Match ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Sheffield Wednesday 1.
League One leaders Sheffield Wednesday set a new English Football League club record as they went 20 games unbeaten with a win at Charlton Athletic.
The Owls had already hit the post through Barry Bannan before taking a ninth-minute lead through Liam Palmer.
Palmer had time and space from 10 yards out to control Jaden Brown’s pass before rolling past Charlton keeper Ashley Maynard-Brewer.
Maynard-Brewer saved Palmer and Dominic Iorfa in the first half, and Addicks defender Lucas Ness produced a perfectly timed tackle to deny Josh Windass.
But on Wednesday they were not so sure after the restart. Charlton striker Miles Leaburn drilled a cross attempt in front of goal, while goalkeeper Cameron Dawson deflected Corey Blackett-Taylor’s low shot around his right post.
Iorfa made a vital tackle on Leaburn after Dawson was only able to stop Addicks substitute Chuks Aneke’s effort from 20 yards out.
They kept their 19th league clean sheet on Wednesday and are now three points clear of second-placed Plymouth, who lost 5-2 at Peterborough.
Match report provided by PA Media.
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Second half ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Sheffield Wednesday 1.
Foul by Ryan Inniss (Charlton Athletic).
Aden Flint (Sheffield Wednesday) has been fouled in the defensive zone.
Attempt blocked. Jack Payne (Charlton Athletic) deflected left footed shot from outside the box.
Jesurun Rak-Sakyi (Charlton Athletic) has been fouled in the opposite field.
Foul by Akin Famewo (Sheffield Wednesday).
Change, Sheffield Wednesday. Fisayo Dele-Bashiru replaces Josh Windass.
Failed attempt. George Byers’ (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the center of the box goes too high. Assisted by Will Vaulks with a cross from a set piece.
Foul by George Dobson (Charlton Athletic).
Dennis Adeniran (Sheffield Wednesday) has received a foul on the right wing.
Foul by Sean Clare (Charlton Athletic).
Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) has been fouled in the defensive zone.
Attempt saved. Lee Gregory (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Barry Bannan.
Attempt saved. Clear shot high and through the center of the goal. Ryan Inniss (Charlton Athletic) header from the center of the box. Assisted by Jack Payne with a cross.
Jack Payne (Charlton Athletic) has been fouled in the opposite field.
Foul by Aden Flint (Sheffield Wednesday).
Hand ball by Corey Blackett-Taylor (Charlton Athletic).
Delay. They are ready to continue.
Change, Charlton Athletic. Jack Payne replaces Chuks Aneke due to injury.