Sheffield Wednesday: Garry Monk explains why Fernando Forestieri was substituted at half-time in Charlton Athletic win

Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk said forward Fernando Forestieri was hauled off at half-time in their 3-1 win over Charlton Athletic after he reported an injury to his knee.
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The Argentina-born forward made his first start in a Monk side after an encouraging cameo from the bench in a frustrating draw with Birmingham in midweek and provided a number of probing runs and touches in an eventful 45 minutes.

His afternoon will be most widely remembered for a horror miss just two yards out from the Charlton line, however, which was punished just seconds later when the home side scored at the other end.

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Forestieri was replaced at half-time by Jacob Murphy, who won a penalty for Wednesday’s second goal late on, after suffering a knock in a tackle towards the end of the first half.

Explaining the change, Monk said: “He felt that he had jarred his knee and said that he couldn’t continue at half-time so I made the change.

“He had a glorious chance. We all know what Fernando can do and we want him to do it, all of us.”

Forestieri operated on the left of a four-man midfield, with Nuhiu called upon to partner Fletcher up front in a two-man attack.

Monk said: “He’ll get his opportunities as I keep saying and he’s got to take them. He’s got lads around him pushing hard and he has to match them.

“I’m sure he will.”