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Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 Charlton Athletic

Fernando Forestieri (right)'s goal helped keep Wednesday's play-off hopes on track
Fernando Forestieri (right) was one of Wednesday's scorers

Three second-half goals at Hillsborough boosted Sheffield Wednesday's play-off push but increased Charlton's problems.

After concerted pressure, Tom Lees broke the deadlock with a close-range header, then Fernando Forestieri turned in a rebound off the post.

The win was sealed as Charlton's El-Hadji Ba was unlucky to turn Alex Lopez's shot into his own net.

Wednesday stay sixth in the Championship, with the Addicks six points from safety at the other end.

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Jose Riga on Sheff Wed v Charlton

After losing to neighbours Rotherham in their last home game, the Owls were determined to avoid another slip-up and piled on the pressure from the start.

Visiting keeper Nick Pope was swiftly called into action to keep out Forestieri's looping header, but Charlton put up a resolute defensive effort after that to keep the first half scoreless.

The interval introduction of Atdhe Nuhiu and Lopez gave Wednesday more threat up front. Forestieri drew another good save from Pope, before Nuhiu and Jack Hunt went close.

But once the dam was finally broken by Lees' header, Charlton crumbled, with Forestieri soon adding a second after Nuhiu headed against the post.

The third goal, an unlucky deflection, just rubbed salt into the wounds for the Addicks, who had lifted their spirits with a welcome home win over Middlesbrough in their previous game.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal: "The team for moments in the first half lacked confidence but never lost control or organisation.

"We knew Charlton couldn't press all the time and when we had more time and space we started playing very well.

"When they lost energy we played better and we had a very good second half at a very good level. We deserved the win and the scoreline.

"We are the second or third best attack in the division and I am very happy about this because we promised our fans good attacking football and we are delivering it."

Charlton boss Jose Riga: "It's a disappointment because we're coming through three good games.

"We knew everybody had to be at their best level, the level we had against Middlesbrough and we didn't have that today.

"We were present in most of the game, we couldn't find a way to compete in the final 20 minutes.

"We have to work and try to find the right solutions. I don't accept the situation, not at all."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 32Hunt
  • 15Lees
  • 5Loovens
  • 36Pudil
  • 33WallaceBooked at 57minsSubstituted forMatiasat 83'minutes
  • 20Lee
  • 4HutchinsonBooked at 35minsSubstituted forLópezat 45'minutes
  • 37McGeadySubstituted forNuhiuat 45'minutes
  • 45Forestieri
  • 14Hooper

Substitutes

  • 2Palmer
  • 7Matias
  • 9Nuhiu
  • 18Lucas João
  • 21López
  • 23Sasso
  • 28Wildsmith

Charlton

  • 30Pope
  • 47Motta
  • 15FanniBooked at 31mins
  • 50Teixeira
  • 21Fox
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 22BaBooked at 75minsSubstituted forJacksonat 78'minutes
  • 12DiarraSubstituted forLookmanat 83'minutes
  • 2Yun Suk-young
  • 11HarriottBooked at 90mins
  • 16GhoochannejhadSubstituted forVetokeleat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Jackson
  • 9Makienok
  • 14Vetokele
  • 26Lennon
  • 27Mitov
  • 37Lookman
  • 39Poyet
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
29,668

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home21
Away5
Shots on Target
Home8
Away0
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 3, Charlton Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 3, Charlton Athletic 0.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Jack Hunt went off injured after Sheffield Wednesday had used all subs.

Delay in match Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday) because of an injury.

Booking

Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic).

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Jorge Teixeira.

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

Foul by Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt blocked. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Pudil.

Attempt missed. Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Morgan Fox with a cross.

Hand ball by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt blocked. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieran Lee.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Ademola Lookman replaces Alou Diarra.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Marco Matias replaces Ross Wallace.

Attempt missed. Marco Motta (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Ross Wallace.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Kieran Lee tries a through ball, but Fernando Forestieri is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Johnnie Jackson replaces El-Hadji Ba.

Goal!

Own Goal by El-Hadji Ba, Charlton Athletic. Sheffield Wednesday 3, Charlton Athletic 0.

Attempt missed. Álex López (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ross Wallace following a corner.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Nick Pope.

Attempt saved. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Foul by Rod Fanni (Charlton Athletic).

Álex López (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by El-Hadji Ba (Charlton Athletic).

Booking

El-Hadji Ba (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match El-Hadji Ba (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

Hand ball by Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday).

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Jorge Teixeira.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 2, Charlton Athletic 0. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) header from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Jack Hunt with a cross.

Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Igor Vetokele replaces Reza Ghoochannejhad.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by El-Hadji Ba.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley382112561313075
2Brighton381914552351771
3Middlesbrough37217948232570
4Hull37199950232766
5Derby381713851351664
6Sheff Wed381614856362062
7Cardiff38151494941859
8Ipswich381610124644258
9Birmingham371511114135656
10Preston381314113635153
11QPR381215114743451
12Wolves381212144651-548
13Leeds371114123745-847
14Blackburn381113143736146
15Nottm Forest381113143436-246
16Huddersfield38129175253-145
17Reading371112144243-145
18Brentford37127184859-1143
19Bristol City381110174058-1843
20Rotherham38116214462-1839
21Fulham38814165764-738
22MK Dons38910193251-1937
23Charlton38711203469-3532
24Bolton38414203668-3226
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