Sheffield Wednesday lost at home for the first time this season as they were beaten by promotion rivals Charlton.

Johnnie Jackson scored the only goal when he curled a free-kick from 20 yards into the top corner after Reda Johnson had fouled Bradley Pritchard.

Bradley Wright-Phillips could have made it 2-0 when he was put through but he could not beat goalkeeper Nicky Weaver.

Ben Hamer saved two headers from Johnson and blocked a shot from Chris Lines as Wednesday failed to equalise.

Charlton remain four points clear at the top of League One ahead of Sheffield United, while Wednesday drop down to fourth place in the table.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sheffield Wednesday manager Gary Megson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I'm disappointed, I think everybody is disappointed not just with the result, but with the way that we played.

"It's nowhere near like how we've been playing and not just in the last few weeks but all season.

"I think you have to give credit to the opposition they're a good side, hard to break down and it was vital that you scored the first goal against them and we didn't do that."

Charlton Athletic manager Chris Powell told BBC London 94.9:

"I think every single Charlton supporter will be proud of the team this evening. They saw a team that really wants to do something together.

"They worked extremely hard. The will to win was there and it was a fantastic piece of quality to win it.

"We stood up to it all today. We like going away and Sheffield like to play at home - something had to give and it went our way."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Sheffield Wed

  • 01 Weaver
  • 04 Batth
  • 05 R Jones Booked
  • 06 Semedo Booked
  • 17 Johnson
  • 20 Otsemobor
  • 08 Lines
  • 16 Jones (Lowe - 64' )
  • 09 O'Grady
  • 10 Marshall (Morrison - 74' )
  • 14 Madine Booked (Llera - 64' )

Substitutes

  • 43 Bywater
  • 32 Llera
  • 07 Prutton
  • 19 Morrison
  • 30 Lowe

Charlton Athletic

  • 01 Hamer
  • 05 Morrison
  • 06 Taylor
  • 16 Wiggins
  • 20 Solly
  • 04 Jackson
  • 07 Green (Russell - 72' )
  • 18 Pritchard (Cort - 90' )
  • 22 Hollands
  • 10 Wright-Phillips (Clarke - 75' )
  • 36 Kermorgant Booked

Substitutes

  • 13 Sullivan
  • 28 Cort
  • 08 Stephens
  • 37 Russell
  • 40 Clarke
Ref: Swarbrick
Att: 26,759

Match Stats

Shots

9 6

On target

6 5

Corners

6 6

Fouls

16 7

Live Text Commentary

94:37 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +4:19

Danny Hollands takes a shot. Save by Nicky Weaver.

90:00 +2:28

Corner taken by Chris Lines from the right by-line.

90:00 +1:21

The ball is swung over by Miguel Angel Llera, Clinton Morrison takes a shot. Johnnie Jackson makes a save.

90:00 +0:38 Substitution

Substitution Bradley Pritchard goes off and Leon Cort comes on.

83:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Miguel Angel Llera on Rhoys Wiggins. Johnnie Jackson takes the direct free kick.

83:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Solly by Ryan Lowe. Free kick taken by Chris Solly.

82:15

Corner taken by Johnnie Jackson from the right by-line.

81:47

Reda Johnson challenges Chris Solly unfairly and gives away a free kick. Johnnie Jackson restarts play with the free kick.

80:28

Rob Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rhoys Wiggins. Rhoys Wiggins takes the direct free kick.

80:09 Booking

Booking Rob Jones booked for unsporting behaviour.

77:50 Booking

Booking Jose Vitor Semedo booked for unsporting behaviour.

77:30

Jose Vitor Semedo concedes a free kick for a foul on Bradley Pritchard. Ben Hamer takes the direct free kick.

77:02

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Lines, save by Ben Hamer.

74:40 Substitution

Substitution Bradley Wright-Phillips goes off and Leon Clarke comes on.

73:14 Substitution

Substitution Ben Marshall goes off and Clinton Morrison comes on.

72:58

Effort from outside the penalty box by Chris O'Grady goes wide right of the target.

71:02 Substitution

Substitution Danny Green leaves the field to be replaced by Darel Russell.

71:02

Ryan Lowe is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Ben Hamer.

70:31

Rhoys Wiggins produces a cross, Nicky Weaver makes a save.

69:23

Danny Batth gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Hollands. Direct free kick taken by Ben Hamer.

68:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yann Kermorgant on Jon Otsemobor. Jon Otsemobor restarts play with the free kick.

67:28

Effort on goal by Chris O'Grady from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

66:31

Chris Lines fouled by Rhoys Wiggins, the ref awards a free kick. Nicky Weaver restarts play with the free kick.

65:28

The ball is crossed by Jon Otsemobor.

64:32

Inswinging corner taken by Danny Green from the left by-line.

63:29 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Lowe replaces Mike Jones.

63:29 Substitution

Substitution Gary Madine goes off and Miguel Angel Llera comes on.

63:29

Gary Madine is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Bradley Wright-Phillips takes the free kick.

62:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bradley Wright-Phillips on Reda Johnson. Free kick taken by Nicky Weaver.

60:54

Corner taken right-footed by Ben Marshall.

60:44

Ben Marshall sends in a cross, clearance by Matthew Taylor.

59:50

Unfair challenge on Bradley Pritchard by Jose Vitor Semedo results in a free kick. Ben Hamer takes the direct free kick.

58:41

Corner taken right-footed by Danny Green, Rob Jones manages to make a clearance.

58:34

The ball is swung over by Bradley Wright-Phillips, clearance made by Jon Otsemobor.

57:02

Inswinging corner taken by Ben Marshall from the right by-line.

56:42

Chris O'Grady takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Morrison.

54:36

Foul by Yann Kermorgant on Danny Batth, free kick awarded. Nicky Weaver takes the direct free kick.

54:01

Chris O'Grady is ruled offside. Ben Hamer takes the free kick.

52:55

Bradley Wright-Phillips is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Nicky Weaver takes the free kick.

51:31

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ben Marshall.

51:08

The ball is delivered by Mike Jones, blocked by Danny Hollands.

50:32

The referee blows for offside. Nicky Weaver takes the free kick.

48:47

Bradley Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Save made by Nicky Weaver.

46:36

Danny Green produces a cross.

45:46

Danny Hollands fouled by Rob Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Hamer takes the free kick.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +4:25 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +3:23

The assistant referee signals for offside against Gary Madine. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Hamer.

45:00 +0:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Green on Jose Vitor Semedo. Nicky Weaver takes the direct free kick.

42:37

Yann Kermorgant takes a shot. Rob Jones gets a block in.

41:40 Booking

Booking Booking for Yann Kermorgant for unsporting behaviour.

41:10

The assistant referee flags for offside against Bradley Wright-Phillips. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Weaver.

40:05

Johnnie Jackson takes a corner.

39:57

Danny Green crosses the ball, clearance made by Chris Lines.

39:29

Reda Johnson takes a shot. Save made by Ben Hamer.

37:52

Reda Johnson produces a cross.

36:44

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Johnnie Jackson, Nicky Weaver fouled by Matthew Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Nicky Weaver restarts play with the free kick.

34:02

Chris Lines takes a shot. Save made by Ben Hamer.

33:13

Danny Hollands fouled by Mike Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Hamer.

32:26

Effort from outside the penalty box by Chris O'Grady goes wide left of the target.

31:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mike Jones on Rhoys Wiggins. Free kick taken by Danny Green.

30:55

Michael Morrison has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

29:58

Foul by Yann Kermorgant on Reda Johnson, free kick awarded. Nicky Weaver takes the direct free kick.

29:30

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Green, clearance made by Nicky Weaver.

28:36

Free kick taken by Ben Hamer.

28:36 Booking

Booking Gary Madine is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

28:19

Foul by Gary Madine on Matthew Taylor, free kick awarded.

27:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Johnnie Jackson - Sheff Wed 0 - 1 Charlton Johnnie Jackson grabs a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Sheff Wed 0-1 Charlton.

25:50

Reda Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bradley Pritchard.

24:38

Corner taken right-footed by Ben Marshall from the right by-line, Ben Hamer manages to make a clearance.

24:18

Ben Marshall takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Solly.

20:20

Gary Madine is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ben Hamer takes the indirect free kick.

19:04

Unfair challenge on Danny Hollands by Mike Jones results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Hamer.

16:11

Chris Lines takes a shot. Save by Ben Hamer.

13:12

The ball is swung over by Ben Marshall, Michael Morrison makes a clearance.

11:34

Michael Morrison fouled by Gary Madine, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Hamer.

10:25

The ball is delivered by Chris Lines, clearance made by Ben Hamer.

9:01

The ball is swung over by Ben Marshall.

7:31

Chris Solly delivers the ball.

5:54

Bradley Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Save by Nicky Weaver.

4:42

Unfair challenge on Danny Green by Ben Marshall results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Hamer.

4:33

Jon Otsemobor delivers the ball.

3:49

Ben Marshall crosses the ball.

0:25

Gary Madine challenges Danny Hollands unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Hamer takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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