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Charlton Athletic 0-0 Huddersfield Town

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Charlton remain bottom of the Championship after a goalless draw against Huddersfield in new manager Jose Riga's first match in charge.

Astrit Ajdarevic saw an early effort pushed wide by Huddersfield goalkeeper Alex Smithies.

After the break, on-loan Bolton striker Marvin Sordell also wasted two good opportunities, scuffing wide after being played through on goal.

Charlton's Dorian Dervite headed off the line from Nahki Wells.

The Addicks, who sacked Chris Powell as manager on Tuesday, are three points from safety, while Mark Robins's Terriers are 14th.

The home fans applauded throughout the third minute to mark the departure of Powell - he wore that number on his shirt when playing as a left-back during three separate spells at the club.

As the hosts made a solid start, on-loan Standard Liege midfielder Ajdarevic was denied from distance by Smithies and Reza Ghoochannejhad turned wide from Rhoys Wiggins's cross.

Michael Morrison and Ghoochannejhad both missed from Johnnie Jackson corners before Sordell wasted two good opportunities after the break.

Charlton goalkeeper Ben Hamer saved from Wells and Danny Ward before Wells saw his shot cleared by Dervite.

Charlton manager Jose Riga:

"That's the story of football, it's nothing new [on succeeding Chris Powell as manager]. I have so much respect for the ex-manager but it's football.

"The reaction from the crowd for my players was the most important thing. I am not here for me, I am here for Charlton.

"Often when something is new, people suspect it, but I will just focus on my qualities."

Huddersfield manager Mark Robins:

"It wasn't a game for the purists but we were good value for the point.

"We battled and worked hard and gave our fantastic away support something to cheer.

"It was a tough environment to play football in and I am very pleased with the clean sheet."

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Hamer
  • 23Wilson
  • 16Wiggins
  • 39PoyetBooked at 57mins
  • 5Morrison
  • 6Dervite
  • 11HarriottSubstituted forCousinsat 85'minutes
  • 42Ajdarevic
  • 10SordellSubstituted forChurchat 78'minutes
  • 8GhoochanneijhadSubstituted forPritchardat 64'minutes
  • 4Jackson

Substitutes

  • 7Green
  • 9Church
  • 14Pritchard
  • 15Wood
  • 21Thuram-Ulien
  • 24Cousins
  • 25Nego

Huddersfield

  • 1Smithies
  • 2Woods
  • 3DixonBooked at 90mins
  • 16Southern
  • 5Clarke
  • 15Wallace
  • 7ScannellSubstituted forHammillat 75'minutes
  • 6Hogg
  • 21WellsSubstituted forPatersonat 75'minutes
  • 8Clayton
  • 11Ward

Substitutes

  • 4Norwood
  • 10Gobern
  • 12Hammill
  • 13Bennett
  • 14Stead
  • 17Paterson
  • 27Smith
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
12,974

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home12
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Huddersfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Huddersfield Town 0.

Hand ball by Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic).

Booking

Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt missed. Keith Southern (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Paul Dixon.

Foul by Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton Athletic).

Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Simon Church (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Peter Clarke (Huddersfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Jordan Cousins replaces Callum Harriott.

Foul by Bradley Pritchard (Charlton Athletic).

Murray Wallace (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Simon Church (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Simon Church replaces Marvin Sordell.

Foul by Michael Morrison (Charlton Athletic).

Alex Smithies (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Keith Southern.

Attempt missed. Michael Morrison (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Johnnie Jackson with a cross following a corner.

Attempt saved. Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Diego Poyet.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Martin Paterson replaces Nahki Wells.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Adam Hammill replaces Sean Scannell.

Attempt missed. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Diego Poyet.

Attempt blocked. Dorian Dervite (Charlton Athletic) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Johnnie Jackson with a cross.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Alex Smithies.

Attempt saved. Astrit Ajdarevic (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lawrie Wilson.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Daniel Ward.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Bradley Pritchard replaces Reza Ghoochanneijhad.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Dorian Dervite.

Attempt blocked. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Clayton.

Reza Ghoochanneijhad (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town).

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Adam Clayton tries a through ball, but Peter Clarke is caught offside.

Booking

Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic).

Keith Southern (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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2Burnley351913357302770
3Derby35188960431762
4QPR34179840281260
5Nottm Forest351414755411456
6Reading3515101056411555
7Wigan331671042301255
8Brighton34141193728953
9Ipswich351312104539651
10Blackburn341210123942-346
11Watford341112114941845
12Bournemouth34129134451-745
13Middlesbrough351014114438644
14Huddersfield35128154546-144
15Leeds34128144749-244
16Bolton35913134650-440
17Sheff Wed34912133941-239
18Blackpool35911153049-1938
19Birmingham35910164247-537
20Doncaster3599173254-2236
21Millwall35710183262-3031
22Yeovil3478193049-1929
23Barnsley34611173159-2829
24Charlton31610152441-1728
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