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Bristol City 1-1 Charlton Athletic

By Brendon MitchellBBC Sport at Ashton Gate
Harry Lennon celebrates his dramatic equaliser for Charlton against Bristol City
Harry Lennon celebrates his dramatic equaliser for Charlton against Bristol City

Harry Lennon's injury-time strike rescued a point for Charlton Athletic at fellow strugglers Bristol City.

Nathan Baker, on loan from Aston Villa, met Luke Freeman's far-post corner to put City ahead just before half-time.

The home side missed a host of chances, with Marlon Pack's penalty, after Jonathan Kodjia was hauled down by Lennon, rattling the crossbar.

And they were made to pay for their profligacy in front of goal when Lennon guided the ball in off the post.

It was cruel on Steve Cotterill's side, who carved out opportunity after opportunity during a one-sided second half but were unable to put the game to bed.

Kodjia was arguably most guilty, twice sending close-range headers off target and then failing to trouble goalkeeper Stephen Henderson when through on goal.

At the other end, Tareiq Holmes-Dennis' well-placed curler, palmed away by Frank Fielding, was the only occasion prior to Lennon's last-gasp intervention that Charlton seriously threatened.

The result, which means last season's League One champions remain without a Saturday home win since February, slip into the relegation zone - two points above Charlton in 23rd.

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill:

"Charlton have ended up getting a point they never deserved.

"The boys are giving me everything. If we had won four or five nil, which we should have done, people would have gone away saying how well we had played.

"We have to make more of our scoring opportunities. I don't blame Marlon Pack because his penalty was two inches from being perfect.

"We had so many other chances. Charlton were just trying not to get beaten, which is why they had so many men back getting in the way of our shots."

Charlton interim head coach Karel Fraeye:

"We come away with a good feeling after scoring so late. I am sure Bristol City will feel they deserved more and I have to agree with that.

"As my skipper said to the players after the game, this can be a turning point mentally for the team because we have given away late goals in the past.

"I am delighted that Harry Lennon scored because having conceded the penalty it was an extra special feeling for him. He is a young player who gives everything for the shirt."

Bristol City
Bristol City players cut dejected figures after Charlton's equaliser

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 13Bennett
  • 5Ayling
  • 4Flint
  • 17Baker
  • 23Bryan
  • 7Smith
  • 15FreemanBooked at 89mins
  • 21Pack
  • 18WilbrahamBooked at 75mins
  • 22KodjiaSubstituted forBurnsat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Little
  • 3Williams
  • 9Cox
  • 14Reid
  • 16Moore
  • 20Burns
  • 24O'Leary

Charlton

  • 1Henderson
  • 20Solly
  • 12DiarraSubstituted forSarrat 32'minutes
  • 26Lennon
  • 21Fox
  • 8CousinsSubstituted forHolmes-Dennisat 45'minutes
  • 4Jackson
  • 37LookmanBooked at 52mins
  • 16Ghoochannejhad
  • 2Vaz TeSubstituted forBaat 54'minutes
  • 9Makienok

Substitutes

  • 6Sarr
  • 17Holmes-Dennis
  • 18Ahearne-Grant
  • 22Ba
  • 24Charles-Cook
  • 30Pope
  • 44Moussa
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
15,285

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home18
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol City 1, Charlton Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol City 1, Charlton Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Simon Makienok (Charlton Athletic).

  4. Post update

    Luke Ayling (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. Wes Burns replaces Jonathan Kodjia.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Bristol City 1, Charlton Athletic 1. Harry Lennon (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ademola Lookman (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Bristol City. Korey Smith tries a through ball, but Jonathan Kodjia is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Bristol City. Aaron Wilbraham tries a through ball, but Jonathan Kodjia is caught offside.

  10. Post update

    Offside, Charlton Athletic. Morgan Fox tries a through ball, but Simon Makienok is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Nathan Baker.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Reza Ghoochannejhad (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Simon Makienok with a headed pass.

  13. Booking

    Luke Freeman (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    El-Hadji Ba (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Luke Freeman (Bristol City).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonathan Kodjia.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Charlton Athletic).

  19. Post update

    Elliott Bennett (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Reza Ghoochannejhad (Charlton Athletic).