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Charlton Athletic 3-0 Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield manager Chris Powell
Huddersfield manager Chris Powell played more than 200 times for opponents Charlton

Huddersfield manager Chris Powell endured a miserable return to Charlton as Tony Watt hit a brace as the Addicks stormed to three points.

Powell played more than 200 times for the London side and was manager for three years between 2011 and 2014.

They fell behind in the first half as Icelandic winger Johan Gudmundsson struck in a free-kick from 25-yards.

Scottish striker Watt netted twice in the second half, calmly slotting in his first, before firing home the second.

The victory allowed Guy Luzon's side to leapfrog their opponents into 12th place, while the Terriers drop down to 14th.

The visitors had the ball in the net in the first half, but striker Ishmael Miller was penalised for hauling down home goalkeeper Stephen Henderson.

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Luzon on Charlton v Huddersfield

The deadlock was broken midway through the first half as dead-ball specialist Gudmundsson curled in a free-kick past visiting keeper Alex Smithies.

Miller had a chance to level the scores soon after, but dragged a shot wide from the edge of the area.

Huddersfield were punished for that missed chance in the second half as Igor Vetokele found Watt, who steadied himself before firing home.

The Terriers' Murray Wallace hit a low drive that was kept out by Henderson, before Watt found room to break forward and wrap up all three points.

Charlton manager Guy Luzon:

"My target when I'm coach is to bring results and the way we bring the results.

"It was very important for us that today with a full stadium that the fans and the people around the club would go home with a good feeling. It's also very important the way we play.

"When I win ugly it's okay but I like to win beautiful. I believe, if you play ugly football, in the long-term you will not bring results.

"Tony is a player that in the summer I fought a lot to sign him at Standard Liege and I'm happy that me and him are together at Charlton now."

Huddersfield manager Chris Powell:

"We were second best. We were beaten by the better team and we just couldn't get going over the course of the game. We didn't deserve anything.

"My relationship with Charlton supporters and the way they are, I wouldn't think anything less of them.

"It was beyond what any supporters would do to the opposition manager. But I am not surprised with how they were.

"It was very touching and emotional for me but I am quite embarrassed as well. They have moved on and we have moved on, but it was a great moment for me in my long career and it's something that I won't forget."

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Henderson
  • 20Solly
  • 3GomezBooked at 40mins
  • 22Johnson
  • 21Fox
  • 7Berg GudmundssonSubstituted forWilsonat 54'minutes
  • 17Buyens
  • 24CousinsBooked at 36mins
  • 8BulotSubstituted forDiarraat 74'minutes
  • 14Vetokele
  • 32WattSubstituted forEaglesat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wilson
  • 6Bikey Amougou
  • 9Eagles
  • 12Diarra
  • 18Church
  • 36Dmitrovic
  • 40Lepoint

Huddersfield

  • 1Smithies
  • 2EdgarSubstituted forSmithat 64'minutes
  • 4Hudson
  • 15Wallace
  • 17RobinsonBooked at 89mins
  • 7Scannell
  • 6HoggSubstituted forCoadyat 64'minutes
  • 8Butterfield
  • 30BunnSubstituted forLolleyat 73'minutes
  • 9Vaughan
  • 11Miller

Substitutes

  • 10Coady
  • 13Murphy
  • 18Lolley
  • 25Carroll
  • 27Smith
  • 28Gobern
  • 45Majewski
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
25,545

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home17
Away21
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 3, Huddersfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 3, Huddersfield Town 0.

Attempt blocked. Jacob Butterfield (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Murray Wallace (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jacob Butterfield (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Yoni Buyens (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt saved. Chris Eagles (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Alou Diarra (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

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

Booking

Jack Robinson (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jack Robinson (Huddersfield Town).

Joseph Gomez (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jack Robinson (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Morgan Fox.

James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Joseph Gomez (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt saved. Chris Eagles (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alou Diarra.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Chris Eagles replaces Tony Watt.

Foul by Tommy Smith (Huddersfield Town).

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

Conor Coady (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joseph Gomez (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt missed. Ishmael Miller (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jacob Butterfield with a cross following a set piece situation.

Tommy Smith (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Alou Diarra replaces Frédéric Bulot.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Joe Lolley replaces Harry Bunn.

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 3, Huddersfield Town 0. Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Igor Vetokele with a headed pass.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Stephen Henderson.

Attempt saved. Murray Wallace (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Harry Bunn.

Attempt missed. Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tommy Smith.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Stephen Henderson.

Attempt blocked. Jacob Butterfield (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tommy Smith.

Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tommy Smith with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Conor Coady replaces Jonathan Hogg.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Tommy Smith replaces David Edgar.

Attempt missed. Yoni Buyens (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Morgan Fox following a corner.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by James Vaughan.

Attempt blocked. Yoni Buyens (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

goal

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