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Charlton Athletic 0-3 Brentford

John Swift
John Swift (left) is on loan at Brentford from Chelsea

Charlton slumped to their seventh defeat in nine league games with defeat at home by Brentford, prompting the Addicks to dismiss coach Guy Luzon.

John Swift opened the scoring for the visitors with a 26th-minute header and Alan Judge's delightful curling effort on 55 minutes made it 2-0.

Substitute Lasse Vibe added a third five minutes from time to lift Brentford up to 12th in the league.

It was Lee Carsley's third win on the bounce after taking charge last month.

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Luzon post Brentford

Franck Moussa had a great chance for Charlton after just four minutes but the unmarked Belgian was off target from 10 yards after a nice cross from Tony Watt.

Brentford opened the scoring after the lively Judge added another assist to his tally as he whipped in an inviting cross from the right and Swift all too easily planted his header beyond Stephen Henderson.

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Carsley on Brentford v Charlton

Alan McCormack's pile-driver from 25 yards then smacked the crossbar after he was teed up by Marco Djuricin. After the break Judge added a second when he advanced to the edge of the box and clipped a lovely effort into the top corner.

Charlton were all out of fight and Vibe sealed victory when he latched on to Judge's inch-perfect pass and beat Henderson at the near post.

Brentford head coach Lee Carsley:

"It's not a first time manager's role. It's not a see how you get on, it's a big job with a forward thinking club potentially going to the Premier League. I don't feel I am the right person for that.

"I thought we performed better at Wolves. At Wolves we controlled the game from start to finish but I didn't think we did that today.

"I thought we rode our luck in the first 20 minutes. It was important not to give Charlton any lifts and we did that for the first 20 minutes.

"The way we took our chances, the way we pressured them, we won the ball back quickly, we did all the basics well."

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Henderson
  • 20Solly
  • 5Bauer
  • 6Sarr
  • 21Fox
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 4Jackson
  • 8Cousins
  • 44MoussaSubstituted forMcAlenyat 61'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 32WattSubstituted forAhearne-Grantat 76'minutes
  • 9MakienokSubstituted forGhoochannejhadat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Ghoochannejhad
  • 17Holmes-Dennis
  • 18Ahearne-Grant
  • 19Bergdich
  • 22Ba
  • 28McAleny
  • 30Pope

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 28Yennaris
  • 6Dean
  • 26Tarkowski
  • 3Bidwell
  • 15Woods
  • 12McCormackSubstituted forCanosat 89'minutes
  • 20Diagouraga
  • 19SwiftSubstituted forKerschbaumerat 62'minutes
  • 18Judge
  • 8DjuricinSubstituted forVibeat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Hofmann
  • 16Bonham
  • 17Kerschbaumer
  • 21Vibe
  • 22O'Connell
  • 24Gogia
  • 47Canos
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
14,585

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home13
Away16
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Brentford 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Brentford 3.

Attempt saved. Conor McAleny (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Karlan Ahearne-Grant.

Attempt saved. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Johnnie Jackson.

Attempt blocked. Alan Judge (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lasse Vibe.

Attempt missed. Harlee Dean (Brentford) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Alan Judge with a cross following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Sergi Canos replaces Alan McCormack.

Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic).

Alan Judge (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Conor McAleny (Charlton Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 0, Brentford 3. Lasse Vibe (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alan Judge following a fast break.

Attempt missed. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Conor McAleny.

Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic).

Foul by Konstantin Kerschbaumer (Brentford).

Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Conor McAleny (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nico Yennaris (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor McAleny (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt missed. Karlan Ahearne-Grant (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Konstantin Kerschbaumer (Brentford).

Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Karlan Ahearne-Grant replaces Tony Watt.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Lasse Vibe replaces Marco Djuricin.

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Johnnie Jackson tries a through ball, but Reza Ghoochannejhad is caught offside.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Patrick Bauer.

Toumani Diagouraga (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic).

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Johann Berg Gudmundsson tries a through ball, but Reza Ghoochannejhad is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Conor McAleny (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

Attempt saved. Conor McAleny (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Reza Ghoochannejhad.

Offside, Brentford. Ryan Woods tries a through ball, but Marco Djuricin is caught offside.

Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Konstantin Kerschbaumer replaces John Swift.

Hand ball by Conor McAleny (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Conor McAleny replaces Franck Moussa.

James Tarkowski (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton138501810829
2Hull137421981125
3Burnley137421812625
4Middlesbrough137332091124
5Derby136611810824
6Birmingham137331913624
7Reading136432012822
8Cardiff125521511420
9Sheff Wed135531816220
10QPR135442222019
11Fulham134542219317
12Brentford135261920-117
13Ipswich134541621-517
14Wolves134361820-215
15Huddersfield133551316-314
16Nottm Forest133551114-314
17Leeds132741217-513
18Blackburn132651214-212
19Preston132651013-312
20MK Dons133281219-711
21Bristol City122461522-710
22Charlton132471121-1010
23Rotherham132381524-99
24Bolton131661020-109
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