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Charlton Athletic 2-1 Bolton

Charlton got back to winning ways by beating Bolton 2-1
Victory takes Charlton up to seventh in the Championship

Neil Lennon suffered his first defeat in charge of Bolton as the Championship strugglers lost at Charlton.

The Trotters won at Birmingham on Saturday in Lennon's first game in charge but fell behind at The Valley when George Tucudean tucked home.

Johnnie Jackson then added a second for the hosts, slotting in from 15 yards.

Dean Moxey pulled a goal back with a low drive, but Bolton could not find an equaliser.

Match facts
Charlton are unbeaten in their eight home games in all competitions this season, winning five
Bolton have lost six of their nine away games in all competitions this season

Despite the defeat, there were still plenty of positives for Lennon, who replaced Dougie Freedman earlier this month, with Bolton the dominant side for large periods of the game.

Lee Chung-yong and Jermaine Beckford forced Charlton goalkeeper Stephen Henderson into early saves, but the hosts took the lead with their first real chance.

Yoni Buyens spotted Tucudean's run behind the Bolton defence and played a clever ball over the top for the Romanian, who raced towards goal and fired beyond Andy Lonergan.

The Bolton players did not let their heads drop as former Charlton defender Dorian Dervite headed narrowly over from a corner before Beckford missed the ball when in front of goal.

But Charlton doubled their lead early in the second half when Tucudean squared a pass for captain Jackson to slot home.

Moxey gave Bolton hope when he drilled in from the edge of the area, and Dervite came close to heading in a late equaliser, but Charlton held on for the win.

Charlton boss Bob Peeters:

"I said at half-time we need to get the second goal and then we can enjoy the game, but it wasn't like that.

"Our back four stood their ground, but it was not good for the heart. I think I aged about 10 years at the end.

"It's strange. When we were 1-0 down at Bournemouth on Saturday there were two minutes of added time and yet whenever we are winning it's five! Are they trying to give me a heart attack?"

Bolton manager Neil Lennon:

"We should have got something, but 'should' doesn't cut it.

"The reaction to going a goal down and two goals down was good, but it would be nice to stop going two goals down.

"The structure, the passing, the movement was excellent, it was just the last bit that was missing. We need to do a bit of work."

Line-ups

Charlton

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Henderson
  • 2Wilson
  • 26Ben Haim
  • 6Bikey Amougou
  • 16Wiggins
  • 8BulotSubstituted forFoxat 79'minutes
  • 17BuyensBooked at 70mins
  • 4Jackson
  • 24Cousins
  • 10MoussaSubstituted forAhearne-Grantat 86'minutes
  • 29TucudeanBooked at 29minsSubstituted forHarriottat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Morrison
  • 11Harriott
  • 19Ansah
  • 21Fox
  • 27Munns
  • 30Pope
  • 43Ahearne-Grant

Bolton

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 24Lonergan
  • 2McNaughton
  • 4Mills
  • 14Dervite
  • 3MoxeySubstituted forReamat 81'minutes
  • 7FeeneySubstituted forDaviesat 63'minutes
  • 6Spearing
  • 18Danns
  • 21PratleySubstituted forClaytonat 81'minutes
  • 27LeeBooked at 74mins
  • 10Beckford

Substitutes

  • 5Ream
  • 11Hall
  • 12Clayton
  • 13Kenny
  • 16Davies
  • 25Vela
  • 28Davies
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
13,433

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home5
Away21
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home1
Away14
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Charlton Athletic 2, Bolton Wanderers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 2, Bolton Wanderers 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tal Ben Haim (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  4. Post update

    Hand ball by Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Callum Harriott replaces George Tucudean.

  6. Post update

    Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by André Bikey (Charlton Athletic).

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Max Clayton (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Neil Danns.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tim Ream.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Karlan Ahearne-Grant replaces Franck Moussa.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by André Bikey.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jordan Cousins.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Max Clayton (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Dorian Dervite with a headed pass.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Tim Ream replaces Dean Moxey.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Max Clayton replaces Darren Pratley.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jordan Cousins.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dean Moxey (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Neil Danns.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Mills (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Neil Danns with a cross following a corner.