BournemouthAFC Bournemouth1CharltonCharlton Athletic0
By Mark MitchenerBBC Sport at the Goldsands Stadium
Callum Wilson scores for Bournemouth
Callum Wilson's goal sent Bournemouth up to ninth in the Championship

Charlton lost their unbeaten league record as Bournemouth picked up a fourth win in their last five games.

The Cherries were ahead within three minutes as a corner was not cleared and Callum Wilson met Marc Pugh's left-wing cross with a close-range finish.

Charlton went close when Johann Berg Gudmundsson curled in a free-kick but Artur Boruc tipped it round the post.

Keeper Stephen Henderson kept Charlton in the game after the break with a fine low save from Andrew Surman.

But while Eddie Howe's side could not find a second goal, Charlton's travelling fans had to reflect on a largely toothless display.

No more unbeaten records
Charlton have now lost the last remaining unbeaten record in the Championship, hours after Nottingham Forest suffered their first defeat in the early kick-off at Cardiff.

The Addicks were still finding their feet when a stray pass fell to Matt Ritchie, whose left-foot piledriver was parried by Henderson for a corner, from which Pugh's trickery deceived Chris Solly, and Wilson found room in a crowded box to slot home his eighth of the season.

That was only the third time all season that Bob Peeters's side had gone behind and Wilson nearly doubled the lead when he deflected Ritchie's low free-kick goalwards but the ball was blocked.

While striker Karlan Ahearne-Grant, 17, posed the hosts some problems, Charlton's best chance came when Gudmundsson's free-kick was heading towards the top corner until Boruc somehow kept it out.

Peeters made a double substitution and a formation change at the break, but it did little to change the game as Bournemouth piled on the pressure, winning 16 corners.

Winger Pugh continued to torment full-back Solly, and while Ritchie was happy to shoot on sight, his delivery from corners remained a threat as Steve Cook twice headed wide.

The visitors lacked invention and while Addicks substitute Lawrie Wilson headed straight at Boruc when well placed in stoppage time, it was too little, too late.

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe: "We came out of the traps so quickly and that was really what I wanted. We used the international break as a real hard workout and I am glad the lads have got their win today because they deserved it.

"We saw the week as the ideal time to work on that fitness and we worked them really, really hard. It played dividends today because I thought we played really well."

Charlton manager Bob Peeters: "Bournemouth did very well, they played very high and we did not have a solution for their attacking threat. I think we looked much better in the second half but overall we were not at our best and they deserved the win."



  • 31Boruc
  • 2Francis
  • 5Elphick
  • 3S Cook
  • 11DanielsBooked at 22mins
  • 30Ritchie
  • 6Surman
  • 8Arter
  • 7Pugh
  • 13C Wilson
  • 10Pitman


  • 1Camp
  • 4Gosling
  • 9Rantie
  • 14Harte
  • 15A Smith
  • 19Stanislas
  • 20Fraser


  • 1HendersonBooked at 57mins
  • 20SollyBooked at 55mins
  • 26Ben Haim
  • 6Bikey Amougou
  • 16Wiggins
  • 7Berg GudmundssonSubstituted forWilsonat 67'minutes
  • 17Buyens
  • 4JacksonBooked at 34minsSubstituted forMoussaat 45'minutes
  • 24Cousins
  • 43Ahearne-Grant
  • 14VetokeleSubstituted forHarriottat 45'minutes


  • 2Wilson
  • 5Morrison
  • 10Moussa
  • 11Harriott
  • 21Fox
  • 29Tucudean
  • 30Pope
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Match Stats

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    Match ends, Bournemouth 1, Charlton Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bournemouth 1, Charlton Athletic 0.

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    Attempt missed. Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

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    Attempt saved. Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Callum Harriott with a cross.

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    Foul by Brett Pitman (Bournemouth).

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    Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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    Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Lawrie Wilson.

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    Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Tal Ben Haim.

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    Harry Arter (Bournemouth).

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

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    Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Chris Solly.

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    Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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    Foul by Yoni Buyens (Charlton Athletic).

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    Attempt blocked. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Ritchie.

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    Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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    Dangerous play by Karlan Ahearne-Grant (Charlton Athletic).

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    Attempt missed. Steve Cook (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Matt Ritchie with a cross following a corner.

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    Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Rhoys Wiggins.

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    Offside, Charlton Athletic. Tal Ben Haim tries a through ball, but Rhoys Wiggins is caught offside.

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    Foul by Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth).