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Charlton Athletic 1-2 Huddersfield Town

Harry Bunn
Harry Bunn scored his first goal of the season for Huddersfield

Huddersfield recorded their first win of the season at the expense of Charlton Athletic at the Valley.

The Terriers went in front when Harry Bunn's volley bounced over Nick Pope in the home goal.

Wigan loanee Emyr Huws made it 2-0 with a free-kick before Naby Sarr pulled one back from Johann Berg Gudmundsson's free-kick six minutes later.

Zakarya Bergdich and Simon Makienok had chances to level for the Addicks but they failed to hit the target.

The Terriers had failed to win any of their opening seven games in the Championship and League Cup to leave Chris Powell's side just one point off the bottom of the table.

They got off to the perfect start thanks to Bunn's finish from Sean Scannell's centre, though home goalkeeper Pope could perhaps have done better.

Bunn and Mustapha Carayol both came close to making it 2-0 before debutant Huws did just that with a wonderful free-kick from 25 yards.

Berg Gudmundsson's free-kick was headed home by Sarr five minutes before the break as Charlton looked to mount a comeback.

Despite dominating the second half the Addicks were unable to really test Jed Steer in the Huddersfield goal as the Terriers held out for a vital win.

Charlton manager Guy Luzon: "Nick Pope did a great job the last seven games, he played very well.

"Also the last home game against Rotherham (a 1-1 draw) he played very well, he didn't have any problem with confidence. He's a good goalkeeper.

"We need to focus on how we improve our quality in attack and our quality in defence."

Huddersfield boss Chris Powell, who previously managed Charlton: "We should have won one or two games earlier, maybe it's fate. Who knows? I'm very happy at Huddersfield. Of course people will just connect my past with the result but it's about the now, and the future.

"I wouldn't expect anything less of the fans here, they've been superb with me from the day I walked in, in June 1998, they've been first class with me."

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 30Pope
  • 20Solly
  • 6SarrBooked at 59mins
  • 5Bauer
  • 21FoxSubstituted forMcAlenyat 74'minutes
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 22BaSubstituted forBergdichat 54'minutes
  • 3Kashi
  • 8Cousins
  • 32Watt
  • 9MakienokSubstituted forVetokeleat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Jackson
  • 12Diarra
  • 14Vetokele
  • 18Ahearne-Grant
  • 19Bergdich
  • 27Mitov
  • 28McAleny

Huddersfield

  • 1SteerBooked at 68mins
  • 14Cranie
  • 12Ward
  • 33LynchBooked at 25mins
  • 3Davidson
  • 7ScannellSubstituted forSmithat 89'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 4Whitehead
  • 16HuwsSubstituted forBillingat 45'minutes
  • 10CarayolBooked at 27minsSubstituted forDempseyat 78'minutes
  • 11Miller
  • 17Bunn

Substitutes

  • 2Smith
  • 8Paterson
  • 18Lolley
  • 21Wells
  • 22Dempsey
  • 26Allinson
  • 29Billing
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
13,873

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home18
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Huddersfield Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Huddersfield Town 2.

  3. Booking

    Tommy Smith (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Zakarya Bergdich (Charlton Athletic).

  5. Post update

    Ishmael Miller (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kyle Dempsey.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ahmed Kashi (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Conor McAleny.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Conor McAleny (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

  9. Post update

    Conor McAleny (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Tommy Smith (Huddersfield Town).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Tommy Smith replaces Sean Scannell.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Conor McAleny (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Conor McAleny (Charlton Athletic).

  14. Post update

    Martin Cranie (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kyle Dempsey (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Elliott Ward.

  17. Post update

    Conor McAleny (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Martin Cranie (Huddersfield Town).

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Conor McAleny (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

  20. Post update

    Naby Sarr (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.