by Astrit Ajdarevic (Charlton Athletic).

51:31

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Giles Coke tries a through ball, but Leon Best is caught offside.

50:53

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Morgan Fox tries a through ball, but Simon Church is caught offside.

48:13

Attempt missed. Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Astrit Ajdarevic.

46:54

Attempt missed. Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

46:22

Attempt blocked. Leon Best (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Palmer.

45:00

Second Half begins Sheffield Wednesday 0, Charlton Athletic 1.

45:00 +4:25 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Charlton Athletic 1.

45:00 +3:48

Attempt missed. Simon Church (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Johnnie Jackson.

45:00 +1:57

Foul by Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic).

45:00 +1:57

Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +1:42

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

45:00 +0:53

Delay in match Benik Afobe (Sheffield Wednesday) because of an injury.

45:00 +0:29

Simon Church (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00 +0:29

Foul by Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday).

44:30

Attempt blocked. Benik Afobe (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

44:08

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Diego Poyet.

42:08

Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:08

Foul by Benik Afobe (Sheffield Wednesday).

41:09

Attempt saved. Leon Best (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Miguel Ángel Llera.

39:59

Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:59

Foul by Gary Gardner (Sheffield Wednesday).

39:31

Foul by Michael Morrison (Charlton Athletic).

39:31

Benik Afobe (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

38:04

Attempt saved. Gary Gardner (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

37:34

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

34:36

Delay in match Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday) because of an injury.

33:59

Foul by Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic).

33:59

Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:24

Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

33:24

Foul by Joe Mattock (Sheffield Wednesday).

28:58

Foul by Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic).

28:58

Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:49

Foul by Simon Church (Charlton Athletic).

27:49

Joe Mattock (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:59

Attempt saved. Simon Church (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

22:25

Attempt missed. Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Callum Harriott.

21:22 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 0, Charlton Athletic 1. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

21:20

Attempt blocked. Astrit Ajdarevic (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Cousins.

20:25

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Giles Coke.

20:19

Attempt missed. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

19:49

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Liam Palmer.

11:15

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Miguel Ángel Llera.

11:11

Attempt blocked. Astrit Ajdarevic (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Simon Church.

11:07

Attempt blocked. Astrit Ajdarevic (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum Harriott.

3:50

Simon Church (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

3:50

Foul by Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday).

0:20

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Glenn Loovens.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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