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Charlton Athletic 3-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Morgan Fox and Reza Ghoochannejhad
Reza Ghoochannejhad had not scored since the first round of the League Cup in August

Charlton secured their first victory in 13 matches as they eased to a surprising win over high-flying Sheffield Wednesday at The Valley.

Johnnie Jackson's header gave the hosts their first goal in five games before forward Simon Makienok's toe-poke put them two up before the break.

Wednesday fell further behind after the restart as Reza Ghoochannejhad put away defender Morgan Fox's pinpoint cross.

The visitors scored a late consolation through Fernando Forestieri's strike.

Pre-match protests by the homes fans did little to distract the team from helping interim manager Karel Fraeye earn his first win since taking charge in late October.

Charlton started the brighter and when captain Jackson was inexplicably left unmarked as Johann Berg Gudmundsson took a corner, he timed his run from the edge of the box perfectly to thump home the opener.

The Addicks continued to attack and on the stroke of half-time Makienok finished off a brilliant passage of play that saw El-Hadji Ba and Ghoochannejhad combine well on the left before the striker played the ball to Gudmundsson, who duly set up the Dane to score.

Midfielder Gudmundsson was once again instrumental in Charlton's third goal, cutting the visiting defence apart with a chip to Fox, who then set up Ghoochannejhad for a simple tap-in.

Although the Owls had come into the game unbeaten in their previous 11 matches, they managed just two shots on target as they slipped to ninth in the table. Despite a hugely welcome victory, Charlton remain in the relegation places.

Charlton interim manager Karel Fraeye:

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Fareye on Charlton v Sheffield Wednesday

"It was a game on paper that everyone said we had no chance.

"Wednesday were unbeaten in 11 games and we were on poor run and had not scored, so from the outside the perception for our team was very negative.

"But inside we believed we had the qualities and I put into the head of the players how hard work pays off.

"Even though Sheffield Wednesday got a goal back, I knew it was going to be our day and we were not going to lose."

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal:

"We have played a lot of games with high intensity, for example against Arsenal, and we have kept four clean sheets but we did not have the energy.

"Charlton played with high intensity and we could not match their style.

"It was not about complacency, it was about the lack of energy. Players could not deal with it. It can happen.

"No one can control this kind of thing. It was a bad day for us but congratulations to Charlton.

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Henderson
  • 20SollySubstituted forHolmes-Dennisat 24'minutes
  • 5Bauer
  • 6Sarr
  • 21FoxBooked at 70mins
  • 22BaBooked at 60minsSubstituted forMoussaat 66'minutes
  • 12Diarra
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 4Jackson
  • 9Makienok
  • 16GhoochannejhadSubstituted forLookmanat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 17Holmes-Dennis
  • 18Ahearne-Grant
  • 19Bergdich
  • 24Charles-Cook
  • 30Pope
  • 37Lookman
  • 44Moussa

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 32Hunt
  • 15Lees
  • 5LoovensSubstituted forSassoat 45'minutes
  • 36Pudil
  • 33Wallace
  • 20Lee
  • 4HutchinsonBooked at 31minsSubstituted forLucas Joãoat 45'minutes
  • 41BannanBooked at 64mins
  • 45ForestieriBooked at 55mins
  • 14HooperSubstituted forMcGuganat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Semedo
  • 9Nuhiu
  • 10McGugan
  • 17Helan
  • 18Lucas João
  • 23Sasso
  • 28Wildsmith
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
16,267

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 3, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 3, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Attempt missed. Lewis McGugan (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Barry Bannan went off injured after Sheffield Wednesday had used all subs.

Daniel Pudil (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Simon Makienok (Charlton Athletic).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) because of an injury.

Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Franck Moussa (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt missed. Lewis McGugan (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Simon Makienok (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Ademola Lookman (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Franck Moussa.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Ademola Lookman replaces Reza Ghoochannejhad.

Vincent Sasso (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Simon Makienok (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt missed. Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ross Wallace with a cross.

Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Naby Sarr (Charlton Athletic).

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

Foul by Reza Ghoochannejhad (Charlton Athletic).

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

Foul by Alou Diarra (Charlton Athletic).

Foul by Vincent Sasso (Sheffield Wednesday).

Simon Makienok (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 3, Sheffield Wednesday 1. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kieran Lee with a cross.

Booking

Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic).

Foul by Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Daniel Pudil tries a through ball, but Fernando Forestieri is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Barry Bannan.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Lewis McGugan replaces Gary Hooper.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Franck Moussa replaces El-Hadji Ba.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Booking

Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday).

Alou Diarra (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Vincent Sasso.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull1610422681834
2Brighton169702112934
3Burnley169522314932
4Middlesbrough1693424121230
5Derby1686222111130
6Birmingham168442417728
7Cardiff166731712525
8Reading166642317624
9Sheff Wed166642019124
10Ipswich166642323024
11Brentford166372123-221
12Fulham165562928120
13QPR165562224-220
14Wolves165472021-119
15Leeds164751619-319
16Blackburn163851515017
17Preston163851113-217
18Nottm Forest164571216-417
19Huddersfield163671623-715
20Bristol City163671726-915
21MK Dons1642101423-914
22Charlton163491426-1213
23Bolton161871022-1211
24Rotherham1623111733-169
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