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Rotherham United 1-1 Charlton Athletic

Luciano Becchio
Becchio's goal was his first since joining the club on loan from Norwich

Charlton remained unbeaten in the Championship but were forced to settle for a point in a 1-1 draw at Rotherham.

Substitute Luciano Becchio's header ensured a share of the points for the Millers after Johann Gudmundsson's left-foot finish on 27 minutes.

Both sides had chances to snatch all three points in the closing minutes.

Scott Loach saved smartly on the line from Frederic Bulot before Joe Skarz's close-range header was tipped round a post by Charlton's Stephen Henderson.

Charlton took the lead when Gudmundsson cut in from the right and curled a shot low into the far corner, with a deflection off the foot of Rotherham midfielder Paul Green taking the ball wide of Loach's dive.

Rotherham's equaliser came as Becchio headed in a cross from fellow substitute Ben Pringle after 69 minutes.

The hosts had earlier had a goal disallowed when Jordan Bowery was flagged offside as he forced the ball home at the far post from Becchio's header across.

Rotherham boss Steve Evans:

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Evans on Rotherham v Charlton

(On a handball decision not given in his side's favour) "It wasn't just handball. He almost had hold of the ball, put it up his shirt and looked as fat as me."

"If we are not going to get a penalty for that we might as well rewrite the rule book."

Charlton Athletic boss Bob Peeters:

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Peeters on Rotherham v Charlton

(On the same incident involving Johnnie Jackson) "I think it could have been. I think the referee has done a good job.

"I told him at half-time not to get carried away because people were putting pressure on him.

"I need to see the game back to see if it was a penalty."

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 1Loach
  • 3Skarz
  • 20MorganBooked at 66mins
  • 16Richardson
  • 4Arnason
  • 28Wordsworth
  • 26TaylorSubstituted forPringleat 68'minutes
  • 11Green
  • 10Bowery
  • 33SmallwoodSubstituted forFrecklingtonat 45'minutes
  • 9RevellSubstituted forBecchioat 39'minutesBooked at 78mins

Substitutes

  • 5Broadfoot
  • 8Frecklington
  • 18Pringle
  • 21Collin
  • 22Becchio
  • 27Derbyshire
  • 29Clarke-Harris

Charlton

  • 1Henderson
  • 16Wiggins
  • 20Solly
  • 26Ben Haim
  • 6Bikey Amougou
  • 4Jackson
  • 24CousinsSubstituted forFoxat 90+4'minutes
  • 7Berg GudmundssonSubstituted forHarriottat 80'minutes
  • 17BuyensBooked at 88mins
  • 10MoussaBooked at 18minsSubstituted forBulotat 60'minutes
  • 14Vetokele

Substitutes

  • 2Wilson
  • 5Morrison
  • 8Bulot
  • 11Harriott
  • 21Fox
  • 29Tucudean
  • 30Pope
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
9,620

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home23
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 1, Charlton Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 1, Charlton Athletic 1.

Attempt missed. Joe Skarz (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Frazer Richardson with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Morgan Fox replaces Jordan Cousins.

Attempt missed. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Anthony Wordsworth.

Attempt saved. Joe Skarz (Rotherham United) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Frazer Richardson with a cross.

Booking

Yoni Buyens (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yoni Buyens (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt saved. Frédéric Bulot (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rhoys Wiggins.

Attempt missed. Kári Arnason (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Pringle with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by André Bikey.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Johnnie Jackson.

Attempt blocked. Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lee Frecklington.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Kári Arnason.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Callum Harriott replaces Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

Attempt missed. Luciano Becchio (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Booking

Luciano Becchio (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Luciano Becchio (Rotherham United) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Attempt blocked. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Frazer Richardson.

Offside, Rotherham United. Joe Skarz tries a through ball, but Luciano Becchio is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

Frédéric Bulot (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (Rotherham United).

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 1, Charlton Athletic 1. Luciano Becchio (Rotherham United) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ben Pringle with a cross.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by André Bikey.

Attempt blocked. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luciano Becchio with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Ben Pringle replaces Paul Taylor.

Attempt missed. André Bikey (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jordan Cousins with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Kári Arnason.

Booking

Craig Morgan (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Craig Morgan (Rotherham United).

Attempt missed. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kári Arnason.

Attempt missed. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Anthony Wordsworth.

Offside, Rotherham United. Luciano Becchio tries a through ball, but Jordan Bowery is caught offside.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Chris Solly.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Frédéric Bulot replaces Franck Moussa.

Franck Moussa (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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As It Stood

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3Wolves852183517
4Watford8512158716
5Middlesbrough8503137615
6Sheff Wed843184415
7Charlton8350129314
8Derby83411510513
9Blackburn84131414013
10Reading84131111013
11Leeds84131010013
12Ipswich732296311
13Millwall832388011
14Brentford8323913-411
15Bournemouth8233121119
16Cardiff82331011-19
17Wigan72239818
18Brighton8224810-28
19Rotherham8224610-48
20Birmingham8143714-77
21Bolton8125713-65
22Huddersfield8125718-115
23Blackpool8026310-72
24Fulham8017619-131
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