Charlton Athletic were beaten 3-1 at home by Sheffield Wednesday in Saturday’s early kick-off in the Sky Bet Championship.

A Steven Fletcher double was added to by a stoppage time goal from Atdhe Nuhiu, with Macauley Bonne scoring the only goal of the game for the hosts.

Defeat saw Charlton remain in 17th, while the Owls climbed to ninth in the table.

Talking after the game, Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk was very impressed with his side’s performance.

As quoted by BBC Sport, Monk said: “I’m pleased for the players because we’ve had a lot of frustration recently, when we’ve played as well as that, we haven’t taken our chances and we’ve made costly mistakes.”

“But we wanted to show that we still had the belief and character to respond even though we’ve had a tricky period when we haven’t won games when we’ve deserved to.

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“We’ve taken leads in games and something has gone against us, but I saw the belief in the players.

“We could easily have felt sorry for ourselves when they equalised, but we didn’t and we showed a great response. It was a deserved win.”

It was a different afternoon for Charlton boss Lee Bowyer, who bemoaned his side’s bad luck with injuries.

He said: “It was a tough day. We’ve got enough injuries, but then to chuck in a few illnesses as well doesn’t help. It was a bit of everything. Sickness, diarrhoea, not good.”

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“I hate losing. That’s quite obvious to see but I’ve just said to the players: ‘Hold your heads up high. You should be proud of putting on a great team performance. They can’t give any more that what they are giving out there. We were in the game right up until the 80th minute.”


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