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Charlton Athletic 1-1 Fulham

Ross McCormack scores for Fulham
Ross McCormack scored for the second game running

Fulham moved above Rotherham into 20th place in the Championship table and eight points clear of the relegation zone after a derby draw at Charlton.

Ross McCormack headed Fulham in front early on as the Cottagers looked to make it back-to-back away wins.

But Johann Gudmundsson fired in his 10th goal of the season after 16 minutes to give the Addicks a point.

Fulham could have secured only a third win since January in the last minute but Matt Smith shot over the bar.

McCormack gave Fulham the perfect start after just eight minutes when he nodded his 14th goal of the season over keeper Stephen Henderson following a flick-on from strike partner Smith.

However, the lead lasted just 10 minutes before Morgan Fox whipped in a low cross for Iceland international Gudmundsson to hammer the ball into the roof of the net at the far post, despite Fulham's claim that team-mate Frederic Bulot had been in an off-side position.

Gudmundsson then missed a great chance when he shot wide from a Igor Vetokele cross before the break and Chris Eagles was denied by Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli in the second half.

But Fulham could have earned only their fifth away win with Smith seeing an effort cleared off the line by Joe Gomez before wasting a fantastic late chance.

Fulham manager Kit Symons:

"I'd say it was a good point, although I'd have liked all three. But I think you take what you can at this moment in time.

"Their goal was blatantly offside. It was a horrific decision and it cost us dearly.

"We were the team pushing. We had double their shots but couldn't quite get that second goal.

"Matty Smith was out on his feet at the end when he put that right-foot effort over the bar. If he was a little bit more lively he would have finished that."

Line-ups

Charlton

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Henderson
  • 3Gomez
  • 26Ben HaimBooked at 30mins
  • 22Johnson
  • 21Fox
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 24Cousins
  • 12Diarra
  • 8BulotSubstituted forEaglesat 70'minutes
  • 14VetokeleSubstituted forChurchat 79'minutes
  • 32Watt

Substitutes

  • 6Bikey Amougou
  • 9Eagles
  • 16Wiggins
  • 18Church
  • 31Lennon
  • 36Dmitrovic
  • 40Lepoint

Fulham

Formation 4-1-3-2

  • 40Bettinelli
  • 2Hoogland
  • 33BurnBooked at 57mins
  • 18Turner
  • 24Husband
  • 8ParkerBooked at 70mins
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 13GuthrieSubstituted forKacaniklicat 68'minutes
  • 32KavanaghSubstituted forRuizat 68'minutes
  • 9Smith
  • 44McCormack

Substitutes

  • 1Kiraly
  • 3Stafylidis
  • 10Ruiz
  • 11Kacaniklic
  • 16Woodrow
  • 20Rodallega
  • 43Donnelly
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
16,521

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamFulham
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Fulham 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Fulham 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

  4. Post update

    Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Alou Diarra (Charlton Athletic).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).

  7. Post update

    Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Bryan Ruiz following a set piece situation.

  9. Post update

    Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Alou Diarra (Charlton Athletic).

  11. Post update

    Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Tim Hoogland (Fulham).

  14. Post update

    Simon Church (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic).

  17. Post update

    Hand ball by Roger Johnson (Charlton Athletic).

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matt Smith (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alexander Kacaniklic.

  19. Post update

    Michael Turner (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bournemouth412211887434477
2Norwich412210979433676
3Watford412371182483476
4Middlesbrough412291060322875
5Derby4120111073452871
6Wolves4120111062491371
7Brentford412171370551570
8Ipswich4119111161461568
9Nottm Forest411513136558758
10Blackburn401512135450457
11Charlton411316125053-355
12Sheff Wed411315133743-654
13Cardiff411313154954-552
14Leeds411410174654-852
15Birmingham401214144760-1350
16Bolton411310185058-849
17Huddersfield411212175169-1848
18Reading401210184463-1946
19Brighton411015164348-545
20Fulham41128215273-2144
21Rotherham411013184262-2043
22Millwall40812203565-3036
23Wigan41811223555-2035
24Blackpool41413243280-4825
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