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Charlton Athletic 0-1 Bristol City

Lee Johnson
Lee Johnson (left) left his job at Barnsley to take over at Ashton Gate

Bristol City beat fellow strugglers Charlton in front of new manager Lee Johnson to climb out of the Championship relegation zone.

Johnson was appointed Robins boss earlier on Saturday afternoon but watched on from the directors' box.

The visitors won it thanks to Lee Tomlin's 21st-minute penalty after the Bournemouth loanee had been pushed by Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

The Addicks created openings but never came close to levelling.

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Riga on Charlton v Bristol City

This defeat, coupled with Bolton's win over Rotherham, means Jose Riga's men have dropped to the foot of the table.

Meanwhile, Bristol City have gone up to 20th in the Championship and are now three points clear of the relegation zone.

It could have been more comfortable for the visitors but Addicks keeper Stephen Henderson, who perhaps should have kept out Tomlin's spot-kick, made fine saves from two Luke Freeman efforts.

Charlton's clearest chance fell to striker Zakarya Bergdich but he shot tamely at keeper Richard O'Donnell.

Charlton boss Jorge Riga:

"The main reason we avoided going down last time was my positivity. But I'm also realistic, I'm not a dreamer.

"There are lots of games still left to play."

Bristol City joint stand-in manager Wade Elliott:

"We defended well, limited them to few opportunities and we looked lively on the counter.

"It's credit to the players, they are a really good bunch.

"The manager coming in has inherited a good group of players, there are some great characters and he has come into a good place."

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Henderson
  • 20Solly
  • 50Teixeira
  • 26Lennon
  • 21FoxSubstituted forHarriottat 78'minutes
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 8Cousins
  • 4JacksonBooked at 76minsSubstituted forBaat 84'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 19BergdichBooked at 40mins
  • 37LookmanSubstituted forGhoochannejhadat 63'minutes
  • 9Makienok

Substitutes

  • 6Sarr
  • 11Harriott
  • 16Ghoochannejhad
  • 22Ba
  • 28Johnson
  • 30Pope
  • 39Poyet

Bristol City

  • 12O'Donnell
  • 2Little
  • 4Flint
  • 17BakerBooked at 70mins
  • 13Golbourne
  • 21PackBooked at 37mins
  • 7SmithBooked at 5mins
  • 15Freeman
  • 14ReidSubstituted forWagstaffat 66'minutes
  • 9TomlinSubstituted forWilbrahamat 61'minutes
  • 22KodjiaSubstituted forAgardat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Fielding
  • 3Williams
  • 10Agard
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 16Pearce
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 20Burns
Referee:
Mike Jones
Attendance:
14,342

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Bristol City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Bristol City 1.

Booking

El-Hadji Ba (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by El-Hadji Ba (Charlton Athletic).

Kieran Agard (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Kieran Agard (Bristol City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Freeman.

Foul by Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic).

Kieran Agard (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Scott Golbourne.

Attempt blocked. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Simon Makienok with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. El-Hadji Ba replaces Johnnie Jackson.

Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City).

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Stephen Henderson.

Attempt saved. Luke Freeman (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Aaron Wilbraham.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Stephen Henderson.

Attempt saved. Luke Freeman (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Kieran Agard with a headed pass.

Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Kieran Agard replaces Jonathan Kodjia.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Callum Harriott replaces Morgan Fox.

Attempt saved. Marlon Pack (Bristol City) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Scott Wagstaff.

Attempt saved. Nathan Baker (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Luke Freeman with a cross.

Booking

Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic).

Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Luke Freeman (Bristol City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jonathan Kodjia.

Offside, Bristol City. Korey Smith tries a through ball, but Jonathan Kodjia is caught offside.

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

Booking

Nathan Baker (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Reza Ghoochannejhad (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Baker (Bristol City).

Foul by Reza Ghoochannejhad (Charlton Athletic).

Aden Flint (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Luke Freeman (Bristol City).

Attempt blocked. Reza Ghoochannejhad (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Zakarya Bergdich.

Simon Makienok (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Scott Wagstaff replaces Bobby Reid.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull29175745192656
2Middlesbrough28175638152356
3Burnley301510548262255
4Brighton29141143728953
5Derby301312540261451
6Sheff Wed301311645331250
7Ipswich3013983937248
8Birmingham3013893830847
9Cardiff30111273833545
10Nottm Forest30101283125642
11Wolves301010103940-140
12Brentford30117124244-240
13QPR3091293635139
14Preston3091292728-139
15Reading3099123333036
16Leeds30812102934-536
17Huddersfield3088144044-432
18Blackburn2861392525031
19Fulham29611124449-529
20Bristol City30610142547-2228
21MK Dons2976162341-1827
22Rotherham3074193655-1925
23Bolton30412142849-2124
24Charlton3059162656-3024
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