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Charlton Athletic 1-1 Sheff Wed

Igor Vetokele
Vetokele has scored seven time for Charlton this season.

Charlton's top goalscorer Igor Vetokele came off the bench to earn his side a point at home to Sheffield Wednesday.

The visitors took a deserved first-half lead when loanee Royston Drenthe found the net with a crisp long-range effort.

A mis-hit George Tucudean effort clipped the crossbar as Charlton rallied after the break, before Vetokele made his return from injury.

Five minutes after coming on, the Belgian tapped in Rhoys Wiggins' cross to draw the relieved hosts level.

The result extends the Addicks' unbeaten home record to eight matches.

Had it not been for Vetokele, Drenthe would have deservedly grabbed the headlines with his excellent display.

The forward had fired a left-footed short narrowly wide of the post before opening the scoring with a quality run and shot, Wednesday's first goal in four matches.

Chris Solly's 30-yard effort almost drew Charlton level after the break, as they gradually piled on the pressure.

Vetokele tapped home from a Wiggins cross-shot on 70 minutes for his seventh of the season.

The Addicks thought they had won it late on but Johann Gudmundsson was correctly adjudged to have been offside and, in the end, both sides had to settle for a point.

Sheffield Wednesday are now without a win in eight matches in all competitions, but remain unbeaten on their travels since September.

Charlton manager Bob Peeters on striker Igor Vetokele: "As soon as I called him to get ready to come on, I think the whole stadium went delirious.

"Vetokele and [Johann] Gudmondsson are good players. We don't have a big squad, but they can make a difference."

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray: "I'm just disappointed because I feel we have thrown two points away. We had better attempts at goal, Royston Drenthe was unplayable in the first half and Chris Maguire's had a great chance to make it 2-0 before half time.

"But in the second half, we were slow to get going and we were poor in possession."

Line-ups

Charlton

Formation 4-3-2-1

  • 1Henderson
  • 20Solly
  • 26Ben Haim
  • 6Bikey Amougou
  • 16Wiggins
  • 24Cousins
  • 17Buyens
  • 4JacksonSubstituted forWilsonat 81'minutes
  • 43Ahearne-GrantSubstituted forBerg Gudmundssonat 45'minutes
  • 10MoussaSubstituted forVetokeleat 65'minutes
  • 29Tucudean

Substitutes

  • 2Wilson
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 11Harriott
  • 14Vetokele
  • 15Onyewu
  • 21Fox
  • 30Pope

Sheff Wed

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Westwood
  • 8Palmer
  • 15Lees
  • 5Loovens
  • 3MattockSubstituted forDielnaat 34'minutes
  • 10Maguire
  • 6Semedo
  • 17Helan
  • 19MaghomaSubstituted forCokeat 62'minutes
  • 11DrentheSubstituted forTaylor-Fletcherat 73'minutes
  • 9Nuhiu

Substitutes

  • 7May
  • 12Taylor-Fletcher
  • 14Coke
  • 16McCabe
  • 20Lee
  • 35Dielna
  • 43Kirkland
Referee:
Andy D'Urso
Attendance:
16,850

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home19
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home11
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Josè Semedo.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Yoni Buyens.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Charlton Athletic. George Tucudean tries a through ball, but Lawrie Wilson is caught offside.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Igor Vetokele with a headed pass.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Maguire.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Lawrie Wilson replaces Johnnie Jackson.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jordan Cousins following a fast break.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Maguire.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Gary Taylor-Fletcher replaces Royston Drenthe.

  19. Post update

    Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday).