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Derby County 1-0 Charlton Athletic

By John EvansBBC Kick Off reporter at iPro Stadium
Derby County's Zak Whitbread (centre left) and Charlton Athletic's Michael Morrison (centre right) battle for the ball
It was a close battle between the two Championship sides in a match featuring few chances

Substitute Ivan Calero crashed in a late winner as Derby County beat Charlton Athletic to move into the third round of the Capital One Cup.

The Rams created the better chances throughout, with Leon Best and Jeff Hendrick going close in the first half.

Charlton barely threatened although Johann Gudmundsson almost scored with a curling free-kick.

But with extra time looming, debutant Calero found the roof of the net after a run from fellow sub Chris Martin.

Martin beat three men and showed great awareness to find Calero inside the area for the standout moment in a match that lacked goalmouth incident.

Match facts
The Rams are unbeaten in six games against the Addicks at home Derby have reached the second round in three consecutive seasons

The Rams, who hammered Fulham 5-1 on Saturday, had the better opportunities in a tight first half.

Hendrick created the first, cutting the ball inside to Best, who forced a good save from goalkeeper Nick Pope with a shot from the edge of the area after a neat turn.

The best chance of the opening period came following a corner, Hendrick volleying wide after a knock-down from Richard Keogh.

Charlton, who beat Derby 3-2 in the Championship last week, fielded a weakened line-up and lacked conviction in the final third.

George Tucudean went closest for the Addicks, forcing a good block from Keogh, and Gudmundsson almost caught out keeper Lee Grant late on with a cute free-kick from a narrow angle.

But the introduction of Martin and youngsters Calero and Alefe Santos gave the hosts fresh impetus and Calero netted from 12 yards after brilliant work from Martin.

Derby host Championship rivals Reading in the third round.

Derby head coach Steve McClaren:

"These under-21 boys have been doing well.

"We talk about recruitment being important for the first team but it's very important that we get an under-21 development team of quality as well because we are playing top teams.

"Our under-21 squad is very good and they deserved a chance. With 20 minutes to go I thought 'let's open this game up' because no one wanted extra time and it was a fitting end for us and I'm delighted Ivan stepped up for us."

Charlton manager Bob Peeters:

"I'm disappointed with the way we have been beaten, if they rip us apart you can give them a round of applause but I'm unhappy with the way we lost.

"But Derby are a very good side and I wish them all the luck now in the Capital One Cup.

"I'm very proud of what my team showed and I give compliments to my players because they proved they are working very hard and know what we want."



Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Grant
  • 32Shotton
  • 6Keogh
  • 17Whitbread
  • 3Forsyth
  • 8Hendrick
  • 33MascarellSubstituted forMartinat 69'minutes
  • 19Hughes
  • 7DawkinsSubstituted forCaleroat 70'minutes
  • 30Best
  • 11RussellSubstituted forSantosat 70'minutes


  • 2Christie
  • 4Bryson
  • 9Martin
  • 21Roos
  • 27Calero
  • 28Rawson
  • 31Santos


Formation 4-4-2

  • 30PopeBooked at 86mins
  • 3Gomez
  • 5MorrisonBooked at 61mins
  • 6Bikey
  • 21Fox
  • 2Wilson
  • 24Cousins
  • 4JacksonSubstituted forBuyensat 65'minutes
  • 11Harriott
  • 10MoussaSubstituted forBerg Gudmundssonat 79'minutes
  • 29TucudeanSubstituted forVetokeleat 65'minutes


  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 14Vetokele
  • 16Wiggins
  • 17Buyens
  • 18Church
  • 26Ben Haim
  • 41Mitov
Graham Salisbury

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamCharlton
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Derby County 1, Charlton Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Derby County 1, Charlton Athletic 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Alefe Santos (Derby County).

  4. Post update

    Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Richard Keogh.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Richard Keogh.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Richard Keogh.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

  12. Post update

    Iván Calero (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Nick Pope.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Martin (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Derby County 1, Charlton Athletic 0. Iván Calero (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner following a set piece situation.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jeff Hendrick (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Nick Pope (Charlton Athletic).

  19. Post update

    Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Booking

    Nick Pope (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.