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Norwich City 0-1 Charlton Athletic

Johnnie Jackson
Johnnie Jackson's late winner for Charlton against Norwich was his first goal of the season

Leaders Norwich suffered a shock home defeat as Johnnie Jackson scored a dramatic 86th-minute winner for Charlton at Carrow Road.

The Canaries should have taken an early lead but Lewis Grabban was denied by Stephen Henderson following Wes Hoolahan's threaded pass.

Nathan Redmond went close when his angled shot was saved and Hoolahan's follow-up was blocked on the line.

Jackson secured the points as his 25-yard deflected effort found the net.

Norwich remain top despite suffering a first league defeat since the opening day of the season.

Charlton manager Bob Peeters and Tal Ben Haim embrace after victory at Norwich
Charlton manager Bob Peeters remains unbeaten in the league since taking over in the summer

Neil Adams's side have a superior goal difference ahead of both Nottingham Forest and Watford, who also now have 20 points from 10 matches.

Charlton, still unbeaten in the league, climb to seventh in the table.

Norwich carved out the better chances but were made to pay for some poor finishing.

Grabban flashed a late chance past the post while Cameron Jerome wastefully headed another good opportunity over the bar after connecting with Redmond's cross.

The game was heading for a goalless conclusion when Jackson let fly from 25-yards, the former Tottenham midfielder's effort taking a deflection and beating diving Canaries keeper John Ruddy.

Norwich manager Neil Adams:

"I can't criticise the lads after that. I would have been unhappy with a draw, so to have lost the game, well I am bitterly disappointed.

"We dominated the game, created chances, got the ball behind them and got good crosses in. We also had a goal disallowed and a penalty appeal turned down.

"The only thing we did wrong was not putting the ball in the back of the net, which we have been doing recently.

"Someone said afterwards it was a smash and grab, and it certainly was that."

Charlton manager Bob Peeters:

"When we got in a half-time without conceding we knew they were under pressure and their crowd was getting frustrated. We just had to stick to our game plan and we knew the chances would come.

"We defended very well and when we got a chance we took it, although I don't think it would have gone in without the deflection.

"To be unbeaten after 10 games is very good and I am pleased my players have been rewarded for all their hard work.

"It hasn't been easy for them with a lot of new players coming in, and a new manager as well, and they have done all we have asked of them."

Line-ups

Norwich

Formation 4-2-2-2

  • 1Ruddy
  • 2Whittaker
  • 5Martin
  • 6Turner
  • 23Olsson
  • 27TetteySubstituted forHowsonat 83'minutes
  • 4Johnson
  • 22Redmond
  • 14HoolahanSubstituted forMurphyat 84'minutes
  • 7GrabbanSubstituted forLozaat 84'minutes
  • 10Jerome

Substitutes

  • 8Howson
  • 12Hooiveld
  • 16Loza
  • 18Garrido
  • 21Murphy
  • 26Rudd
  • 28O'Neil

Charlton

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Henderson
  • 3GomezSubstituted forMoussaat 71'minutes
  • 26Ben HaimBooked at 79mins
  • 6Bikey Amougou
  • 16WigginsBooked at 77mins
  • 2Wilson
  • 4Jackson
  • 17Buyens
  • 24Cousins
  • 8BulotSubstituted forAhearne-Grantat 89'minutes
  • 14VetokeleBooked at 88minsSubstituted forFoxat 90+5'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Morrison
  • 10Moussa
  • 11Harriott
  • 21Fox
  • 27Munns
  • 30Pope
  • 43Ahearne-Grant
Referee:
Mick Russell
Attendance:
25,983

Match Stats

Home TeamNorwichAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home15
Away4
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Norwich City 0, Charlton Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Norwich City 0, Charlton Athletic 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Morgan Fox replaces Igor Vetokele.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Karlan Ahearne-Grant replaces Frédéric Bulot.

  5. Booking

    Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Russell Martin (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic).

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Norwich City 0, Charlton Athletic 1. Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Yoni Buyens.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Norwich City. Jamar Loza replaces Lewis Grabban.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Norwich City. Josh Murphy replaces Wes Hoolahan.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lewis Grabban (Norwich City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jonny Howson.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Norwich City. Jonny Howson replaces Alexander Tettey.

  13. Post update

    Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton Athletic).

  15. Post update

    Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Lawrie Wilson.

  16. Booking

    Tal Ben Haim (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Tal Ben Haim (Charlton Athletic).

  19. Booking

    Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.