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Charlton Athletic 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

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 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."

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 12Alnwick
  • 23Wilson
  • 3EvinaBooked at 87mins
  • 24Cousins
  • 5Morrison
  • 15Wood
  • 32StewartSubstituted forDerviteat 73'minutes
  • 8Stephens
  • 9Church
  • 18Kermorgant
  • 4JacksonSubstituted forGreenat 73'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Hughes
  • 6Dervite
  • 7Green
  • 10Sordell
  • 30Pope
  • 31Lennon
  • 35Pigott

Sheff Wed

  • 1Kirkland
  • 22PalmerBooked at 62mins
  • 3Johnson
  • 6Semedo
  • 8Johnson
  • 36Loovens
  • 20Lee
  • 27McPhailBooked at 25minsSubstituted forMaghomaat 55'minutes
  • 29Wickham
  • 18Maguire
  • 17HelanSubstituted forNuhiuat 55'minutes

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home10
Away21
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Full Time

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

Booking

Danny Green (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Danny Green (Charlton Athletic).
Attempt missed. Simon Church (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Simon Church.
Offside, Charlton Athletic. Yann Kermorgant tries a through ball, but Simon Church is caught offside.
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.

Booking

Cedric Evina (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Cedric Evina (Charlton Athletic).
Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Danny Green (Charlton Athletic).
Attempt missed. Dale Stephens (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.
Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Jacques Maghoma.
Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Glenn Loovens.
Attempt blocked. Simon Church (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Danny Green.
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.
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Michael Morrison.
Attempt blocked. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Connor Wickham.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester2315351448
2Derby2313551944
3Burnley2312831744
4QPR2312741143
5Nottm Forest2310941039
6Ipswich23986935
7Leeds231058835
8Brighton23986735
9Reading23977234
10Blackpool23887-232
11Huddersfield23878531
12Blackburn23878131
13Watford23797630
14Wigan22868130
15Middlesbrough23788529
16Bournemouth238510-1029
17Birmingham23779128
18Bolton23689-526
19Charlton235810-823
20Millwall235711-2122
21Doncaster235612-2221
22Sheff Wed223109-919
23Yeovil234514-1817
24Barnsley233713-2116
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