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Fleetwood Town 1-0 Charlton Athletic

Ched Evans put his deadline-day drama behind him as he scored the only goal of the game as Fleetwood beat Charlton.

Evans, on loan at Town from Sheffield United, reportedly saw a late move to Bolton fall through on Thursday.

But he showed he had not lost his focus as his 68th-minute strike gave Fleetwood all three points in the League One clash at Highbury.

It was a tepid first half, with the visitors having the best chance of the period when Ben Purrington's close-range effort was kept out by a combination of Town striker Ashley Nadesan and goalkeeper Alex Cairns.

Nadesan fired over while Evans shot straight at goalkeeper Dillon Phillips, but it was the introduction of Ash Hunter and Jack Sowerby in the 61st minute that sparked Town's attack.

Within seven minutes, Hunter's ball in from the left was nodded down by Paddy Madden into the path of Evans who fired home.

Evans went close to a second but he sent the ball crashing past the right post after Phillips found himself out of his box.

Charlton ended the game with 10 men as Patrick Bauer, who was booked in the 67th minute for a foul on James Wallace, was shown a second yellow with three minutes left after bringing down on Evans.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1Cairns
  • 7BurnsSubstituted forBigginsat 83'minutes
  • 5Eastham
  • 12Souttar
  • 26Husband
  • 23WallaceBooked at 36mins
  • 4HoltSubstituted forSowerbyat 61'minutes
  • 38WallaceBooked at 7mins
  • 24NadesanSubstituted forHunterat 61'minutes
  • 9Evans
  • 17Madden

Substitutes

  • 16Jones
  • 18Taylor
  • 22Hunter
  • 27Biggins
  • 28Sowerby
  • 29Sheron
  • 34Garner

Charlton

  • 1Phillips
  • 20Solly
  • 5BauerBooked at 87mins
  • 23SarrBooked at 78mins
  • 16Purrington
  • 32LapslieSubstituted forParkerat 54'minutes
  • 4BielikBooked at 75mins
  • 24Cullen
  • 12ReevesSubstituted forVetokeleat 73'minutes
  • 21Williams
  • 37Hackett-FairchildSubstituted forFosu-Henryat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Dijksteel
  • 7Marshall
  • 10Parker
  • 11Fosu-Henry
  • 14Vetokele
  • 15Pratley
  • 22Maxwell
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
2,742

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home18
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Charlton Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Charlton Athletic 0.

Foul by James Wallace (Fleetwood Town).

Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Harrison Biggins (Fleetwood Town).

Josh Parker (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Josh Parker (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt missed. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic) for a bad foul.

Foul by Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic).

James Wallace (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic).

Foul by Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town).

Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Harrison Biggins replaces Wes Burns because of an injury.

Delay in match Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) because of an injury.

Booking

Naby Sarr (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James Wallace (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Naby Sarr (Charlton Athletic).

Foul by James Wallace (Fleetwood Town).

Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ross Wallace (Fleetwood Town).

Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Krystian Bielik (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Krystian Bielik (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Igor Vetokele replaces Ben Reeves.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Tariqe Fosu-Henry replaces Reeco Hackett-Fairchild.

James Wallace (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Reeves (Charlton Athletic).

Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).

Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, Charlton Athletic 0. Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paddy Madden.

James Husband (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Parker (Charlton Athletic).

James Wallace (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton31198461273465
2Barnsley30178553262759
3Portsmouth30177650311958
4Sunderland281511249262356
5Charlton31166947321554
6Peterborough31131084941849
7Doncaster29138852381447
8Blackpool29111083127443
9Wycombe311110104142-143
10Fleetwood31119114234842
11Coventry31117133237-540
12Southend30122163937238
13Burton30108123939038
14Scunthorpe31107143856-1837
15Accrington2899102736-936
16Plymouth31106153952-1336
17Walsall3098133447-1335
18Rochdale3197153862-2434
19Gillingham3096154049-933
20Bristol Rovers3088142933-432
21Oxford Utd30711123746-932
22Bradford3195173651-1532
23Shrewsbury30710133242-1031
24Wimbledon3065192246-2423
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