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Charlton Athletic 2-1 Bolton

Charlton got back to winning ways by beating Bolton 2-1
Victory takes Charlton up to seventh in the Championship

Neil Lennon suffered his first defeat in charge of Bolton as the Championship strugglers lost at Charlton.

The Trotters won at Birmingham on Saturday in Lennon's first game in charge but fell behind at The Valley when George Tucudean tucked home.

Johnnie Jackson then added a second for the hosts, slotting in from 15 yards.

Dean Moxey pulled a goal back with a low drive, but Bolton could not find an equaliser.

Match facts
Charlton are unbeaten in their eight home games in all competitions this season, winning five
Bolton have lost six of their nine away games in all competitions this season

Despite the defeat, there were still plenty of positives for Lennon, who replaced Dougie Freedman earlier this month, with Bolton the dominant side for large periods of the game.

Lee Chung-yong and Jermaine Beckford forced Charlton goalkeeper Stephen Henderson into early saves, but the hosts took the lead with their first real chance.

Yoni Buyens spotted Tucudean's run behind the Bolton defence and played a clever ball over the top for the Romanian, who raced towards goal and fired beyond Andy Lonergan.

The Bolton players did not let their heads drop as former Charlton defender Dorian Dervite headed narrowly over from a corner before Beckford missed the ball when in front of goal.

But Charlton doubled their lead early in the second half when Tucudean squared a pass for captain Jackson to slot home.

Moxey gave Bolton hope when he drilled in from the edge of the area, and Dervite came close to heading in a late equaliser, but Charlton held on for the win.

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Peeters on Charlton v Bolton

Charlton boss Bob Peeters:

"I said at half-time we need to get the second goal and then we can enjoy the game, but it wasn't like that.

"Our back four stood their ground, but it was not good for the heart. I think I aged about 10 years at the end.

"It's strange. When we were 1-0 down at Bournemouth on Saturday there were two minutes of added time and yet whenever we are winning it's five! Are they trying to give me a heart attack?"

Bolton manager Neil Lennon:

"We should have got something, but 'should' doesn't cut it.

"The reaction to going a goal down and two goals down was good, but it would be nice to stop going two goals down.

"The structure, the passing, the movement was excellent, it was just the last bit that was missing. We need to do a bit of work."

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Henderson
  • 2Wilson
  • 26Ben Haim
  • 6Bikey Amougou
  • 16Wiggins
  • 8BulotSubstituted forFoxat 79'minutes
  • 17BuyensBooked at 70mins
  • 4Jackson
  • 24Cousins
  • 10MoussaSubstituted forAhearne-Grantat 86'minutes
  • 29TucudeanBooked at 29minsSubstituted forHarriottat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Morrison
  • 11Harriott
  • 19Ansah
  • 21Fox
  • 27Munns
  • 30Pope
  • 43Ahearne-Grant

Bolton

  • 24Lonergan
  • 2McNaughton
  • 4Mills
  • 14Dervite
  • 3MoxeySubstituted forReamat 81'minutes
  • 7FeeneySubstituted forDaviesat 63'minutes
  • 6Spearing
  • 18Danns
  • 21PratleySubstituted forClaytonat 81'minutes
  • 27Lee Chung-yongBooked at 74mins
  • 10Beckford

Substitutes

  • 5Ream
  • 11Hall
  • 12Clayton
  • 13Kenny
  • 16Davies
  • 25Vela
  • 28Davies
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
13,433

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home5
Away21
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home1
Away14
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 2, Bolton Wanderers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 2, Bolton Wanderers 1.

Attempt missed. Tal Ben Haim (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Hand ball by Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Callum Harriott replaces George Tucudean.

Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by André Bikey (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt saved. Max Clayton (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Neil Danns.

Attempt missed. Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tim Ream.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Karlan Ahearne-Grant replaces Franck Moussa.

Attempt missed. Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by André Bikey.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jordan Cousins.

Attempt blocked. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Max Clayton (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Dorian Dervite with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Tim Ream replaces Dean Moxey.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Max Clayton replaces Darren Pratley.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jordan Cousins.

Attempt blocked. Dean Moxey (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Neil Danns.

Attempt missed. Matt Mills (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Neil Danns with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Morgan Fox replaces Frédéric Bulot.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Lawrie Wilson.

Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Yoni Buyens (Charlton Athletic).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match André Bikey (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

Booking

Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers).

Franck Moussa (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic).

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Rhoys Wiggins.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Rhoys Wiggins.

Attempt blocked. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

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

Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Yoni Buyens (Charlton Athletic).

Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tal Ben Haim (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt blocked. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Jay Spearing with a cross.

goal

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23Bolton132291023-138
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