Sheffield Wednesday 1 Charlton Athletic 1
Anything to do with Sheffield Wednesday is of course always massive. Before the game the Addicks were the only Championship team whose season’s fate was already decided. It was mathematically impossible for the Addicks to go either up or down, whereas Wednesday were in desperate need of more points to stave off relegation!
No, I didn’t buy it either but cheap ticketing meant over 23,000 came through the Hillsborough turnstiles including a healthy Charlton contingent to witness a decent-ish game on a poor pitch between two sides with one eye on their summer holidays.
The strange thing was that we dominated the 1st half yet went in 1-0 down at half-time, and Wednesday dominated the 2nd half, yet allowed the Addicks to equalize.
I can’t fail to mention Eagles’ disallowed goal in the 1st period, which every Charlton person in the ground appeared to think was the wrong decision. Our goal did come though in the 75th minute, Johann Berg Gudmundsson confidently ramming home after an Eagles effort was saved.
JBG has been impressive all season and is a player of the year contender alongside Jordan Cousins and Stephen Henderson. The Icelander now has 11 goals for the season, the same as Vetokele in a similar amount of games.
Charlton stay 11th ahead of the Massives.
Addick Bloggers at Hillsborough: Chris Powell’s Flat Cap.
Elsewhere in the League: Millwall and Rotherham both lost to promotion chasers Watford and Middlesbrough respectively. Two points separate the top four, with Bournemouth on 80, Norwich and Watford on 79 and Middlesbrough on 78. Ipswich go 6th after just beating relegated Blackpool 3-2. The Tractor Boys are on 71 and only lead Brentford and Wolves below them on goal difference. Millwall and Wigan are 7 points behind Rotherham.