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Charlton Athletic 2-2 Blackpool

Charlton v Blackpool
Blackpool are now just five points adrift at the bottom of the Championship table

Steven Davies headed a late equaliser as bottom club Blackpool drew with Charlton Athletic at The Valley.

Chris Eagles poked Blackpool ahead with his first goal for the Seasiders, touching in Nyron Nosworthy's header.

Charlton equalised through Yoni Buyens' penalty before Jordan Cousins curled a beautiful effort past Joe Lewis.

But the visitors found a late leveller when Davies headed Tony McMahon's free-kick past Nick Pope to extend Blackpool's unbeaten run to four games.

Lee Clark's side have now lost just once in their last six games but they remain at the foot of the table, five points adrift of second-bottom Wigan.

The Addicks, looking for just their second win in eight games, fell behind to winger Eagles' opener.

Charlton were able to equalise before half-time when Peter Clarke tripped Igor Vetokele in the Blackpool box, and Buyens sent Lewis the wrong way with his penalty.

Clark made positive changes in the second half as he searched for a second win in three games, bringing on strikers Ishmael Miller and Nathan Delfouneso, but it was the hosts who went in front.

Cousins took advantage of the space afforded to him outside the area to curl a shot into the bottom corner for his second goal of the season.

However, just when Charlton thought they had wrapped up the points, Davies beat Pope to McMahon's looping set-piece and headed into an open net.

Victory could still have been Charlton's but defender Andre Bikey fired a late chance over the bar.

Charlton manager Bob Peeters:

"It's very frustrating but that's football. It's a draw again and another time we've given away the lead.

"We played well after the (score was drawn at) 1-1 and the players could have done a bit better pushing for the 3-1.

"At the moment we don't need to look at the top six, we need to get a win and we'll see where we are in January."

Blackpool manager Lee Clark:

"The effort and application from the players and the never-say-die attitude was summed up by Steven's bravery for the equaliser.

"While my players have got that fighting spirit in them, fighting for every little point, we've given ourselves a chance and it gives you hope for the future.

"We've got to carry on that momentum and my players should take a lot of confidence from this."

Blackpool players celebrate
Blackpool have gone four games unbeaten in the Championship

Line-ups

Charlton

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 30Pope
  • 3Gomez
  • 26Ben HaimBooked at 88mins
  • 6Bikey Amougou
  • 21Fox
  • 17Buyens
  • 20Solly
  • 24Cousins
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 14Vetokele
  • 11HarriottSubstituted forTucudeanat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wilson
  • 8Bulot
  • 15Onyewu
  • 23Pigott
  • 29Tucudean
  • 43Ahearne-Grant
  • 44Etheridge

Blackpool

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Lewis
  • 26Foley
  • 6Clarke
  • 37Nosworthy
  • 35Kennedy
  • 29McMahon
  • 4Perkins
  • 25MurphySubstituted forMillerat 49'minutes
  • 31O'HaraBooked at 31mins
  • 12EaglesSubstituted forDelfounesoat 54'minutes
  • 9DaviesSubstituted forO'Keefeat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Orlandi
  • 14Delfouneso
  • 17Miller
  • 21Parish
  • 33Waddington
  • 38O'Keefe
  • 44O'Dea
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
15,411

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Charlton Athletic 2, Blackpool 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 2, Blackpool 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. André Bikey (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by George Tucudean.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Nyron Nosworthy.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. George Tucudean (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Igor Vetokele with a headed pass.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Stuart O'Keefe replaces Steve Davies because of an injury.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Charlton Athletic 2, Blackpool 2. Steve Davies (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tony McMahon following a set piece situation.

  8. Booking

    Tal Ben Haim (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Tal Ben Haim (Charlton Athletic).

  10. Post update

    Ishmael Miller (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Yoni Buyens.

  12. Post update

    Foul by George Tucudean (Charlton Athletic).

  13. Post update

    Peter Clarke (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tony McMahon (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Hand ball by André Bikey (Charlton Athletic).

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Steve Davies (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kevin Foley.

  17. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  18. Post update

    Delay in match Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

  19. Post update

    Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Dangerous play by Steve Davies (Blackpool).