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Charlton Athletic 0-1 Bristol City

Lee Johnson
Lee Johnson (left) left his job at Barnsley to take over at Ashton Gate

Bristol City beat fellow strugglers Charlton in front of new manager Lee Johnson to climb out of the Championship relegation zone.

Johnson was appointed Robins boss earlier on Saturday afternoon but watched on from the directors' box.

The visitors won it thanks to Lee Tomlin's 21st-minute penalty after the Bournemouth loanee had been pushed by Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

The Addicks created openings but never came close to levelling.

This defeat, coupled with Bolton's win over Rotherham, means Jose Riga's men have dropped to the foot of the table.

Meanwhile, Bristol City have gone up to 20th in the Championship and are now three points clear of the relegation zone.

It could have been more comfortable for the visitors but Addicks keeper Stephen Henderson, who perhaps should have kept out Tomlin's spot-kick, made fine saves from two Luke Freeman efforts.

Charlton's clearest chance fell to striker Zakarya Bergdich but he shot tamely at keeper Richard O'Donnell.

Charlton boss Jorge Riga:

"The main reason we avoided going down last time was my positivity. But I'm also realistic, I'm not a dreamer.

"There are lots of games still left to play."

Bristol City joint stand-in manager Wade Elliott:

"We defended well, limited them to few opportunities and we looked lively on the counter.

"It's credit to the players, they are a really good bunch.

"The manager coming in has inherited a good group of players, there are some great characters and he has come into a good place."

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Henderson
  • 20Solly
  • 50Teixeira
  • 26Lennon
  • 21FoxSubstituted forHarriottat 78'minutes
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 8Cousins
  • 4JacksonBooked at 76minsSubstituted forBaat 84'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 19BergdichBooked at 40mins
  • 37LookmanSubstituted forGhoochannejhadat 63'minutes
  • 9Makienok

Substitutes

  • 6Sarr
  • 11Harriott
  • 16Ghoochannejhad
  • 22Ba
  • 28Johnson
  • 30Pope
  • 39Poyet

Bristol City

  • 12O'Donnell
  • 2Little
  • 4Flint
  • 17BakerBooked at 70mins
  • 13Golbourne
  • 21PackBooked at 37mins
  • 7SmithBooked at 5mins
  • 15Freeman
  • 14ReidSubstituted forWagstaffat 66'minutes
  • 9TomlinSubstituted forWilbrahamat 61'minutes
  • 22KodjiaSubstituted forAgardat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Fielding
  • 3Williams
  • 10Agard
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 16Pearce
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 20Burns
Referee:
Mike Jones
Attendance:
14,342

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Bristol City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Bristol City 1.

  3. Booking

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by El-Hadji Ba (Charlton Athletic).

  5. Post update

    Kieran Agard (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kieran Agard (Bristol City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Freeman.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic).

  8. Post update

    Kieran Agard (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Scott Golbourne.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. El-Hadji Ba replaces Johnnie Jackson.

  12. Post update

    Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Stephen Henderson.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luke Freeman (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Aaron Wilbraham.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Stephen Henderson.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luke Freeman (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Kieran Agard with a headed pass.

  18. Post update

    Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. Kieran Agard replaces Jonathan Kodjia.