Sheffield Wednesday 4 Charlton 1

By Rob Virtue on January 19, 2009 10:29 AM |

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Normal service resumed for Charlton at Hillsborough on Saturday as the Addicks crashed to a 4-1 defeat.

Manager Phil Parkinson was hopeful of continuing where they left against Norwich in the FA Cup last week, but it was a disappointing day all round for the travelling fans.

Parkinson brought Graeme Murty, Matthew Spring, Tom Soares and Andy Gray into the side, but the team were always second best against the Owls.

Wednesday took the lead when Darren Potter scored on his debut with a deflected shot going past Randolph on 16 minutes.

A bundled goal from Marcus Tudgay then doubled their lead before the break, and virtually killed off the game.

Former Addick Francis Jeffers then came back to haunt Charlton, when he got on the end of a Michael Gray cross to turn the ball past Randolph.

Charlton did get a consolation four minutes before the end when Spring scored from distance.

However, Wednesday completed the damage in injury time when Tudgay scored his second, increasing Charlton's winless run in the league to 18 games.

Charlton: Randolph; Murty (Moutaouakil 53), Basey, Fortune, Hudson; Sam, Spring, Bailey, Shelvey (Dickson 68), Soares (Holland 68); Gray.

Sheff Wed: Grant; Buxton, Spurr, Beevers, Wood; Johnson (Small 64), O'Connor, Potter (McAllister 85), Gray; Jeffers (Boden 74), Tudgay.

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