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Sheffield Wednesday 1 Charlton Athletic 2

25 February 2014

Simon Church

Simon Church

Charlton Athletic reached the FA Cup quarter-finals with a 2-1 win at Sheffield Wednesday on Monday night.

Simon Church scored a second-half winner as the Addicks secured a trip to League 1 strugglers Sheffield United on Saturday.

The winners of that tie are guaranteed a Wembley date for the semi-finals.

Chris Powell's visitors went in front on 22 minutes when Astrit Ajdarevic's shot fell to Callum Harriot, who beat Damian Martinez with a thumping half-volley.

Wednesday, playing for a Steel City derby in the quarter-finals, equalised through Leon Best after 65 minutes.

He found the roof of the net after Chris Maguire's free-kick was headed on by Miguel Llera.

The impressive Church ghosted in to score the winner from captain Johnnie Jackson's free-kick after 65 minutes.

Addicks boss Chris Powell celebrated by swinging from the crossbar in front of the travelling fans.

Powell said: "I guess adrenalin took over with all those fist pumps and swinging on the bar but I just wanted to share the moment with our supporters because they have been massive for us.

"They have stuck by me and the team and they deserve moments like this. There is a lot of hard work ahead but maybe this could be our year."

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