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Sheff WedSheffield Wednesday1CharltonCharlton Athletic1

Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Charlton Athletic

Sheffield Wednesday's Caolan Lavery and Charlton Athletic's Jordan Cousins
Sheffield Wednesday's Caolan Lavery challenges Charlton Athletic's Jordan Cousins

Sheffield Wednesday continued to struggle at home after Charlton fought back to secure a draw at Hillsborough.

Chasing only their second home win in nine matches, Caolan Lavery put Wednesday ahead from Lewis Buxton's cross four minutes before half-time.

Charlton were earlier denied the lead when Chris Eagles's shot was disallowed for offside.

Eagles created the equaliser 15 minutes from time when his shot was parried for Johann Berg Gudmundsson to level.

Wednesday were also indebted to goalkeeper Keiren Westwood, who blocked Simon Church's shot from only three yards out during the first half.

But Wednesday could have scored a late winner after hitting the bar twice, firstly through Lavery's long-range effort and then when Lloyd Isgrove's overhead kick also hit the woodwork.

Wednesday striker Atdhe Nuhiu perhaps missed the best chance in the final seconds when Buxton crossed into Charlton's area and he headed wide unmarked.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray:

"We had chances to get that second goal, but credit to Charlton because they stuck at it and got that equaliser.

"It's disappointing because we've hit the woodwork twice. We just didn't have that bit of luck or that bit of a break, but the most important thing is getting that second goal which we didn't do.

"You've got to keep creating chances and have that self-belief, that confidence, to say 'the next time that chance comes to me I'm going to put it away'."

Charlton manager Guy Luzon:

"I think in the first half we had a great chance to score.

"We had great chances and also the goal that Eagles scored was onside, not offside, and if the referee had seen it it would have been a completely different game because we had the patience and the space to counter-attack in.

"Sheffield Wednesday played better, with more tempo, but it is good that we know how to respond to this moment."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 2Buxton
  • 15Lees
  • 18Zayatte
  • 17HelanBooked at 60mins
  • 10Maguire
  • 4HutchinsonBooked at 52mins
  • 37McGuganSubstituted forLeeat 71'minutes
  • 27Isgrove
  • 28BusSubstituted forNuhiuat 71'minutes
  • 13LaverySubstituted forMayat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7May
  • 9Nuhiu
  • 19Maghoma
  • 20Lee
  • 36Vermijl
  • 43Kirkland
  • 44Kelhar

Charlton

  • 1Henderson
  • 20SollyBooked at 85mins
  • 3Gomez
  • 22Johnson
  • 21Fox
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 17BuyensBooked at 90mins
  • 24Cousins
  • 9EaglesSubstituted forDiarraat 81'minutes
  • 14Vetokele
  • 18ChurchSubstituted forWattat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Bulot
  • 12Diarra
  • 16Wiggins
  • 31Lennon
  • 32Watt
  • 36Dmitrovic
  • 40Lepoint
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
23,257

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home17
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Charlton Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  4. Post update

    Delay in match Kamil Zayatte (Sheffield Wednesday) because of an injury.

  5. Booking

    Yoni Buyens (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Lloyd Isgrove (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Yoni Buyens (Charlton Athletic).

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lewis Buxton.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Roger Johnson.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Maguire with a cross.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Roger Johnson (Charlton Athletic).

  13. Booking

    Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Lloyd Isgrove (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Stevie May with a cross.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lloyd Isgrove (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieran Lee with a cross.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Alou Diarra replaces Chris Eagles.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Stevie May replaces Caolan Lavery.

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bournemouth422311889434680
2Norwich422310981443779
3Watford422471184483679
4Middlesbrough422391062323078
5Derby4220121074462872
6Ipswich4220111164481671
7Brentford422181371561571
8Wolves4220111163511271
9Nottm Forest421513146559658
10Blackburn411513135450458
11Charlton421317125154-356
12Cardiff421413155155-455
13Sheff Wed421316133844-655
14Birmingham411314144961-1253
15Leeds421410184756-952
16Huddersfield421312175269-1751
17Bolton421310195160-949
18Reading411211184463-1947
19Brighton421015174350-745
20Fulham42129215475-2145
21Rotherham421013194264-2243
22Wigan42812223757-2036
23Millwall41812213567-3236
24Blackpool42413253483-4925
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