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Rotherham United 0-2 Charlton Athletic

Charlton Athletic scored a goal in each half to secure victory over a wasteful Rotherham United at the New York Stadium.

Patrick Bauer headed the visitors in front and the points were secured in controversial fashion by Josh Magennis after Rotherham's Jamie Proctor was felled in the build-up and eventually stretchered off.

Rotherham missed a glaring chance in the opening 10 minutes when Proctor bundled a shot wide from close range after being picked out by Kieffer Moore.

Charlton took advantage of the let-off on 16 minutes when Bauer rose highest to head in Jake Forster-Caskey's corner.

Semi Ajayi should have levelled but his six-yard header from Joe Newell's corner flew wide.

Charlton could have doubled their lead before the break, but Richard O'Donnell turned behind Ricky Holmes' curling effort.

Moore took on a chance himself when Proctor was much better placed as Rotherham made a lively start to the second half.

Charlton secured the win in the 66th minute when Magennis headed in Holmes' dipping cross but Rotherham's fans were furious that referee Trevor Kettle had allowed play to continue with Proctor down.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 2EmmanuelSubstituted forVaulksat 56'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 5Ajayi
  • 20IhiekweBooked at 47mins
  • 3MattockBooked at 42mins
  • 23R WilliamsSubstituted forTaylorat 45'minutes
  • 8Frecklington
  • 16PotterBooked at 75mins
  • 22Newell
  • 24Moore
  • 9ProctorSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Vaulks
  • 7Forde
  • 11Taylor
  • 18Purrington
  • 19Clarke-Harris
  • 25Cummings
  • 30Bilboe

Charlton

  • 1Amos
  • 20Solly
  • 5Bauer
  • 6Pearce
  • 22Dasilva
  • 19Forster-Caskey
  • 3Kashi
  • 14Fosu-HenrySubstituted forAhearne-Grantat 85'minutes
  • 11HolmesBooked at 83minsSubstituted forKonsaat 89'minutes
  • 10ClarkeSubstituted forNovakat 85'minutes
  • 9MagennisBooked at 29mins

Substitutes

  • 4Jackson
  • 8Crofts
  • 13Phillips
  • 15Konsa
  • 18Ahearne-Grant
  • 21Novak
  • 23Sarr
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
7,976

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 0, Charlton Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 0, Charlton Athletic 2.

Attempt missed. Joe Newell (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Chris Solly.

Attempt saved. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jason Pearce (Charlton Athletic).

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Will Vaulks (Rotherham United).

Foul by Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic).

Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Ezri Konsa Ngoyo replaces Ricky Holmes.

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic).

Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Darren Potter.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Darren Potter.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Lee Novak replaces Billy Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Karlan Ahearne-Grant replaces Tarique Fosu-Henry.

Foul by Jon Taylor (Rotherham United).

Jay Dasilva (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tarique Fosu-Henry (Charlton Athletic).

Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic).

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Ahmed Kashi.

Attempt missed. Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Darren Potter (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tarique Fosu-Henry (Charlton Athletic).

Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic).

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Chris Solly.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jonson Clarke-Harris replaces Jamie Proctor because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 0, Charlton Athletic 2. Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Ricky Holmes.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Jason Pearce.

Attempt missed. Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough4400124812
2Wigan431082610
3Shrewsbury431063310
4Charlton43017349
5Fleetwood43016339
6Scunthorpe42207258
7Oxford Utd42116247
8Blackpool42117617
9Bradford42116517
10Blackburn42027616
11Bristol Rovers420278-16
12Doncaster41216605
13Walsall41216605
14Portsmouth412145-15
15Southend4121610-45
16Wimbledon411234-14
17Bury411247-34
18Plymouth411247-34
19Rotherham41036603
20MK Dons410326-43
21Gillingham402235-22
22Rochdale402236-32
23Oldham400428-60
24Northampton4004210-80
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