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Charlton Athletic 0-1 Derby County

Johnny Russell
Johnny Russell has scored eight goals in 45 games for Derby this season

Derby boosted their play-off hopes with a win at Charlton which left the Addicks on the verge of relegation.

Charlton keeper Nick Pope made a fine double save to deny Tom Ince and Chris Martin as Derby edged the first half.

Igor Vetokele hit a post and Jorge Teixeira had a Charlton goal disallowed after the break, before Johnny Russell headed Derby in front.

Jordan Cousins fired wide for the hosts as they pushed for an equaliser, but Derby held on for a third straight win.

The result leaves Charlton second bottom of the table, 11 points adrift of safety with only four games remaining this season.

Derby remain fifth, nine points ahead of Cardiff City, who are just outside the play-off places in seventh.

Jose Riga's side matched the Rams for long periods, but their hard work was undone as they conceded a league-high 25th set-piece goal, Russell heading in after they failed to clear Ince's corner.

The goal came moments after Teixeira appeared to have given the Addicks the lead, only for his effort to be ruled out for a foul on Derby keeper Scott Carson.

Charlton's Simon Makienok missed a late header as Darren Wassall's Derby held on.

Charlton head coach Jose Riga:

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Jose Riga speaks after Derby defeat

"We know we had to face a big squad and big team. Just look at their results, but we did not see any difference between a team fighting for promotion and one fighting against relegation.

"It shows we can do something with this team.

"I'm very proud with what they can give. I'm proud of my team, all the squad, that's what I was repeating."

Derby head coach Darren Wassall:

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Wassall on Charlton v Derby County

"Our home form has been magnificent and we needed to win that away from home.

"It's four wins out of five. The response to defeat against Cardiff has been magnificent. We're starting to build momentum.

"I'm elated as it was a really big day for us. We've not secured a play-off place but that's the first time we've secured three on the trot since we've been here.

"It is close. We cannot rest on our laurels, we've not secured it yet."

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 30Pope
  • 20SollySubstituted forMottaat 78'minutes
  • 15Fanni
  • 50Teixeira
  • 21FoxBooked at 90mins
  • 11Harriott
  • 8Cousins
  • 12DiarraSubstituted forMakienokat 83'minutes
  • 37LookmanSubstituted forBergdichat 90'minutes
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 14Vetokele

Substitutes

  • 2Yun
  • 4Jackson
  • 9Makienok
  • 19Bergdich
  • 26Lennon
  • 27Mitov
  • 47Motta

Derby

  • 17Carson
  • 2ChristieBooked at 90mins
  • 6KeoghBooked at 81mins
  • 14Shackell
  • 26Hanson
  • 4Bryson
  • 34Thorne
  • 18ButterfieldBooked at 66minsSubstituted forHughesat 71'minutes
  • 11Russell
  • 9Martin
  • 23Ince

Substitutes

  • 5Buxton
  • 10Bent
  • 19Hughes
  • 20Camara
  • 22Blackman
  • 24Weimann
  • 35Mitchell
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
15,857

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home15
Away22
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away11
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Derby County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Derby County 1.

Attempt saved. Johnny Russell (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Will Hughes.

Attempt blocked. Simon Makienok (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Callum Harriott with a cross.

Booking

Cyrus Christie (Derby County) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt missed. Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Simon Makienok with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Zakarya Bergdich replaces Ademola Lookman.

Foul by Johnny Russell (Derby County).

Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Chris Martin (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Will Hughes.

Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Marco Motta.

Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic).

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Richard Keogh.

Attempt missed. Johnny Russell (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Martin with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ademola Lookman (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Simon Makienok replaces Alou Diarra.

Booking

Richard Keogh (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Richard Keogh (Derby County).

Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Marco Motta replaces Chris Solly.

Offside, Derby County. Johnny Russell tries a through ball, but Tom Ince is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Tom Ince (Derby County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Bryson.

Attempt missed. Tom Ince (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Martin.

Attempt blocked. Craig Bryson (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Chris Solly.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Jorge Teixeira.

Attempt blocked. George Thorne (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Will Hughes replaces Jacob Butterfield.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Rod Fanni.

Attempt blocked. Tom Ince (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cyrus Christie.

Attempt missed. Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Scott Carson.

Attempt saved. Ademola Lookman (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Middlesbrough42267959273285
2Burnley422314566343283
3Brighton422215563392481
4Hull4121101058302873
5Derby422013961382373
6Sheff Wed421815961421969
7Cardiff421616105244864
8Ipswich421613134848061
9Birmingham421611154743459
10Preston421415134040057
11QPR421317125248456
12Leeds421315144452-854
13Brentford41158185862-453
14Wolves421314154954-553
15Reading421312174851-351
16Huddersfield421310195659-349
17Bristol City421212184665-1948
18Blackburn421114173942-347
19Nottm Forest421114173643-747
20Fulham421114176372-947
21Rotherham42138215164-1347
22MK Dons42911223560-2538
23Charlton42812223773-3636
24Bolton42414243978-3926
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