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Birmingham City 1-0 Charlton Athletic

Lloyd Dyer
Dyer's goal was his first since moving from Watford in January

Substitute Lloyd Dyer scored with eight minutes remaining to earn the win that moves Birmingham level on points in the Championship with opponents Charlton.

The winger lashed a 20-yard shot past Stephen Henderson to inflict Charlton's second away defeat in six.

Charlton stay 10th on goal difference, though, with Birmingham a place lower.

Blues had the better chances with David Cotterill hitting an upright and Henderson superbly saving Jonathan Grounds' header late on.

Robert Tesche, twice, and Diego Fabbrini also spurned openings before Teshe released Dyer to score with a raking, low drive.

Charlton's best work in the game involved Tony Watt.

The Scot was twice denied by Darren Randolph and also set up Igor Vetokele for a shooting chance, only for the goalkeeper to intervene again.

Birmingham manager Gary Rowett:

"It was very important to come out in the last home game and put in a performance befitting the progress we have made.

"Some of our attacking play was very good and in the end it was fitting that Lloyd Dyer scored the only goal with a great finish. It shows what a fantastic player he is and the fine career he has had."

Charlton manager Guy Luzon:

"It was really a poor performance. The way we played was not very good. We played without patience and over 90 minutes we deserved to lose.

"I think it was our worst performance since I joined the club. The object was to play positively and I didn't like this kind of performance."

Line-ups

Birmingham

  • 1Randolph
  • 31Caddis
  • 23Spector
  • 28Morrison
  • 3GroundsBooked at 80mins
  • 26Davis
  • 13Tesche
  • 11CotterillSubstituted forDyerat 71'minutes
  • 36FabbriniSubstituted forThomasat 80'minutes
  • 33Gray
  • 9Donaldson

Substitutes

  • 4Robinson
  • 8Gleeson
  • 10Thomas
  • 21Doyle
  • 22Shinnie
  • 24Arthur
  • 40Dyer

Charlton

  • 1Henderson
  • 20Solly
  • 26Ben Haim
  • 22Johnson
  • 21Fox
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 24CousinsBooked at 75minsSubstituted forDiarraat 88'minutes
  • 17Buyens
  • 8BulotSubstituted forEaglesat 63'minutes
  • 14VetokeleSubstituted forChurchat 78'minutes
  • 32Watt

Substitutes

  • 3Gomez
  • 9Eagles
  • 12Diarra
  • 16Wiggins
  • 18Church
  • 31Lennon
  • 44Etheridge
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
17,775

Match Stats

Home TeamBirminghamAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home22
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home14
Away6
Fouls
Home4
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Birmingham City 1, Charlton Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Birmingham City 1, Charlton Athletic 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Birmingham City. David Davis tries a through ball, but Clayton Donaldson is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Morgan Fox.

  5. Post update

    Wes Thomas (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Tal Ben Haim (Charlton Athletic).

  7. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Alou Diarra replaces Jordan Cousins because of an injury.

  9. Post update

    Delay in match Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paul Caddis (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Demarai Gray.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lloyd Dyer (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Robert Tesche.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left following a corner.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Robert Tesche.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Birmingham City. David Davis tries a through ball, but Clayton Donaldson is caught offside.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Birmingham City 1, Charlton Athletic 0. Lloyd Dyer (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Robert Tesche.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by David Davis.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Birmingham City. Wes Thomas replaces Diego Fabbrini.

  18. Booking

    Jonathan Grounds (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jonathan Grounds (Birmingham City).

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Watford452771190494188
2Bournemouth442412892454784
3Middlesbrough452591168373184
4Norwich4524111084463883
5Ipswich4522121170511978
6Derby4521141085533277
7Brentford452291475591675
8Wolves4521121266541275
9Blackburn451616136357664
10Charlton451418135457-360
11Birmingham451515155364-1160
12Nottm Forest451514167067359
13Cardiff451514165560-559
14Sheff Wed451417144248-659
15Leeds451510205061-1155
16Huddersfield451315175875-1754
17Fulham451410216079-1952
18Bolton441312195463-951
19Reading441211214467-2347
20Brighton451016194454-1046
21Rotherham441015194466-2242
22Millwall45914224072-3241
23Wigan45912243961-2239
24Blackpool45413283691-5525
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