Tuesday, April 7
Feb 26, 2020 at 7.45pm UK
Sheff WedsSheffield Wednesday
CharltonCharlton Athletic
Fletcher (90')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Result: Steven Fletcher rescues late Sheffield Wednesday win against Charlton

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The striker headed in a stoppage-time winner at Hillsbrough.

Substitute Steven Fletcher's stoppage-time goal gave Sheffield Wednesday a 1-0 victory over Charlton for only their second win in 12 Sky Bet Championship games.

Wednesday were the better side, creating a host of chances to score, but a combination of wasteful finishing and an assured performance from opposition keeper Dillon Phillips kept the scoreline blank until Fletcher struck at the death.

Wednesday boss Garry Monk handed a recall to on-loan striker Connor Wickham and Macauley Bonne was included in Charlton's starting line-up for the first time since December.

During a quiet opening period, Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri put a speculative effort from distance off target and at the other end Josh Cullen saw his shot blocked.

Forestieri then tried a low shot from inside the area which Phillips pushed wide.

Charlton's Erhun Oztumer tried you play Lyle Taylor through the middle but Liam Palmer was alert to the danger and made a vital interception.

Forestieri had time to pick his spot but his attempted chip was easily gathered by Phillips and the Wednesday forward was again in the thick of the action, firing in a shot which was deflected wide.

The hosts had a good chance towards the end of the half when Jacob Murphy's cross was nodded down by Wickham to Forestieri whose shot was headed over by Keiran Lee from inside the six-yard box.

Forestieri had another chance within a minute of the restart when his shot hit the side netting after Barry Bannan slipped the ball through to him on the left side of the area.

It was the start of a good spell for Wednesday with Forestieri again threatening, seeing an effort deflected wide. Kadeem Harris also had a shot saved by Phillips.

Fletcher then posed problems for the visitors, first seeing his effort kept out by Phillips and then having a firm header superbly saved by the keeper. From the resulting corner, Wickham shot wide.

The visitors went close to taking the lead against the run of play when Taylor's long-range strike thumped against the bar.

Forestieri was involved again soon afterwards, trying a shot from distance which was well saved by Phillips.

When Taylor threatened from close range, Wednesday skipper Tom Lees made a vital challenge to block his effort.

With the clock ticking down, Palmer's free-kick was flicked on by Lees and Fletcher headed in from close range with home fans reacting with a mixture of relief and elation.

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