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Charlton Athletic 0-0 Leeds United

Ricardo Vaz Te
Former West Ham striker Ricardo vaz Te joined the Addicks on a season-long deal last month

Charlton Athletic moved out of the Championship's bottom three as they played out a goalless draw with Leeds United at the Valley.

Ademola Lookman's shot bounced along the line for the hosts, while Marco Silvestri's stunning save denied Ricardo Vaz Te when clean through.

Leeds created little, but Tom Adeyemi missed a late sitter from six yards.

The Whites have now picked up 10 points in six matches under new boss Steve Evans, but slipped to 18th.

Charlton fans again protested against the club's owners before the game, but were almost celebrating when Lookman went agonisingly close, with Johann Berg Gudmundsson inches away from forcing it home.

Lookman then produced a powerful low drive to test Silvestri as Charlton continued their confident start.

Leeds took 20 minutes to trouble Stephen Henderson, who dealt easily with Alex Mowatt's free-kick before Lewis Cook curled a shot wide.

Silvestri again denied Lookman and then pulled off a superb low save to deny Vaz Te, who connected well with Gudmundsson's cross from eight yards.

United offered little in attack until late on when Mowatt volleyed over and Charlie Taylor's low shot forced Henderson into a good stop.

The Addicks survived the flurry of chances to end a three-match losing run and move up to 21st.

Charlton interim manager Karel Fraeye:

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Fraeye on Charlton v Leeds

"We learned our lesson from Ipswich and Brighton, and we defended like men. We were the better team in the first half and we had a good chance to get ahead and maybe win 1-0.

"Leeds showed quality and had a good 15 minutes and we were lucky not to concede when they had their best chance, but we deserved that.

"We had chances and one day they will flow in. Another day we could shoot from 18 yards."

Leeds boss Steve Evans:

"I was delighted with my lads. "I told them in the dressing room to look how the Leeds fans applauded them at the end.

"The difference between now and when we lost at QPR (1-0 two weeks ago) was incredible. The fans are behind them now because they played for the shirt, played for the badge - that's what the fans want.

"If we had left The Valley without a point then the Charlton players and staff should go home wearing balaclavas because it would have been a robbery."

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Henderson
  • 20Solly
  • 12Diarra
  • 26Lennon
  • 17Holmes-Dennis
  • 8CousinsBooked at 48mins
  • 4JacksonSubstituted forMakienokat 81'minutes
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 16GhoochannejhadBooked at 52minsSubstituted forBaat 81'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 37Lookman
  • 2Vaz TeSubstituted forAhearne-Grantat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Sarr
  • 9Makienok
  • 18Ahearne-Grant
  • 21Fox
  • 22Ba
  • 24Charles-Cook
  • 30Pope

Leeds

  • 1Silvestri
  • 4WoottonBooked at 2minsSubstituted forBerardiat 48'minutesSubstituted forByramat 90+4'minutes
  • 5BellusciBooked at 72mins
  • 6Cooper
  • 21Taylor
  • 26BridcuttBooked at 62mins
  • 15Dallas
  • 23L CookBooked at 90mins
  • 24Adeyemi
  • 10MowattBooked at 56minsSubstituted forBotakaat 64'minutes
  • 9Wood

Substitutes

  • 2Byram
  • 7Antenucci
  • 8Murphy
  • 11Doukara
  • 20Botaka
  • 28Berardi
  • 45Peacock-Farrell
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
15,867

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home13
Away18
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Leeds United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Leeds United 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Tareiq Holmes-Dennis.

  4. Post update

    Giuseppe Bellusci (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic).

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alou Diarra (Charlton Athletic) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Leeds United. Sam Byram replaces Gaetano Berardi because of an injury.

  8. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  9. Post update

    Delay in match Gaetano Berardi (Leeds United) because of an injury.

  10. Booking

    El-Hadji Ba (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Booking

    Lewis Cook (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Cook (Leeds United).

  13. Post update

    Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Liam Bridcutt (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Simon Makienok (Charlton Athletic).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gaetano Berardi (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Tom Adeyemi with a headed pass.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Karlan Ahearne-Grant replaces Ricardo Vaz Te.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Adeyemi (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Liam Cooper (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Botaka.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ademola Lookman (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by El-Hadji Ba.

As It Stood

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2Middlesbrough20124429121740
3Hull20115429131638
4Derby20108228131538
5Burnley209832619735
6Ipswich208752927231
7Cardiff207942420430
8Sheff Wed207942724330
9Birmingham208572522329
10Brentford208572827129
11Blackburn206952218427
12Reading207672623327
13QPR207672425-127
14Wolves206772525025
15Nottm Forest206682020024
16Preston205961616024
17Fulham205873335-223
18Leeds205871822-423
19Bristol City204792033-1319
20Huddersfield2046102030-1018
21Charlton2045111732-1517
22MK Dons2044121527-1216
23Rotherham2043132236-1415
24Bolton2019101429-1512
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