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Huddersfield Town 1-1 Charlton Athletic

Igor Vetokele
Vetokele joined Charlton from Danish side F.C. Copenhagen this summer

Igor Vetokele's injury-time equaliser saved Charlton's unbeaten record in a thrilling draw with Huddersfield.

Huddersfield's Murray Wallace saw red before the break for bringing down Vetokele outside the box before Nahki Wells tapped in a Tommy Smith cross.

Referee Tim Robinson then turned down Huddersfield penalty claims when James Vaughan was felled by Tal Ben Haim.

And Charlton levelled soon after when Vetokele rifled home in the second of five minutes of added time.

Wells had an early effort ruled out for a foul and he was later denied a decent opportunity after latching onto a poor backpass, only for Ben Haim to make a last-ditch goal-saving tackle.

Addicks keeper Nick Pope then denied Lee Peltier and Harry Bunn before keeping hold of a fierce drive from Paul Dixon on 31 minutes.

At the other end, Vetokele had a goal ruled out for offside on 21 minutes before twice going close when he rounded Alex Smithies but was tackled by Wallace before seeing the keeper tip his powerful drive over for a corner.

Wallace saw red in first-half stoppage time after bringing down Vetokele on the edge of the box even though the Town defender had Tommy Smith and Joel Lynch covering.

However, it seemed to fire up Huddersfield, and they took the lead through Wells during a spell of pressure in which Conor Coady headed just wide from a Bunn cross.

Vaughan forced Pope into a another great save on 67 minutes while at the other end Johann Gudmundsson nearly levelled with low shot which flashed just wide before the late drama.

Huddersfield caretaker boss Mark Lillis said: "I think it [the red card] was a bit harsh. Joel Lynch was there so [Murray Wallace] is not the last man and I think we will appeal.

"I was disappointed with that decision and a few other decisions the referee made for both sides."

Charlton head coach Bob Peeters said: "We are happy to remain unbeaten but Huddersfield did very well. If anyone deserved to win this game it was Huddersfield.

"They threw everything at us for 10 or 15 minutes at the start of the second half and we got nervous and stopped playing the ball."



Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Smithies
  • 27Smith
  • 15M WallaceBooked at 45mins
  • 33Lynch
  • 3Dixon
  • 10Coady
  • 37PeltierBooked at 44minsSubstituted forMajewskiat 60'minutes
  • 8Butterfield
  • 7ScannellSubstituted forHammillat 87'minutes
  • 21WellsSubstituted forVaughanat 64'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 30BunnBooked at 81mins


  • 9Vaughan
  • 11Ward
  • 12Hammill
  • 13Murphy
  • 14Stead
  • 22Crooks
  • 45Majewski


Formation 4-4-2

  • 30Pope
  • 20Solly
  • 26Ben Haim
  • 6Bikey Amougou
  • 16WigginsBooked at 28minsSubstituted forChurchat 67'minutes
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 17Buyens
  • 4Jackson
  • 24CousinsSubstituted forHarriottat 73'minutes
  • 14Vetokele
  • 29TucudeanSubstituted forMoussaat 56'minutes


  • 2Wilson
  • 3Gomez
  • 10Moussa
  • 11Harriott
  • 18Church
  • 21Fox
  • 41Mitov
Tim Robinson

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Charlton Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Charlton Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Simon Church (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Chris Solly with a cross.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by André Bikey.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Huddersfield Town 1, Charlton Athletic 1. Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by André Bikey with a headed pass.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Alex Smithies.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. André Bikey (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Solly with a cross.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Adam Hammill replaces Sean Scannell.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic).

  12. Post update

    Conor Coady (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tal Ben Haim.

  14. Post update

    Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Tal Ben Haim (Charlton Athletic).

  17. Post update

    James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Booking

    Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  20. Post update

    Delay in match Alex Smithies (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.