Sheffield Wednesday 2 Charlton Athletic 0: Owls move into League One play-off places

First-half goals from George Byers and Callum Paterson were enough to give Sheffield Wednesday a 2-0 victory over Charlton Athletic.

The Owls got off to an electric start and took the lead after just five minutes when Byers nodded in from a Barry Bannan free-kick.

Bannan nearly doubled Wednesday’s lead just before the half-hour mark but the midfielder curled just wide.

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The home side did get their second of the game on the stroke of half-time after Paterson converted Marvin Johnson’s low cross to get his second goal in two matches.

MATCH ACTION: Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Charlton Athletic. Picture: PA Wire.

Mason Burstow could have halved the deficit at the start of the second half but his shot went straight at goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

Johnson had a good opportunity to make it three but his effort was well blocked by Chris Gunter.

Wednesday defended well for the remainder of a second half with few clear-cut chances and saw the game out to move into the play-off places, while the Addicks remain 16th.

MANAGER: Darren Moore. Picture: PA Wire.