Wednesday make capital gains

Last updated : 01 December 2019 By Chris Morris
1st win in 6 for Monk's men
 
Sheffield Wednesday ended a frustrating run of results on Saturday with a lunchtime win at Charlton Athletic. Garry Monk's side were well om top for much of the encounter but had to wait until late on to wrap up the points.
 
Wednesday started brightly and were unfortunate not to take the lead when Nuhiu powered in a header from Forestieri's free-kick, only to be denied by the offside flag. Not to be denied the visitors did hit the front on 17 minutes when Bannan's delicious 1st time cross was headed expertly into the corner of the goal by Fletcher.
 
Wednesday should have doubled their lead on 25 minutes when Harris clipped to the back post for Fletcher. His header was well saved by Phillips but the rebound fell perfectly for Forestieri who somehow missed the target from close range.
The Owls paid dearly for that miss when Charlton drew level within two minutes. Doughty beat Odubajo with ease down the Owls right and his cross found Bonne whose shot went in off the post via a defection off Tom Lees.
 
The goal was against the run of play and Wednesday could have been back in front before half-time but Phillips was out quickly to deny Bannan.
 
Wednesday didn't appear to let their frustration at the scoreline hamper them and their domination of the game continued after the break. Phillips denied Harris with a fine save after Bannan had set the Owls winger on his way and the former Cardiff player sent a curling effort just wide moments later.
 
Just as the game was about to enter the final 10 minutes Wednesday earned a big chance and took their opportunity. Murphy was upended in the box as he tried to make inroads and Fletcher made no mistake from the penalty spot despite the attempts of Phillips to put him off. 
 
Charlton managed to apply some late pressure but couldn't find a shot on target and the game was wrapped up in injury time when Nuhiu powered in a header from a perfect Reach cross.
 
The Owls are now within 3 points of 4th placed Nottingham Forest and face in-form Brentford at Hillsborough next Saturday.