Championship
CharltonCharlton Athletic0WolvesWolverhampton Wanderers2
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.

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:

"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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Sheyi Ojo replaces Jordan Graham.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Charlton Athletic).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Goal!

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

  9. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Stephen Henderson.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by El-Hadji Ba (Charlton Athletic).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Cristian Ceballos replaces Morgan Fox.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  16. Booking

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by El-Hadji Ba (Charlton Athletic).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic).

  20. Post update

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

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