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Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Charlton Athletic

Adam Le Fondre
Adam Le Fondre scored his first goal for Wolves since joining on loan from Cardiff in the summer

Wolves sealed their first home league win of the season and put an end to Charlton Athletic's unbeaten start thanks to Adam Le Fondre's late goal.

Johann Gudmundsson gave Charlton the lead in the second half with a powerful shot drilled under keeper Carl Ikeme.

Wolves equalised soon after when Dave Edwards coolly poked the ball home on the rebound after his shot was blocked.

And Le Fondre gave Wolves all three points when he fired Benik Afobe's low cross into the net.

Wolves almost took an early lead when Afobe laid the ball on to the onrushing James Henry, who curled the ball just wide of the post.

Ikeme kept the scores level when he caught Chris Solly's free-kick, while Wolves almost found a breakthrough but Edwards failed to latch onto Henry's cross.

The visitors were in front after the break through Gudmundsson's low shot and they could have doubled their lead when Zakarya Bergdich fired wide after stealing possession off Matt Doherty.

After a delay in play following an injury to Nouha Dicko, Wolves restored parity when Henry's low cross was stabbed past Charlton keeper Nick Pope at the second attempt by Edwards.

The hosts marked their first home league win of the season when Afobe's low cross deceived the Charlton back line to find its way to Le Fondre, who made no mistake from close range.

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett:

"I felt it was a deserved win. I thought we passed the ball very well and some of our play was excellent but we couldn't get that final ball or take the chances up and around the box in the first half.

"We went a goal behind slightly unluckily then I was delighted with the character of the team to come back after that.

"After two recent losses it was great to get three points going into the international break."

Charlton manager Guy Luzon:

"Of course I am very disappointed because I am pleased with our performance especially in the second half.

"We played well and played positive football, we moved the ball well. We scored one and had a chance to score the second.

"In the second half we had an influence on the game and took possession. I changed the tactics a bit and played with three in the midfield and we played better. So I am very disappointed because I think that we deserved more then zero points. But it is part of the game and we continue."

Line-ups

Wolves

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Ikeme
  • 2Doherty
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 30Hause
  • 3Golbourne
  • 4Edwards
  • 16Coady
  • 11McDonaldSubstituted forOjoat 62'minutes
  • 7Henry
  • 10AfobeSubstituted forJ Wallaceat 88'minutes
  • 9DickoSubstituted forLe Fondreat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12J Wallace
  • 18Iorfa
  • 19Price
  • 20Ojo
  • 26Martinez
  • 29Le Fondre
  • 48Enobakhare

Charlton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 30Pope
  • 20Solly
  • 12Diarra
  • 5Bauer
  • 21Fox
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 3KashiBooked at 23mins
  • 8Cousins
  • 19BergdichSubstituted forJacksonat 90'minutes
  • 18Ahearne-GrantSubstituted forBaat 45'minutes
  • 9MakienokSubstituted forVetokeleat 18'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Jackson
  • 6Sarr
  • 14Vetokele
  • 22Ba
  • 24Charles-Cook
  • 26Lennon
  • 27Mitov
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
19,583

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Charlton Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Charlton Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic).

  4. Post update

    Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Hand ball by Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Johnnie Jackson replaces Zakarya Bergdich.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jed Wallace replaces Benik Afobe.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alou Diarra (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson with a cross following a set piece situation.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  15. Post update

    Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Charlton Athletic 1. Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sheyi Ojo with a cross.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Sheyi Ojo with a cross.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Dave Edwards.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Morgan Fox.