Championship
Bournemouth1Charlton0

Bournemouth 1-0 Charlton Athletic

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.

Media playback is not supported on this device

Howe on Bournemouth v Charlton

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.

Media playback is not supported on this device

Peeters on Bournemouth v Charlton

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."

Line-ups

Bournemouth

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

Substitutes

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

Charlton

  • 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

Substitutes

  • 2Wilson
  • 5Morrison
  • 10Moussa
  • 11Harriott
  • 21Fox
  • 29Tucudean
  • 30Pope
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
10,360

Match Stats

Home TeamBournemouthAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home20
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home16
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Bournemouth 1, Charlton Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bournemouth 1, Charlton Athletic 0.

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

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.

Foul by Brett Pitman (Bournemouth).

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

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Lawrie Wilson.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Tal Ben Haim.

Harry Arter (Bournemouth).

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

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Chris Solly.

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

Foul by Yoni Buyens (Charlton Athletic).

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

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

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

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.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Rhoys Wiggins.

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

Foul by Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth).

Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum Wilson.

Attempt saved. Karlan Ahearne-Grant (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jordan Cousins.

Foul by Callum Wilson (Bournemouth).

André Bikey (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Simon Francis.

Attempt missed. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Brett Pitman.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Lawrie Wilson replaces Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

Attempt missed. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Harry Arter (Bournemouth) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Callum Wilson following a corner.

Attempt saved. Andrew Surman (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Harry Arter.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Tal Ben Haim.

Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by André Bikey (Charlton Athletic).

Offside, Bournemouth. Charlie Daniels tries a through ball, but Callum Wilson is caught offside.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Jordan Cousins.

Attempt blocked. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Simon Francis.

Booking

Stephen Henderson (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Watford1273223121124
2Derby1265122101223
3Middlesbrough12723189923
4Norwich1263321111021
5Nottm Forest125612011921
6Ipswich125521711620
7Wolves125521714320
8Charlton124711411319
9Bournemouth125341714318
10Brentford125341516-118
11Sheff Wed124531111017
12Cardiff124441515016
13Blackburn124441719-216
14Leeds124351215-315
15Rotherham124351114-315
16Reading124351520-515
17Huddersfield124351622-615
18Millwall123451316-313
19Wigan122551214-211
20Brighton122551114-311
21Birmingham122551219-711
22Fulham123181322-910
23Bolton12228921-128
24Blackpool12138818-106
View full Championship table

Top Stories