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Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Charlton Athletic

Adam Le Fondre
Adam Le Fondre scored his first goal for Wolves since joining on loan from Cardiff in the summer

Wolves sealed their first home league win of the season and put an end to Charlton Athletic's unbeaten start thanks to Adam Le Fondre's late goal.

Johann Gudmundsson gave Charlton the lead in the second half with a powerful shot drilled under keeper Carl Ikeme.

Wolves equalised soon after when Dave Edwards coolly poked the ball home on the rebound after his shot was blocked.

And Le Fondre gave Wolves all three points when he fired Benik Afobe's low cross into the net.

Wolves almost took an early lead when Afobe laid the ball on to the onrushing James Henry, who curled the ball just wide of the post.

Ikeme kept the scores level when he caught Chris Solly's free-kick, while Wolves almost found a breakthrough but Edwards failed to latch onto Henry's cross.

The visitors were in front after the break through Gudmundsson's low shot and they could have doubled their lead when Zakarya Bergdich fired wide after stealing possession off Matt Doherty.

After a delay in play following an injury to Nouha Dicko, Wolves restored parity when Henry's low cross was stabbed past Charlton keeper Nick Pope at the second attempt by Edwards.

The hosts marked their first home league win of the season when Afobe's low cross deceived the Charlton back line to find its way to Le Fondre, who made no mistake from close range.

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett:

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Jackett on Wolves v Charlton

"I felt it was a deserved win. I thought we passed the ball very well and some of our play was excellent but we couldn't get that final ball or take the chances up and around the box in the first half.

"We went a goal behind slightly unluckily then I was delighted with the character of the team to come back after that.

"After two recent losses it was great to get three points going into the international break."

Charlton manager Guy Luzon:

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Luzon on Wolves v Charlton

"Of course I am very disappointed because I am pleased with our performance especially in the second half.

"We played well and played positive football, we moved the ball well. We scored one and had a chance to score the second.

"In the second half we had an influence on the game and took possession. I changed the tactics a bit and played with three in the midfield and we played better. So I am very disappointed because I think that we deserved more then zero points. But it is part of the game and we continue."

Line-ups

Wolves

  • 1Ikeme
  • 2Doherty
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 30Hause
  • 3Golbourne
  • 4Edwards
  • 16Coady
  • 11McDonaldSubstituted forOjoat 62'minutes
  • 7Henry
  • 10AfobeSubstituted forWallaceat 88'minutes
  • 9DickoSubstituted forLe Fondreat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Wallace
  • 18Iorfa
  • 19Price
  • 20Ojo
  • 26Martinez
  • 29Le Fondre
  • 48Enobakhare

Charlton

  • 30Pope
  • 20Solly
  • 12Diarra
  • 5Bauer
  • 21Fox
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 3KashiBooked at 23mins
  • 8Cousins
  • 19BergdichSubstituted forJacksonat 90'minutes
  • 18Ahearne-GrantSubstituted forBaat 45'minutes
  • 9MakienokSubstituted forVetokeleat 18'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Jackson
  • 6Sarr
  • 14Vetokele
  • 22Ba
  • 24Charles-Cook
  • 26Lennon
  • 27Mitov
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
19,583

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Charlton Athletic 1.

Full Time

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

Foul by Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic).

Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Foul by Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Johnnie Jackson replaces Zakarya Bergdich.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jed Wallace replaces Benik Afobe.

Attempt missed. Alou Diarra (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Charlton Athletic 1. Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sheyi Ojo with a cross.

Attempt missed. Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Sheyi Ojo with a cross.

Attempt missed. Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Dave Edwards.

Attempt blocked. Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Morgan Fox.

Foul by Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

El-Hadji Ba (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt missed. Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Henry with a cross.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Nick Pope.

Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt saved. Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Henry with a cross.

Foul by Kortney Hause (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Kortney Hause.

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Charlton Athletic 1. Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

goal

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4QPR5311108210
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7Birmingham42207438
8Charlton52216428
9Burnley52216608
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13Reading51315416
14Fulham51227705
15Sheff Wed512267-15
16Nottm Forest512245-15
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19Derby504145-14
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22Huddersfield503236-33
23Bolton503215-43
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