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Reading 0-1 Charlton Athletic

Igor Vetokele
Igor Vetokele was a summer signing from FC Copenhagen.

Igor Vetokele settled a scrappy game at the Madejski as his header gave Charlton a win against Reading to take his side up to eighth in the table.

The hosts went close through Glenn Murray's header and had the better of the chances until the Addicks scored.

Chris Solly got free to swing in a cross and Angolan Vetokele flicked home his eighth goal of the season.

The home side then saw Oliver Norwood hit the post from 20 yards but they could not find a way through.

After Charlton's opener they were content to sit back and soak up the pressure from Reading - who dominated the play.

Murray's low effort from outside the area was comfortably saved by Stephen Henderson, who also denied Jamie Mackie as the game wore on.

Charlton could have doubled their lead on the break near the end but substitute George Tucudean was twice denied by Adam Federici.

Reading boss Nigel Adkins:

"We had 20 shots, 35 crosses, 12 corners and we got beaten 1-0. I thought we started in a way that we could go on and win the game.

"Then Charlton have had the one cross into the box and scored from it. It gave them something to defend and they did it very well."

Charlton boss Bob Peeters:

"It was a great team effort.

"I was very proud of my players, it was a very professional performance. We stood our ground and managed to keep the result."

Line-ups

Reading

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Federici
  • 3KellySubstituted forBlackmanat 79'minutes
  • 15Hector
  • 5Pearce
  • 2Gunter
  • 19MackieSubstituted forPogrebnyakat 87'minutes
  • 23Williams
  • 6Norwood
  • 11ObitaBooked at 86mins
  • 10CoxBooked at 74minsSubstituted forRobson-Kanuat 77'minutes
  • 20Murray

Substitutes

  • 7Pogrebnyak
  • 9Robson-Kanu
  • 16Akpan
  • 22Blackman
  • 25Taylor
  • 31Andersen
  • 35Cooper

Charlton

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Henderson
  • 20Solly
  • 26Ben Haim
  • 6Bikey Amougou
  • 21Fox
  • 24Cousins
  • 17Buyens
  • 4JacksonBooked at 90mins
  • 11HarriottSubstituted forTucudeanat 81'minutes
  • 7Berg GudmundssonBooked at 88minsSubstituted forBulotat 88'minutes
  • 14VetokeleSubstituted forCoquelinat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wilson
  • 3Gomez
  • 8Bulot
  • 12Coquelin
  • 15Onyewu
  • 29Tucudean
  • 30Pope
Referee:
Neil Swarbrick
Attendance:
16,989

Match Stats

Home TeamReadingAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home20
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home12
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Reading 0, Charlton Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Reading 0, Charlton Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nick Blackman (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  4. Booking

    Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Obita (Reading).

  8. Post update

    George Tucudean (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Hector (Reading) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Oliver Norwood with a cross following a corner.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Reading. Conceded by Johnnie Jackson.

  11. Post update

    Michael Hector (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Francis Coquelin (Charlton Athletic).

  13. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  14. Post update

    Delay in match Glenn Murray (Reading) because of an injury.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Frédéric Bulot replaces Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

  16. Booking

    Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Michael Hector (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Reading. Pavel Pogrebnyak replaces Jamie Mackie.

  20. Booking

    Jordan Obita (Reading) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Derby1795333161732
2Bournemouth1794433161731
3Middlesbrough1794426121431
4Ipswich178632517830
5Watford1785430191129
6Brentford178452423128
7Blackburn177642724327
8Charlton176922018227
9Wolves177642222027
10Norwich177552519626
11Nottm Forest176742623325
12Cardiff176562121023
13Sheff Wed174941214-221
14Reading176382227-521
15Leeds175572024-420
16Huddersfield175572531-620
17Fulham175482731-419
18Millwall174671924-518
19Rotherham174671524-918
20Brighton173861720-317
21Bolton1752102027-717
22Wigan173771822-416
23Birmingham173771429-1516
24Blackpool1714121129-187
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