Alan Pardew's season from hell continued as his Charlton side crashed to a comprehensive 5-2 defeat against Sheffield United at The Valley.
The hosts were behind after just seven minutes courtesy of James Beattie's close-range finish.
But they were level soon after when Linvoy Primus headed in.
However their joy was shortlived when further strikes from Gary Speed, who nodded in Brian Howard's cross, and Matthew Kilgallon, who tucked in after Nicky Weaver flapped, left them 3-1 down at half-time.
Any hopes of a second-half comeback were extinguished within eight minutes of the restart as Kelly Youga's headed an own-goal and Stephen Quinn's drive deepened the gloom in south-east London.
Hameur Bouazza pulled a goal back in the 55th minute when he tucked away Lloyd Sam's pass, but it was too little too late for the Addicks.