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Charlton Athletic 0-1 Ipswich Town

Noel Hunt
Noel Hunt failed to score in 22 appearances for Leeds

Debutant Noel Hunt scored in the 95th minute to hand promotion-chasing Ipswich victory at Charlton.

There were a total of 40 efforts on goal in the match, but only Hunt found the back of the net with a low drive that beat the reach of Nick Pope.

Winger Callum Harriott went close for the home side on three occasions, while full-back Chris Solly forced a great save from Bartosz Bialkowski.

It was a first league goal in over two years for forward Hunt.

The 31-year-old, on loan from Leeds, last scored a first-team goal in January 2013, with his last league goal - in Reading's 2-2 Premier League draw with Swansea - in October 2012.

Victory moves Ipswich into second, a point behind leaders Derby.

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Peeters on Charlton v Ipswich

Charlton remain two points off the play-off places, but showed enough strength in attack to suggest they will be in contention for promotion later in the season.

There were far more chances in the first 45 minutes than the second, with Ipswich inches away from taking the lead in the first minute when Luke Chambers headed wide.

Addicks keeper Pope was also kept busy, keeping out long-range efforts from Town top-scorer Daryl Murphy and another from winger Paul Anderson.

At the other end, Charlton youth product Harriott impressed, firing a right-footed effort wide and forcing a good save from Polish keeper Bialkowski, who also blocked a fierce Solly drive.

Harriott, 20, should have given the home side the lead in the 70th minute when the pacy Igor Vetokele broke down the left before pulling the ball back for Harriott, who swung his boot but failed to connect from six yards out.

With seconds of the match remaining, substitute Hunt finally broke the deadlock. The Irishman took advantage when Charlton defender Tal Ben Haim lost possession as he surged forward, drilling from 20 yards past the reach of Pope.

Charlton manager Bob Peeters:

"It was cruel, yes, but we only have ourselves to blame. We had enough chances to win maybe two games but it's about finishing.

"It's about putting the ball in the net, that's why they are up there and we are where we are.

"But if your centre-back thinks he can go and dribble in the middle of the park and you get cocky then you get punished.

"From one of my most experienced players, it was unforgivable. The only ones to blame are ourselves."

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy:

"We are tough, hard working, belligerent, stubborn. They are good guys and good footballers.

"Towards the end we looked more likely to get the win. If you put Noel Hunt and Conor Sammon on then you've got a chance. Hunt is a good addition for us.

"He was unfortunate at Leeds - it just didn't happen, we hope it happens here.

"We're in the promotion race, just that."

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 30Pope
  • 20Solly
  • 26Ben Haim
  • 6Bikey Amougou
  • 21Fox
  • 7Berg GudmundssonSubstituted forBulotat 90+2'minutes
  • 12Coquelin
  • 4JacksonSubstituted forWilsonat 76'minutes
  • 24Cousins
  • 11HarriottSubstituted forTucudeanat 86'minutes
  • 14Vetokele

Substitutes

  • 2Wilson
  • 3Gomez
  • 8Bulot
  • 15Onyewu
  • 29Tucudean
  • 43Ahearne-Grant
  • 44Etheridge

Ipswich

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 2Parr
  • 4Chambers
  • 5Smith
  • 3Mings
  • 8Skuse
  • 18Tabb
  • 12HuntSubstituted forSammonat 76'minutes
  • 11AndersonSubstituted forHuntat 83'minutes
  • 10McGoldrick
  • 9Murphy

Substitutes

  • 1Gerken
  • 14Bajner
  • 16Hunt
  • 23Henshall
  • 24St Ledger
  • 28Clarke
  • 32Sammon
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
16,613

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home21
Away19
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home5
Away3

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Ipswich Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Ipswich Town 1.

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 0, Ipswich Town 1. Noel Hunt (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by David McGoldrick with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Frédéric Bulot.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Noel Hunt (Ipswich Town) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Frédéric Bulot replaces Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Conor Sammon (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by David McGoldrick.

Attempt saved. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cole Skuse.

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Morgan Fox tries a through ball, but George Tucudean is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. George Tucudean replaces Callum Harriott.

Attempt missed. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Noel Hunt replaces Paul Anderson.

Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic).

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Jay Tabb.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

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

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Morgan Fox tries a through ball, but Callum Harriott is caught offside.

Jonathan Parr (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt blocked. Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tal Ben Haim.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Conor Sammon replaces Stephen Hunt.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Lawrie Wilson replaces Johnnie Jackson.

Foul by Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town).

Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jay Tabb with a cross.

Attempt missed. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Solly.

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Daryl Murphy with a headed pass.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Stephen Hunt.

Attempt missed. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Igor Vetokele.

Attempt saved. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luke Chambers.

David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by André Bikey (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt blocked. Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson with a cross.

Attempt missed. Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum Harriott.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Nick Pope.

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