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Blackpool 0-3 Charlton Athletic

Blackpool 0-3 Charlton Athletic
Charlton's Icelandic winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson (left) had a hand in all three goals.

Charlton secured a fourth league win in five to push them up to 11th in the table while bottom place Blackpool are now 18 points from safety.

The hosts started brightly in both halves with Andrea Orlandi, Tom Barkhuizen and David Perkins all having efforts on goal.

But Charlton made their shots count, starting with a Chris Eagles tap-in.

Second-half goals from Simon Church and Johann Berg Gudmundsson ensured the Seasiders are now winless in 10.

Blackpool boss Lee Clark, whose side's four league wins this season have all come at Bloomfield Road, might actually take some comfort from how his side pressed the Addicks for portions of the game.

Orlandi's opening came after just 10 seconds, but his effort was tamely struck at Stephen Henderson in the Charlton goal.

Barkhuizen then had openings either side of the interval but both his fierce efforts just missed the target, while Perkins's long-range shot proved straightforward for Henderson to save.

And while Clark's side showed glimpses of their attacking ability, Charlton were clinical. Eagles' effort was followed by Church's finish on the rebound following a Berg Gudmundsson effort, before the Icelandic winger's curling free-kick near full-time wrapped up the three points.

Blackpool manager Lee Clark:

"In the first half we didn't deserve to come in losing the game. We had the most territory but could have done better.

"We came out in the second half and had one or two opportunities but when you're giving away goals like that it becomes difficult to get anything out of any game really.

"At the moment it feels like a slow death. You just want the season to end and you can start again. We know what our fate is and we just need to change the mindset.

"The mentality has to change throughout the whole place. I've been assured that what I'm looking to do will be addressed. Talk is cheap, we have to deliver."

Charlton manager Guy Luzon:

"Johann Berg Gudmundsson is like our Beckham. He knows how to score goals in this situation. He is a good player with a good mentality.

"We knew before the match you can't play possession on the ground because the pitch is very bad. We focused on the long ball and on the second ball.

"If you want to win this game you have to show aggression and we did it today. It's very important to score the first one and I'm very pleased because all our players gave everything."



Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Lewis
  • 27BarkhuizenBooked at 87mins
  • 32Hall
  • 6Clarke
  • 25Ferguson
  • 11OrlandiSubstituted forOsavi-Samuelat 78'minutes
  • 17Addison
  • 4PerkinsSubstituted forCubero Loriaat 59'minutes
  • 12JacobsSubstituted forDelfounesoat 59'minutes
  • 34Telford
  • 24Madine


  • 2Aldred
  • 14Delfouneso
  • 20Oliver
  • 21Parish
  • 22Cubero Loria
  • 43Osavi-Samuel
  • 48O'Dea


Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Henderson
  • 20Solly
  • 3Gomez
  • 22Johnson
  • 21Fox
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 12DiarraBooked at 37minsSubstituted forBulotat 90'minutes
  • 24Cousins
  • 9EaglesSubstituted forBuyensat 62'minutes
  • 18ChurchBooked at 86mins
  • 32WattSubstituted forLepointat 79'minutes


  • 2Wilson
  • 6Bikey Amougou
  • 8Bulot
  • 17Buyens
  • 31Lennon
  • 36Dmitrovic
  • 40Lepoint
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Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamCharlton
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Blackpool 0, Charlton Athletic 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Blackpool 0, Charlton Athletic 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Christophe Lepoint (Charlton Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson with a cross following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jordan Cousins.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Frédéric Bulot replaces Alou Diarra.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Blackpool 0, Charlton Athletic 3. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

  8. Booking

    Tom Barkhuizen (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Tom Barkhuizen (Blackpool).

  10. Post update

    Christophe Lepoint (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Booking

    Simon Church (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Bright Samuel (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by José Cubero.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gary Madine (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by José Cubero with a cross following a corner.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Stephen Henderson.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bright Samuel (Blackpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Christophe Lepoint replaces Tony Watt because of an injury.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Bright Samuel replaces Andrea Orlandi.

  18. Post update

    David Ferguson (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Andrea Orlandi (Blackpool).