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Charlton Athletic 1-1 Birmingham City

David Davis
Davis left Wolves to join Birmingham in the summer

Birmingham came from behind to snatch a point against unbeaten Charlton.

Igor Vetokele opened the scoring for the Addicks with a bullet header after only 11 minutes.

Young Blues forward Koby Arthur poked the ball into the net before the break only for Clayton Donaldson to be ruled offside in the build-up.

But Lee Clark's Birmingham found a deserved equaliser when David Davis turned and struck into the bottom corner for his first goal for the club.

It means Charlton have now drawn seven of their 11 league fixtures this season and remain sixth in the table, while the Blues are 20th.

It was the hosts who started brightly and Vetokele, after missing his first curling effort, made no mistake with his header from Frederic Bulot's cross.

Paul Caddis's run led to Arthur stabbing home for the Blues, but Donaldson was flagged, even though he appeared to not interfere with play.

The second half began with Vetokele supplying Lawrie Wilson at the back post only for the Charlton midfielder to blaze over.

At the other end, Addicks goalkeeper Stephen Henderson kept out Paul Robinson's header from a free-kick, but was unable to stop Davis's low drive for 1-1.

Birmingham pushed for all three points and substitute Wes Thomas could have won it for the visitors late on had he not slipped while taking his shot.

Charlton manager Bob Peeters: "We made a good start - and then that was it. We started well for 15 minutes and created a few chances but - why I don't know - we started giving the game away.

"At half-time we adjusted it and we came out of the dressing room and got the first chance but again the quality was not enough."

Birmingham manager Lee Clark: "After the first goal there was only one team in it and we had a legitimate goal taken off. I've seen the footage - it's not offside. I've spoken to the ref but I can't take the actual footage in."

Line-ups

Charlton

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Henderson
  • 20Solly
  • 5Morrison
  • 6Bikey Amougou
  • 16Wiggins
  • 2WilsonSubstituted forTucudeanat 70'minutes
  • 17Buyens
  • 4JacksonSubstituted forMoussaat 58'minutes
  • 24CousinsSubstituted forFoxat 90'minutes
  • 8Bulot
  • 14Vetokele

Substitutes

  • 10Moussa
  • 11Harriott
  • 21Fox
  • 29Tucudean
  • 30Pope
  • 38Thomas
  • 43Ahearne-Grant

Birmingham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Randolph
  • 31Caddis
  • 6Edgar
  • 4Robinson
  • 3Grounds
  • 26Davis
  • 17ReillySubstituted forGrayat 65'minutes
  • 11Cotterill
  • 8GleesonBooked at 75mins
  • 24ArthurSubstituted forThomasat 79'minutes
  • 9Donaldson

Substitutes

  • 10Thomas
  • 14Packwood
  • 15Hall
  • 16Johnstone
  • 20Lee
  • 21Doyle
  • 33Gray
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
16,369

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamBirmingham
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home8
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Birmingham City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Birmingham City 1.

  3. Post update

    Demarai Gray (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by George Tucudean (Charlton Athletic).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Frédéric Bulot (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Igor Vetokele.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Morgan Fox replaces Jordan Cousins.

  7. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  8. Post update

    Delay in match Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Birmingham City. David Davis tries a through ball, but Wes Thomas is caught offside.

  10. Post update

    Hand ball by Jonathan Grounds (Birmingham City).

  11. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  12. Post update

    Delay in match Stephen Henderson (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Wes Thomas (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Clayton Donaldson with a headed pass.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Birmingham City. Wes Thomas replaces Koby Arthur.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Cotterill (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Clayton Donaldson with a headed pass.

  16. Post update

    Koby Arthur (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Franck Moussa (Charlton Athletic).

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Frédéric Bulot (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

  19. Booking

    Stephen Gleeson (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Stephen Gleeson (Birmingham City).