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Charlton Athletic 0-2 Wolves

Jordan Graham
Jordan Graham scored his first senior goal for Wolves in his 14th appearance this season

Jordan Graham's first senior goal helped Wolves earn a straightforward victory against Charlton at The Valley.

The 20-year-old reacted quickest to a scramble in the box just after the break to fire the ball past goalkeeper Stephen Henderson.

Graham's late corner was met by captain Danny Batth, whose effort towards goal was deflected in by defender Harry Lennon to double the lead.

The Addicks only had two shots on target in a 13th defeat this season.

Wolves striker Benik Afobe's scuffed shot was the only effort on target from either side in a first half, which ended shortly after a collision between Charlton substitute Simon Makienok and referee Keith Hill.

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Jackett on Charlton v Wolves

The start of the second-half was delayed by 10 minutes as Hill had to be replaced, but the visitors threatened immediately as Graham curled the ball narrowly wide of the post after a quick break away.

Moments later Afobe turned Lennon, cut the ball back from the right byline and into the path of his midfield team-mate, who had the simplest of tap-ins.

Charlton struggled to win enough of the ball and took until the 71st minute to manage their first effort on target, but Makienok's header was easily saved.

With seven minutes of play left, the impressive Graham was once again involved as his inswinging corner caused mayhem and led to Lennon's own goal, which ensured Wolves secured back-to-back victories.

It was a fourth defeat in eight matches for the home side - who are now only two points above bottom-of-the-table Bolton.

Charlton interim boss Karel Fraeye:

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Fraeye on Charlton v Wolves

"Focusing on the negativity won't help the players. As staff, we have to focus on what we must improve on. Nobody is happy at the situation which we are in.

"It was a tight first half, the second half we were at times less sharp in both boxes - defensively as well as offensively.

"We got punished for that. Wolves have the players with pace and technique to hurt us."

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett:

"The first goal was pivotal, the first half there was once chance for Afobe who took it on his chest.

"The second period we got the first goal, which in the Championship is big, and that is the fifth game on the trot that we've got the first goal.

"After that we managed the game very well, and I am delighted to see that second one go in. Defensively we negated Charlton.

"We've been waiting for Jordan Graham to get that first goal, he's capable of cutting inside and shooting."

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Henderson
  • 20Solly
  • 6Sarr
  • 26LennonBooked at 54mins
  • 21FoxSubstituted forCeballosat 80'minutes
  • 22BaBooked at 78mins
  • 4Jackson
  • 2Vaz Te
  • 16GhoochannejhadSubstituted forHolmes-Dennisat 66'minutes
  • 37LookmanSubstituted forMakienokat 45+1'minutes
  • 18Ahearne-Grant

Substitutes

  • 9Makienok
  • 10Ceballos
  • 17Holmes-Dennis
  • 24Charles-Cook
  • 30Pope
  • 33Muldoon
  • 44Moussa

Wolves

  • 1Ikeme
  • 18Iorfa
  • 6Batth
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 2Doherty
  • 11McDonald
  • 16Coady
  • 7HenrySubstituted forByrneat 71'minutes
  • 4Edwards
  • 24GrahamSubstituted forOjoat 88'minutes
  • 10Afobe

Substitutes

  • 3Golbourne
  • 12Wallace
  • 13McCarey
  • 20Ojo
  • 22Sigurdarson
  • 25Byrne
  • 29Le Fondre
Referee:
Mathew Buonassisi
Attendance:
18,059

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

Attempt blocked. Ricardo Vaz Te (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Solly.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Sheyi Ojo replaces Jordan Graham.

Foul by Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Charlton Athletic).

Nathan Byrne (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Cristian Ceballos (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by El-Hadji Ba.

Goal!

Own Goal by Harry Lennon, Charlton Athletic. Charlton Athletic 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Stephen Henderson.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Byrne (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Doherty.

Foul by El-Hadji Ba (Charlton Athletic).

Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Cristian Ceballos replaces Morgan Fox.

Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Booking

El-Hadji Ba (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by El-Hadji Ba (Charlton Athletic).

Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic).

Jordan Graham (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Ricardo Vaz Te (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Attempt blocked. Jordan Graham (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.

Attempt saved. Simon Makienok (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Morgan Fox with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nathan Byrne replaces James Henry.

Attempt missed. Harry Lennon (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Simon Makienok with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

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

Foul by James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Matt Doherty.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Tareiq Holmes-Dennis replaces Reza Ghoochannejhad.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Morgan Fox.

Harry Lennon (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Stephen Henderson (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

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

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Stephen Henderson.

Attempt saved. Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dave Edwards.

goal

As It Stood

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2Derby23138235132247
3Hull24135634171744
4Brighton23111113123844
5Burnley24118534231141
6Ipswich2310763330337
7Sheff Wed249963528736
8Brentford2410683633336
9Birmingham2410682826236
10Cardiff238962825333
11Wolves248793132-131
12Reading2486102928130
13QPR247982931-230
14Leeds237972325-230
15Nottm Forest237882322129
16Blackburn2361072220228
17Preston2461081921-228
18Huddersfield2467112836-825
19Fulham235993641-524
20MK Dons2464142032-1222
21Rotherham2363142838-1021
22Bristol City2449112243-2121
23Charlton2447132041-2119
24Bolton24211111937-1817
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