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Charlton Athletic 0-0 Blackpool

Blackpool's Ricardo Fuller (centre) in action against Charlton

An uninspiring affair at The Valley ended with a point apiece for Charlton and Blackpool.

Dale Stephens had an early sight of goal for the home side but curled a free-kick just over the bar.

A 25-yard Jordan Cousins strike for Charlton was also tipped around the post by Blackpool keeper Matt Gilks.

Tom Ince almost won the game for the visitors late on but angled a shot wide, leaving Blackpool with a fourth successive Championship draw.

Charlton managed to keep their first clean sheet of the season but have not won a game in their last six Championship outings and are just above the bottom three.

Blackpool, who lie fifth in the table, may have marginally had the better of the game but there was little to choose between the two sides.

Stephen Dobbie and Ince were the most likely candidates to score for the visitors but both failed to convert their strikes at goal.

Ince had a free-kick deflected narrowly wide before Callum Harriott headed a rare Charlton chance off target.

Dan Gosling, signed on loan from Newcastle, came on for Blackpool and he fired a long-range effort wide before Ince failed to take his late chance.

Charlton manager Chris Powell:

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Post-match: Charlton boss Chris Powell

"It's our first clean sheet of the season and our first at home since November. I have been willing us to get one and it has been individual mistakes that have really cost us.

"In respect of this game, another positive is that it's another point for us, especially with the players we have available.

"We are missing a number of key players but the boys who are out there are willing themselves and pushing themselves to try to get us wins and points."

Blackpool assistant manager Steve Thompson:

"A goal could have changed the game - it was what it needed.

"We just needed that bit of quality in the final third and that's what the game was lacking.

"From set plays we were trying to get it in the box but we couldn't find our strikers and it just ended up as two teams cancelling each other out.

"We had chances - we had the one with Thomas at the end which fell to him on his right peg - but there was a lot of huff and puff in the final third but not a lot of quality."

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Hamer
  • 23Wilson
  • 16Wiggins
  • 24Cousins
  • 5Morrison
  • 15Wood
  • 27GowerSubstituted forPritchardat 57'minutes
  • 8Stephens
  • 9ChurchSubstituted forStewartat 76'minutes
  • 10SordellSubstituted forPigottat 86'minutes
  • 11Harriott

Substitutes

  • 2Hughes
  • 3Evina
  • 6Dervite
  • 12Alnwick
  • 14Pritchard
  • 32Stewart
  • 35Pigott

Blackpool

  • 1Gilks
  • 6BroadfootBooked at 39mins
  • 3Robinson
  • 18OsbourneSubstituted forGoslingat 74'minutes
  • 20Cathcart
  • 5Mackenzie
  • 11InceBooked at 77mins
  • 17Basham
  • 19FullerSubstituted forDaviesat 79'minutes
  • 15DobbieSubstituted forBarkhuizenat 83'minutes
  • 12Bishop

Substitutes

  • 2Orr
  • 4Gosling
  • 8Chopra
  • 9Davies
  • 10Grant
  • 27Barkhuizen
  • 31Martínez
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
15,847

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Blackpool 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Blackpool 0.

Attempt missed. Neal Bishop (Blackpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Neal Bishop (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ben Hamer (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Joe Pigott replaces Marvin Sordell.

Foul by Craig Cathcart (Blackpool).

Cameron Stewart (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Tom Barkhuizen replaces Stephen Dobbie.

Steve Davies (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic).

Foul by Jack Robinson (Blackpool).

Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Steve Davies replaces Ricardo Fuller.

Attempt missed. Dan Gosling (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Thomas Ince.

Attempt blocked. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Thomas Ince (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Thomas Ince (Blackpool).

Bradley Pritchard (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Cameron Stewart replaces Simon Church.

Thomas Ince (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Dan Gosling replaces Isaiah Osbourne.

Craig Cathcart (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Richard Wood (Charlton Athletic).

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Matthew Gilks.

Attempt saved. Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Blackpool).

Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Isaiah Osbourne (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dale Stephens (Charlton Athletic).

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jordan Cousins.

Attempt blocked. Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Kirk Broadfoot.

Attempt missed. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Marvin Sordell with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Offside, Blackpool. Ricardo Fuller tries a through ball, but Stephen Dobbie is caught offside.

Foul by Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool).

goal

As It Stood

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2QPR108201026
3Leicester11722623
4Nottm Forest11641822
5Watford116321121
6Blackpool11551420
7Reading11542519
8Bournemouth11515-616
9Blackburn10433515
10Derby11434315
11Ipswich11434315
12Huddersfield11353314
13Leeds11425-314
14Brighton11344-113
15Middlesbrough11263-112
16Doncaster10334-212
17Wigan8323311
18Millwall11326-1111
19Birmingham11317-210
20Bolton11155-98
21Charlton10145-67
22Sheff Wed10064-66
23Yeovil11128-125
24Barnsley11128-165
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