EFL clash turns into commentator’s worst nightmare with fans in stitches at team sheet

COMMENTATORS faced the worst kind of DOUBLE hat-trick in Charlton’s League One home clash with Wigan.

The Latics included three Smiths and three Charlies in their startling midfield – making it a potential Valley of doom for any nervous broadcasters.

Here's how the Latics revealed their midweek line-up


Here’s how the Latics revealed their midweek line-up
The poor Addicks saw one of Wigan's Charlies bag a quickfire double


The poor Addicks saw one of Wigan’s Charlies bag a quickfire doubleCredit: Rex

In terms of Smiths, one was fun – as Scott, 23 has been with his hometown club all his career.

But Wigan added double trouble with a pair of summer signings.

In came 23-year-old Matt Smith from Arsenal and namesake winger Jonny, 26, from Burton.

As for Charlies – Hughes, Kelman and Goode all made Tuesday’s line-up.

One fan responded to the team announcement by posting on X: “Up the Smith Smith Smith Charlie Charlie Charlie tics.”

The trio with Britain’s most popular surname couldn’t save the Smith-laden Latics from trailing at half-time.

But unfortunately it was own-goal from one of the Charlies that separated the teams – via centre-back centre-back Hughes.

The Smith-laden Latics reduced the alliteration hell for commentators in the second period as Charlie Goode and then Jonny Smith were taken off.

And it was certainly the right Charlie they kept on.

That’s because Charlie Kelman hit what seemed two match-turning goals in the space of just three minutes.

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But Charlton fought to back to earn a 2-2 draw through Chuks Aneke – who, ironically, has unique first and last names in English senior football!

Matt Smith, seen here against Peterborough, played the whole of Wigan's clash with Charlton


Matt Smith, seen here against Peterborough, played the whole of Wigan’s clash with CharltonCredit: Alamy


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