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Millwall 0-0 Charlton Athletic

Charlton manager Jose Riga during the match at Millwall

Charlton moved off the bottom of the Championship on goal difference after a draw at fellow strugglers Millwall.

Fred Onyedinma headed an early Millwall chance wide, while Charlton's Callum Harriott had an effort saved by David Forde when one-on-one with the keeper.

Harriott also sent a volley wide before he set up Reza Ghoochannejhad, who shot straight at Forde.

Stefan Maierhofer headed over for Millwall, for who Owen Garvan had a late free-kick tipped over.

The home side applied all the late pressure but Charlton held on for a point in their second goalless draw since Jose Riga took over as their manager.

The Addicks are now three points adrift of the Lions with three games in hand on their rivals, who are just one place above the relegation zone.

Millwall lacked a cutting edge in the final third as their winless run at the Den stretched to six games.

Millwall manager Ian Holloway:

"I thought it was going to be a fairytale, young Fred (Onyedinma) when he whipped his head round that I thought 'here we go, go on son'. Unfortunately it went the wrong side.

"And they've come in and they're probably happier with it than I am. But I thought the crowd were excellent and I thought we kept trying.

"I thought there was a bit of nerves out there. We didn't create as many chances as we can. And that's very tough when you end up in a situation like we are in. You have got to be brave to play the way I want to. Hopefully I have simplified it for them."

Charlton manager Jose Riga:

"My thought is that we physically were still feeling the effects of the game that we had at home on Wednesday (against Huddersfield).

"In the first half we didn't have a lot of chances but we had a lot of corners. In some moments we created some chances but the finishing was not there. I have seen my team all game in a good defensive collaboration. It was not easy all of the time but we tried to create some opportunities.

"The result was logical, though of course I would prefer to win. Certainly for me our game in the week had an effect. I am not disappointed with the result and I am happy with the way that players showed that they would take something from Millwall."

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 1Forde
  • 2DunneBooked at 64minsSubstituted forFredericksat 72'minutes
  • 17WilliamsBooked at 43mins
  • 29Garvan
  • 5Robinson
  • 12LowryBooked at 80mins
  • 19JacksonSubstituted forMcDonaldat 56'minutes
  • 15UpsonSubstituted forMaierhoferat 51'minutes
  • 9Morison
  • 34Onyedinma
  • 11Woolford

Substitutes

  • 14Fredericks
  • 16Beevers
  • 27McDonald
  • 28Malone
  • 32Marquis
  • 42Maierhofer
  • 43Bywater

Charlton

  • 1Hamer
  • 23Wilson
  • 16Wiggins
  • 39Poyet
  • 5Morrison
  • 6Dervite
  • 14PritchardBooked at 36minsSubstituted forChurchat 78'minutes
  • 4JacksonBooked at 25mins
  • 10SordellBooked at 54minsSubstituted forGhoochanneijhadat 65'minutes
  • 42AjdarevicSubstituted forCousinsat 45'minutes
  • 11Harriott

Substitutes

  • 7Green
  • 8Ghoochanneijhad
  • 9Church
  • 15Wood
  • 21Thuram-Ulien
  • 24Cousins
  • 25Nego
Referee:
Phil Dowd
Attendance:
16,102

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home16
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Millwall 0, Charlton Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Millwall 0, Charlton Athletic 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Dorian Dervite.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Ben Hamer.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton Athletic).

  6. Post update

    Scott McDonald (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic).

  8. Post update

    Fred Onyedinma (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic).

  10. Post update

    Fred Onyedinma (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Steve Morison (Millwall) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Shane Lowry.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  15. Post update

    Delay in match Reza Ghoochanneijhad (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

  16. Booking

    Shane Lowry (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Shane Lowry (Millwall).

  19. Post update

    Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Stefan Maierhofer (Millwall).