VIDEO: Watch Sheffield Wednesday's crucial 3-0 win over Charlton Athletic

Alex Lopez strikes to make it 3-0 for Sheffield Wednesday

Alex Lopez strikes to make it 3-0 for Sheffield Wednesday

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Sheffield Wednesday took a step closer to a play off place on Saturday with a 3-0 win over Charlton Athletic at a packed Hillsborough.

After toiling through the first half, the owls exploded into life after the break with Tom lees opening the scoring before Fernando Forestieri added the second.

Alex Lopez's long-range effort was deflected into his own goal by Addicks defender El-Hadji Ba to complete the scoring on a huge weekend for Carlos Carvalhal's side.

Away from S2, rivals for a place in the top six slipped up with Cardiff City drawing with Reading, Birmingham dropping two points against Fulham and Ipswich losing to Rotherham United - all this making for a potentially pivotal weekend for Wednesday.

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