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Brentford 1-2 Charlton Athletic

Callum Harriott scores his second goal of the afternoon in Charlton
Callum Harriott hit his first goals for Charlton since returning from loan at Colchester

Callum Harriott scored twice as Charlton won at Brentford to move within seven points of safety at the wrong end of the Championship table.

Harriott scored after just 19 seconds, then got his second in the 69th minute, to earn Jose Riga's Addicks their first win in six games.

In between, Brentford rarely looked like adding to centre-back Yoann Barbet's goal in the 26th minute.

Dean Smith's side were booed off after their fifth defeat in six matches.

The day started badly for the Bees, almost straight from the kick-off, when Morgan Fox's left-wing cross was only half cleared by Harlee Dean and the ball fell kindly for midfielder Harriott to coolly side foot home from 12 yards.

Brentford's only real attacking threat came from Alan Judge, who stung Charlton keeper Nick Pope's fingertips with a dipping drive midway through the first half - and it was from the Irishman's corner that Brentford equalised midway through the first half, when Barbet headed in close range at the far post.

But Charlton were back in front when home keeper David Button dropped a speculative cross and it fell for Harriott, who fired past two defenders on the line.

Charlton might even have stretched their lead in the dying minutes as Brentford pushed forward for the equaliser, on-loan Arsenal youngster Yaya Sanogo looking a constant threat.

But the visitors saw it through for only their second win in 19 games. And they Addicks are now unbeaten in their last three visits to Griffin Park - the first time they have done that since the 1920s.

Brentford boss Dean Smith: "We tried to get one in on loan this week but got knocked back but we will keep looking to get something done in the loan market, but it is a difficult time to get things done.

"We didn't create enough but when we did we didn't finish it off. Balls were flashing into the box with no one taking responsibility to get across the keeper and get a touch.

"We had chances but Sergi Canos pulled one wide and John Swift stays on his feet when he could have gone down and that showed a little bit of naivety."

Charlton boss Jose Riga: "We were very organised defensively and in attack and we deserved the win.

"It's good to be off the bottom even though we didn't make up ground, but all we can do is our job and I saw my team, players and staff keeping the same mindset - next time other results may be in our favour."

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 28Yennaris
  • 6Dean
  • 29Barbet
  • 3Bidwell
  • 15Woods
  • 10McEachranSubstituted forHofmannat 82'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 47CanosBooked at 53minsSubstituted forSaundersat 71'minutes
  • 18JudgeBooked at 90mins
  • 19Swift
  • 8DjuricinSubstituted forVibeat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Saunders
  • 11Hofmann
  • 12McCormack
  • 16Bonham
  • 17Kerschbaumer
  • 21Vibe
  • 22O'Connell

Charlton

  • 30Pope
  • 47MottaBooked at 56mins
  • 15FanniBooked at 87mins
  • 50Teixeira
  • 21Fox
  • 11HarriottSubstituted forMakienokat 86'minutes
  • 12DiarraSubstituted forPoyetat 35'minutesBooked at 45mins
  • 8Cousins
  • 2Yun
  • 7Berg GudmundssonSubstituted forGhoochannejhadat 90+4'minutes
  • 25SanogoBooked at 13mins

Substitutes

  • 9Makienok
  • 16Ghoochannejhad
  • 19Bergdich
  • 27Mitov
  • 28Johnson
  • 37Lookman
  • 39Poyet
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
10,108

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home16
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brentford 1, Charlton Athletic 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brentford 1, Charlton Athletic 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alan Judge (Brentford) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Saunders.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Reza Ghoochannejhad replaces Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

  6. Booking

    Philipp Hofmann (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Philipp Hofmann (Brentford).

  8. Post update

    Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Simon Makienok (Charlton Athletic) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Yaya Sanogo.

  10. Post update

    Foul by John Swift (Brentford).

  11. Post update

    Yun Suk-Young (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Charlton Athletic. Johann Berg Gudmundsson tries a through ball, but Yaya Sanogo is caught offside.

  13. Booking

    Alan Judge (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Alan Judge (Brentford).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lasse Vibe (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Woods.

  17. Booking

    Rod Fanni (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Simon Makienok replaces Callum Harriott.

  19. Post update

    Offside, Brentford. Alan Judge tries a through ball, but Lasse Vibe is caught offside.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Bidwell.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley351911554272768
2Middlesbrough34207747202767
3Hull34197848202864
4Brighton351713549341564
5Derby351612747301760
6Sheff Wed351413850361455
7Cardiff35141384738955
8Birmingham34159104032854
9Ipswich34159104240254
10Preston351213103332149
11Reading341111124038244
12QPR351014114142-144
13Wolves351110144349-643
14Brentford35127164855-743
15Nottm Forest341012123231142
16Leeds34914113240-841
17Blackburn34913123332140
18Huddersfield35109164448-439
19Fulham35813145358-537
20Bristol City35910163155-2437
21MK Dons3598183048-1835
22Rotherham3595213959-2032
23Charlton35610193266-3428
24Bolton35413183358-2525
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