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Charlton Athletic 2-2 Blackpool

Charlton v Blackpool
Blackpool are now just five points adrift at the bottom of the Championship table

Steven Davies headed a late equaliser as bottom club Blackpool drew with Charlton Athletic at The Valley.

Chris Eagles poked Blackpool ahead with his first goal for the Seasiders, touching in Nyron Nosworthy's header.

Charlton equalised through Yoni Buyens' penalty before Jordan Cousins curled a beautiful effort past Joe Lewis.

But the visitors found a late leveller when Davies headed Tony McMahon's free-kick past Nick Pope to extend Blackpool's unbeaten run to four games.

Lee Clark's side have now lost just once in their last six games but they remain at the foot of the table, five points adrift of second-bottom Wigan.

The Addicks, looking for just their second win in eight games, fell behind to winger Eagles' opener.

Charlton were able to equalise before half-time when Peter Clarke tripped Igor Vetokele in the Blackpool box, and Buyens sent Lewis the wrong way with his penalty.

Clark made positive changes in the second half as he searched for a second win in three games, bringing on strikers Ishmael Miller and Nathan Delfouneso, but it was the hosts who went in front.

Cousins took advantage of the space afforded to him outside the area to curl a shot into the bottom corner for his second goal of the season.

However, just when Charlton thought they had wrapped up the points, Davies beat Pope to McMahon's looping set-piece and headed into an open net.

Victory could still have been Charlton's but defender Andre Bikey fired a late chance over the bar.

Charlton manager Bob Peeters:

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Peeters on Charlton v Blackpool

"It's very frustrating but that's football. It's a draw again and another time we've given away the lead.

"We played well after the (score was drawn at) 1-1 and the players could have done a bit better pushing for the 3-1.

"At the moment we don't need to look at the top six, we need to get a win and we'll see where we are in January."

Blackpool manager Lee Clark:

"The effort and application from the players and the never-say-die attitude was summed up by Steven's bravery for the equaliser.

"While my players have got that fighting spirit in them, fighting for every little point, we've given ourselves a chance and it gives you hope for the future.

"We've got to carry on that momentum and my players should take a lot of confidence from this."

Blackpool players celebrate
Blackpool have gone four games unbeaten in the Championship

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 30Pope
  • 3Gomez
  • 26Ben HaimBooked at 88mins
  • 6Bikey Amougou
  • 21Fox
  • 17Buyens
  • 20Solly
  • 24Cousins
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 14Vetokele
  • 11HarriottSubstituted forTucudeanat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wilson
  • 8Bulot
  • 15Onyewu
  • 23Pigott
  • 29Tucudean
  • 43Ahearne-Grant
  • 44Etheridge

Blackpool

  • 1Lewis
  • 26Foley
  • 6Clarke
  • 37Nosworthy
  • 35Kennedy
  • 29McMahon
  • 4Perkins
  • 25MurphySubstituted forMillerat 49'minutes
  • 31O'HaraBooked at 31mins
  • 12EaglesSubstituted forDelfounesoat 54'minutes
  • 9DaviesSubstituted forO'Keefeat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Orlandi
  • 14Delfouneso
  • 17Miller
  • 21Parish
  • 33Waddington
  • 38O'Keefe
  • 44O'Dea
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
15,411

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 2, Blackpool 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 2, Blackpool 2.

Attempt missed. André Bikey (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by George Tucudean.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Nyron Nosworthy.

Attempt saved. George Tucudean (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Igor Vetokele with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Stuart O'Keefe replaces Steve Davies because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 2, Blackpool 2. Steve Davies (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tony McMahon following a set piece situation.

Booking

Tal Ben Haim (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tal Ben Haim (Charlton Athletic).

Ishmael Miller (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Yoni Buyens.

Foul by George Tucudean (Charlton Athletic).

Peter Clarke (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Tony McMahon (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Hand ball by André Bikey (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt saved. Steve Davies (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kevin Foley.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dangerous play by Steve Davies (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. George Tucudean replaces Callum Harriott.

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

Hand ball by Ishmael Miller (Blackpool).

Attempt blocked. David Perkins (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

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

Attempt missed. Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jordan Cousins.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tony McMahon (Blackpool).

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

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 2, Blackpool 1. Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Solly.

Foul by Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic).

Tom Kennedy (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Nathan Delfouneso replaces Chris Eagles.

Offside, Blackpool. Nyron Nosworthy tries a through ball, but Ishmael Miller is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Ishmael Miller replaces Jacob Murphy.

Foul by Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic).

Tony McMahon (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

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7Norwich2196635241133
8Blackburn218763231131
9Nottm Forest217953126530
10Charlton2161232322130
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