Charlton 1 Sheffield Wednesday 0

By Rob Virtue on November 1, 2010 10:28 AM |


Charlton put the nightmare of the Brighton defeat at The Valley behind them with a convincing display and three points against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

It was just a fortnight since the Addicks were beaten 4-0 by the league leaders, but it was a completely different performance which saw them hold off the Yorkshire side.

Scott Wagstaff's 23rd minute drive deservedly put Charlton in front as they controlled the first half.

The second half was a much more even affair, but despite a couple of scrambles in the Charlton box, goalkeeper Rob Elliot was relatively untroubled.

After the match, manager Phil Parkinson heaped praise on midfielders Therry Racon and Jose Semedo.

"It was important we got the defensive part of our game back on track and while we were solid and stopped balls coming into the box we also played some good stuff," he said.

"I thought we got both sides of that balance right, typified by our two central midfield players."

Parkinson said an in-form Racon and Semedo could be the key to a successful season for the Addicks.

He said: "They're two great lads who want to win so much and they're great athletes.

"We keep having to remind them they are playing in England and they have to play the English game at times But they are learning and today they were very difficult for Sheffield Wednesday to cope with."