Sheffield Wednesday remain in the relegation zone after drawing at fellow Championship strugglers Charlton.

Dale Stephens gave the Addicks the lead soon after the break from Lawrie Wilson's through-ball.

Connor Wickham equalised from close range after good work from Chris Maguire and Kieran Lee, although there was a suspicion of offside.

Simon Church had a chance to win it for Charlton late on but he fired over from 18 yards out.

It is a busy time off the pitch for both clubs. On Saturday, it was announced Belgian businessman Roland Duchatelet is in negotiations with Charlton about a takeover of the club, while Wednesday are still looking for a manager almost a month after sacking Dave Jones.

Owls not travelling well

Sheffield Wednesday have won only once on the road this season, collecting only 10 points from the 36 available so far away from Hillsborough

Owls caretaker Stuart Gray, who had won two of his five games prior to kick-off, started with Maguire and Wickham up front and the latter was lively, forcing three saves from Ben Alnwick early on.

Owls centre-back Roger Johnson went even closer when his volley looped onto the crossbar.

After the break Yann Kermorgant had a chance for the Addicks and moments later they had the lead when Wilson fed Stephens to fire past Chris Kirkland.

That lead lasted 12 minutes as Wickham scored from inches despite claims for offside from the Addicks.

The striker, on loan from Sunderland, had chances to win it, heading over from a corner and firing wide after being set up by Lee.

Atdhe Nuhiu wanted a penalty for Wednesday after going down in the box but referee Fred Graham did not award it and they almost lost it at the end but Church fired over.

Charlton manager Chris Powell on more funds if Belgian businessman Roland Duchatelet completes the takeover of the club:

"The club are looking to push it over the line.

"Once it all goes through, if it does then, a new pitch will be the third thing I will ask about.

"The first will be tie up these players who have six months on their contracts. I want to find out about the players' future - they deserve that.

"Then it will be about my staff and myself and also about the club because the fans need to know where we are going. Ultimately it is the fans' club but we need investment."

Sheffield Wednesday caretaker manager Stuart Gray:

"We adapted better to the conditions and dominated from start to finish.

"We became a charity club by giving away a goal. But in fairness to the players they stuck at it and got the equaliser.

"I'm disappointed we only got one point because we deserved three.

"We had decided to flood the midfield, which we did - and it worked."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Charlton Athletic

  • 12 Alnwick
  • 23 Wilson
  • 03 Evina Booked
  • 24 Cousins
  • 05 Morrison
  • 15 Wood
  • 32 Stewart (Dervite - 73' )
  • 08 Stephens
  • 09 Church
  • 18 Kermorgant
  • 04 Jackson (Green - 73' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 02 Hughes
  • 06 Dervite
  • 07 Green
  • 10 Sordell
  • 30 Pope
  • 31 Lennon
  • 35 Pigott

Sheffield Wednesday

  • 01 Kirkland
  • 22 Palmer Booked
  • 03 Johnson
  • 06 Semedo
  • 08 Johnson
  • 36 Loovens
  • 20 Lee
  • 27 McPhail Booked (Maghoma - 55' )
  • 29 Wickham
  • 18 Maguire
  • 17 Helan (Nuhiu - 55' )

Substitutes

  • 10 Maghoma
  • 11 Johnson
  • 16 McCabe
  • 19 Mattock
  • 26 Martinez
  • 32 Llera
  • 34 Nuhiu
Ref: Fred Graham
Att: 16,377

Match Stats

Shots

10 21

On target

1 5

Corners

4 4

Fouls

10 5

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

90:00 +4:14 Full time

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

90:00 +2:25 Booking

Booking Danny Green (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +2:12

Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:12

Foul by Danny Green (Charlton Athletic).

90:00 +0:55

Attempt missed. Simon Church (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Simon Church.

89:21

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Yann Kermorgant tries a through ball, but Simon Church is caught offside.

88:46

Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jacques Maghoma with a cross.

87:00 Booking

Booking Cedric Evina (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

86:52

Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:52

Foul by Cedric Evina (Charlton Athletic).

84:43

Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:43

Foul by Danny Green (Charlton Athletic).

83:33

Attempt missed. Dale Stephens (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

83:14

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Jacques Maghoma.

82:40

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Glenn Loovens.

82:37

Attempt blocked. Simon Church (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Danny Green.

80:36

Attempt saved. Roger Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Maguire with a cross.

80:10

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Michael Morrison.

79:58

Attempt blocked. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Connor Wickham.

79:30

Attempt missed. Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Josè Semedo.

77:05

Attempt blocked. Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

76:41

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Reda Johnson.

76:12

Foul by Roger Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday).

76:12

Danny Green (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Danny Green replaces Johnnie Jackson.

72:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Dorian Dervite replaces Cameron Stewart.

70:23

Attempt missed. Connor Wickham (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jacques Maghoma with a cross.

67:53

Attempt missed. Connor Wickham (Sheffield Wednesday) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Liam Palmer with a cross.

64:46

Foul by Jacques Maghoma (Sheffield Wednesday).

64:46

Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:24

Attempt missed. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Connor Wickham.

62:24

Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:24

Foul by Simon Church (Charlton Athletic).

61:53 Booking

Booking Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.

60:48

Attempt missed. Simon Church (Charlton Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Cedric Evina with a cross.

58:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Charlton Athletic 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1. Connor Wickham (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

57:56

Attempt blocked. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

54:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Jeremy Helan.

54:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jacques Maghoma replaces Stephen McPhail.

53:09

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

52:26

Delay in match Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

52:00

Attempt missed. Connor Wickham (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kieran Lee.

50:28

Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Josè Semedo.

49:28

Attempt missed. Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Kieran Lee with a cross following a corner.

48:54

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Michael Morrison.

48:50

Attempt blocked. Connor Wickham (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josè Semedo.

46:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Charlton Athletic 1, Sheffield Wednesday 0. Dale Stephens (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Lawrie Wilson.

45:43

Attempt missed. Yann Kermorgant (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

45:00

Second Half begins Charlton Athletic 0, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

45:00 +1:07 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

40:37

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Connor Wickham tries a through ball, but Liam Palmer is caught offside.

40:14

Attempt saved. Connor Wickham (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

38:59

Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

38:59

Foul by Dale Stephens (Charlton Athletic).

38:32

Attempt saved. Connor Wickham (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Maguire.

38:23

Attempt missed. Cedric Evina (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

37:40

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Glenn Loovens.

34:28

Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:28

Foul by Simon Church (Charlton Athletic).

32:51

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Jordan Cousins tries a through ball, but Simon Church is caught offside.

30:51

Roger Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Stephen McPhail with a cross following a corner.

29:57

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Dale Stephens.

28:55

Foul by Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday).

28:55

Simon Church (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:09

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Kieran Lee tries a through ball, but Chris Maguire is caught offside.

24:54 Booking

Booking Stephen McPhail (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

24:32

Foul by Stephen McPhail (Sheffield Wednesday).

24:32

Yann Kermorgant (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

23:35

Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:35

Foul by Dale Stephens (Charlton Athletic).

23:09

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

21:08

Attempt missed. Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from long range on the left is too high. Assisted by Stephen McPhail.

20:23

Roger Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:23

Foul by Simon Church (Charlton Athletic).

18:12

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Ben Alnwick tries a through ball, but Yann Kermorgant is caught offside.

17:35

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Chris Kirkland tries a through ball, but Connor Wickham is caught offside.

17:25

Attempt missed. Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

15:13

Attempt blocked. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

13:43

Attempt blocked. Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

13:10

Foul by Stephen McPhail (Sheffield Wednesday).

13:10

Yann Kermorgant (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:09

Attempt missed. Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jeremy Helan.

10:33

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Lawrie Wilson.

9:31

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Josè Semedo tries a through ball, but Jeremy Helan is caught offside.

5:46

Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:46

Foul by Simon Church (Charlton Athletic).

2:16

Attempt saved. Connor Wickham (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stephen McPhail.

2:02

Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

2:02

Foul by Cameron Stewart (Charlton Athletic).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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