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Charlton Athletic 0-0 Blackpool

Blackpool's Ricardo Fuller (centre) in action against Charlton

An uninspiring affair at The Valley ended with a point apiece for Charlton and Blackpool.

Dale Stephens had an early sight of goal for the home side but curled a free-kick just over the bar.

A 25-yard Jordan Cousins strike for Charlton was also tipped around the post by Blackpool keeper Matt Gilks.

Tom Ince almost won the game for the visitors late on but angled a shot wide, leaving Blackpool with a fourth successive Championship draw.

Charlton managed to keep their first clean sheet of the season but have not won a game in their last six Championship outings and are just above the bottom three.

Blackpool, who lie fifth in the table, may have marginally had the better of the game but there was little to choose between the two sides.

Stephen Dobbie and Ince were the most likely candidates to score for the visitors but both failed to convert their strikes at goal.

Ince had a free-kick deflected narrowly wide before Callum Harriott headed a rare Charlton chance off target.

Dan Gosling, signed on loan from Newcastle, came on for Blackpool and he fired a long-range effort wide before Ince failed to take his late chance.

Charlton manager Chris Powell:

"It's our first clean sheet of the season and our first at home since November. I have been willing us to get one and it has been individual mistakes that have really cost us.

"In respect of this game, another positive is that it's another point for us, especially with the players we have available.

"We are missing a number of key players but the boys who are out there are willing themselves and pushing themselves to try to get us wins and points."

Blackpool assistant manager Steve Thompson:

"A goal could have changed the game - it was what it needed.

"We just needed that bit of quality in the final third and that's what the game was lacking.

"From set plays we were trying to get it in the box but we couldn't find our strikers and it just ended up as two teams cancelling each other out.

"We had chances - we had the one with Thomas at the end which fell to him on his right peg - but there was a lot of huff and puff in the final third but not a lot of quality."

Line-ups

Charlton

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Hamer
  • 23Wilson
  • 16Wiggins
  • 24Cousins
  • 5Morrison
  • 15Wood
  • 27GowerSubstituted forPritchardat 57'minutes
  • 8Stephens
  • 9ChurchSubstituted forStewartat 76'minutes
  • 10SordellSubstituted forPigottat 86'minutes
  • 11Harriott

Substitutes

  • 2Hughes
  • 3Evina
  • 6Dervite
  • 12Alnwick
  • 14Pritchard
  • 32Stewart
  • 35Pigott

Blackpool

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Gilks
  • 6BroadfootBooked at 39mins
  • 3Robinson
  • 18OsbourneSubstituted forGoslingat 74'minutes
  • 20Cathcart
  • 5Mackenzie
  • 11InceBooked at 77mins
  • 17Basham
  • 19FullerSubstituted forDaviesat 79'minutes
  • 15DobbieSubstituted forBarkhuizenat 83'minutes
  • 12Bishop

Substitutes

  • 2Orr
  • 4Gosling
  • 8Chopra
  • 9Davies
  • 10Grant
  • 27Barkhuizen
  • 31Martínez Cervera
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
15,847

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Blackpool 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Blackpool 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Neal Bishop (Blackpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  5. Post update

    Neal Bishop (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ben Hamer (Charlton Athletic).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Joe Pigott replaces Marvin Sordell.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Craig Cathcart (Blackpool).

  9. Post update

    Cameron Stewart (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Tom Barkhuizen replaces Stephen Dobbie.

  11. Post update

    Steve Davies (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jack Robinson (Blackpool).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Steve Davies replaces Ricardo Fuller.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dan Gosling (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Thomas Ince.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  20. Booking

    Thomas Ince (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.