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Wolves 0-0 Charlton Athletic

Wolves v Charlton
Benik Afobe (left) was making his full debut for Wolves following a move from Arsenal

Guy Luzon's first game as Charlton head coach ended in a hard-fought goalless draw against play-off hopefuls Wolves.

Wolves, who had won five of their last six league games, had the better of first half, but Charlton's Callum Harriott forced Carl Ikeme into a save.

The visitors looked dangerous on the break, and Ikeme was again on hand to turn away Tony Watt's strike.

Benik Afobe almost headed a late Wolves winner and Nouha Dicko also had an injury-time penalty appeal waved away.

Despite moving up to seventh in the league, Kenny Jackett's Wolves fell three points behind the play-off places,

Luzon, meanwhile, saw his new side end a three-game losing run, having missed last week's 5-0 demolition at Watford because of work permit problems.

Guzon's tough new job
Charlton's last victory came at Reading in the Championship on 8 November.

The Israeli set his stall out to frustrate, using two banks of four and restricting Wolves to long shots by Dave Edwards and Dominic Iorfa.

Despite the hosts having much of the ball, the Addicks came closest to a first-half goal when Johann Berg Gudmundsson's inswinging cross flashed just past the far post.

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Luzon on Wolves v Charlton

Jackett brought on Dicko and Scott Golbourne at half-time, but the visitors began the half stronger, with Harriott forcing a diving save from Ikeme.

Wolves were struggling for the killer final ball and Charlton were defending extremely well, epitomised by Morgan Fox's block on Rajiv van La Parra's side-foot volley.

The hosts upped the pressure late on and, after Afobe headed Golbourne's cross straight at debutant keeper Marko Dmitrovic, Dicko and Bikey both received yellow cards amid the subsequent melee.

Wolves fans signing a book of condolence for former owner Sir Jack Hayward, who died earlier this month
Wolves fans signed tributes for former owner Sir Jack Hayward, who died earlier this month
Charlton boss Guy Luzon
Israeli Luzon was previously manager of Standard Liege
Wolves v Charlton
Wolves' Nouha Dicko and Charlton's Andre Bikey clashed after a penalty appeal

Line-ups

Wolves

  • 1Ikeme
  • 33IorfaSubstituted forDohertyat 75'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 6Batth
  • 5StearmanBooked at 41mins
  • 30HauseSubstituted forGolbourneat 45'minutes
  • 19Price
  • 11McDonald
  • 7HenrySubstituted forDickoat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 4Edwards
  • 17van La Parra
  • 12Afobe

Substitutes

  • 2Doherty
  • 3Golbourne
  • 14Evans
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 27Jacobs
  • 29Kuszczak
  • 40Dicko

Charlton

  • 36Dmitrovic
  • 20Solly
  • 26Ben Haim
  • 6Bikey AmougouBooked at 90mins
  • 21FoxBooked at 87mins
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 17Buyens
  • 5VeljkovicSubstituted forGomezat 83'minutes
  • 24Cousins
  • 14VetokeleSubstituted forChurchat 78'minutes
  • 11HarriottSubstituted forWattat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wilson
  • 3Gomez
  • 16Wiggins
  • 18Church
  • 32Watt
  • 43Ahearne-Grant
  • 44Etheridge
Referee:
Andy D'Urso
Attendance:
23,487

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Charlton Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Charlton Athletic 0.

Booking

Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

André Bikey (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Jack Price.

Attempt blocked. Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra with a cross.

Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

Booking

Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt saved. Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Scott Golbourne with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Joseph Gomez replaces Milos Veljkovic.

Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Milos Veljkovic (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Simon Church replaces Igor Vetokele.

Attempt blocked. Yoni Buyens (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Igor Vetokele.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Matt Doherty replaces Dominic Iorfa.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Morgan Fox.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Carl Ikeme.

Attempt saved. Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Morgan Fox.

Attempt blocked. Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Golbourne with a cross.

Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Tony Watt replaces Callum Harriott.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Scott Golbourne.

Attempt saved. Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Callum Harriott.

Attempt saved. Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dominic Iorfa.

Foul by Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

André Bikey (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Carl Ikeme tries a through ball, but Benik Afobe is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Solly with a cross.

Foul by Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Milos Veljkovic (Charlton Athletic).

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Richard Stearman.

Attempt blocked. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Morgan Fox.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Rajiv van La Parra.

Attempt saved. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tal Ben Haim.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bournemouth27156657282951
2Middlesbrough27148542182450
3Ipswich27148546271950
4Brentford2715484436849
5Derby26146648252348
6Watford27145856312547
7Wolves2712873133-244
8Norwich27127850341643
9Sheff Wed2691072123-237
10Blackburn269983635136
11Birmingham269893139-835
12Nottm Forest2781093739-234
13Cardiff2797113640-434
14Fulham27104134047-734
15Huddersfield2797113545-1034
16Bolton2696112933-433
17Charlton2761472434-1032
18Reading2686123142-1130
19Brighton27611103035-529
20Leeds2778122838-1029
21Rotherham26511102133-1226
22Millwall2658132544-1923
23Wigan2749142636-1021
24Blackpool2738162150-2917
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