Middlesbrough earned their first points of the Championship season with a narrow win at Charlton.

Striker Lukas Jutkiewicz headed home when Addicks goalkeeper Ben Hamer failed to collect a corner with 18 minutes to go.

Danny Green went close for the hosts early in the second half after a first period of few chances.

And George Friend saw a shot flash across the Charlton goal before Jutkiewicz struck the winner.

Defeat leaves Chris Powell's side awaiting their first league win of the season, following an opening-day defeat at Bournemouth.

Happy Valley

This win means that Middlesbrough have now lost just once in their last six visits to The Valley

The visitors made a positive start, despite coming into the game on the back of home defeats by Leicester in the Championship and Accrington Stanley in the Capital One Cup.

New signing Albert Adomah set up Jutkiewicz early on but his shot failed to trouble Hamer, and Adomah sent a free-kick over the crossbar before half-time.

The home side threatened after the break when Green's shot drew a good save from Middlesbrough goalkeeper Jason Steele.

But confusion between Hamer and Yann Kermorgant from a corner allowed Jutkiewicz to loop a header into the net for his first Championship goal of the season.

Steele then denied Green and Stephens headed wide, but Charlton could not find an equaliser and slipped to their second consecutive defeat in the league.

Charlton manager Chris Powell:

"Sometimes there's games when you just have to accept it's not going to flow the way you want and it wasn't to be today.

"We didn't have that spark that I expected from our first home match of the season.

"The goal summed up our day - Yann Kermorgant is normally great in both boxes but he just didn't get enough on his header and it fell to their striker."

Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray:

"Managers live and die by their results so it was important for us to get the win.

"We controlled the game for long spells but we've just got to make sure we put the ball in the net more often because it could easily have gone the other way today.

"We've been letting ourselves down in both boxes in our opening two matches and we put in a much better display. Now we have to try to build some momentum from this and move forward."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Charlton Athletic

  • 01 Hamer
  • 05 Morrison
  • 06 Dervite
  • 16 Wiggins
  • 20 Solly
  • 04 Jackson (Stephens - 46' Booked )
  • 07 Green (Wilson - 78' )
  • 11 Harriotts
  • 27 Gower
  • 10 Sordell (Church - 77' )
  • 18 Kermorgant

Substitutes

  • 30 Pope
  • 03 Evina
  • 28 Cort
  • 08 Stephens
  • 23 Wilson
  • 09 Church
  • 35 Pigott

Middlesbrough

  • 01 Steele (Leutwiler - 78' )
  • 03 Friend
  • 04 Williams Booked
  • 05 Richardson
  • 39 Woodgate
  • 07 Leadbitter (Smallwood - 83' )
  • 08 Varga
  • 18 Whitehead Booked
  • 19 Carayol (Emnes - 90' )
  • 27 Adomah
  • 09 Jutkiewicz

Substitutes

  • 32 Leutwiler
  • 21 Parnaby
  • 22 Gibson
  • 11 Ledesma
  • 33 Smallwood
  • 10 Emnes
  • 23 Main
Ref: Tierney
Att: 14,882

Match Stats

Shots

9 15

On target

3 3

Corners

6 8

Fouls

12 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:06 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +2:33

Free kick taken by Jayson Leutwiler.

90:00 +2:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Callum Harriott on Marvin Emnes.

90:00 +1:46

Clearance made by Rhys Williams.

90:00 +1:42

Chris Solly sends in a cross.

90:00 +1:08 Substitution

Substitution Marvin Emnes is brought on as a substitute for Mustapha Carayol.

89:26

Mark Gower delivers the ball.

88:31

Free kick taken by Dean Whitehead.

88:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lukas Jutkiewicz by Dorian Dervite.

87:42 Penalty

Penalty missed by Michael Morrison.

87:37

Corner taken by Dale Stephens.

87:13

Yann Kermorgant takes a shot.

87:09

Rhys Williams manages to make a clearance.

87:04

Free kick crossed by Mark Gower.

86:51

The referee shows Rhys Williams a yellow card.

86:51 Booking

Booking

86:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Church by Rhys Williams.

86:17

Dean Whitehead takes the free kick.

86:05

Dale Stephens goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

86:05 Booking

Booking

85:56

Dale Stephens concedes a free kick for a foul on Mustapha Carayol.

85:28

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Michael Morrison.

82:38 Substitution

Substitution Richard Smallwood joins the action as a substitute, replacing Grant Leadbitter.

82:00

Header by Yann Kermorgant goes harmlessly over the bar.

81:51

Lawrie Wilson sends in a cross.

81:00

Rhoys Wiggins sends in a cross.

80:33

Dorian Dervite manages to make a clearance.

80:25

Corner from the right by-line taken by Grant Leadbitter.

80:04

The ball is swung over by Mustapha Carayol.

79:55

Corner from the right by-line taken by Grant Leadbitter.

79:34

Mark Gower manages to make a clearance.

79:27

Mustapha Carayol delivers the ball.

77:32 Substitution

Substitution Jayson Leutwiler replaces Jason Steele.

77:05 Substitution

Substitution Lawrie Wilson is brought on as a substitute for Danny Green.

76:52 Substitution

Substitution Simon Church on for Marvin Sordell.

76:27

Header at goal by Dale Stephens goes over the bar.

76:18

The ball is sent over by Yann Kermorgant.

75:08

The ball is sent over by Chris Solly.

74:42

Shot by Danny Green. Jonathan Woodgate gets a block in.

74:31

Danny Green has an effort at goal. Jason Steele fumbles the ball.

73:01

Dean Whitehead takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

72:50

Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter.

71:09

Assist on the goal came from Jozsef Varga.

71:09 Goal scored

Goal! - Lukas Jutkiewicz - Charlton 0 - 1 Middlesbro Lukas Jutkiewicz heads the ball into the goal. Charlton 0-1 Middlesbrough.

70:49

Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the right by-line.

70:09

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Ben Hamer makes a block.

68:02

Mustapha Carayol takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.

67:21

Grant Leadbitter restarts play with the free kick.

67:16

Foul by Dale Stephens on Lukas Jutkiewicz, free kick awarded.

66:11

Shot by Mustapha Carayol. Blocked by Michael Morrison.

65:56

Shot by Grant Leadbitter. Blocked by Dorian Dervite.

65:13

Clearance by Michael Morrison.

65:09

Mustapha Carayol sends in a cross.

64:46

Jason Steele takes the free kick.

62:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marvin Sordell on Jason Steele.

61:57

Corner taken by Danny Green.

60:54

Free kick taken by George Friend.

60:47

Foul by Danny Green on George Friend, free kick awarded.

60:18

Corner taken by Danny Green from the left by-line.

59:57

Clearance made by Dean Whitehead.

59:52

Mark Gower sends in a cross.

58:45

Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.

58:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jozsef Varga by Dale Stephens.

57:48

The ball is sent over by Frazer Richardson.

57:17

Clearance made by Dale Stephens.

57:10

Michael Morrison manages to make a clearance.

57:05

Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the right by-line.

55:12

George Friend takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.

54:27

Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.

54:23

Dorian Dervite is ruled offside.

54:07

Corner taken by Danny Green from the right by-line.

53:47

Danny Green takes a shot. A parry by Jason Steele prevents the goal.

53:38

Callum Harriott crosses the ball.

52:58

Shot by Yann Kermorgant. Jason Steele makes a block.

49:23

Jonathan Woodgate makes a clearance.

49:16

Danny Green delivers the ball.

48:48

Shot by Mustapha Carayol cleared the bar.

47:39

Free kick taken by Ben Hamer.

47:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Sordell by Jozsef Varga.

47:13

Clearance made by Mark Gower.

47:08

The ball is swung over by Grant Leadbitter.

46:58

Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the left by-line.

46:44

Clearance made by Michael Morrison.

46:39

Mustapha Carayol delivers the ball.

45:59

Shot on goal comes in from Grant Leadbitter from the free kick.

45:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jozsef Varga by Mark Gower.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Dale Stephens joins the action as a substitute, replacing Johnnie Jackson.

45:00 +1:15 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:51

Marvin Sordell takes a shot and cleared the goal.

43:41

The ball is crossed by Mustapha Carayol.

42:32

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Albert Adomah and goes over.

41:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lukas Jutkiewicz by Dorian Dervite.

41:14

Free kick taken by George Friend.

41:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Green on George Friend.

36:34

Clearance by George Friend.

36:30

Corner from the right by-line taken by Danny Green.

36:14

Jason Steele makes a clearance.

34:23

Ben Hamer restarts play with the free kick.

34:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dorian Dervite by Jonathan Woodgate.

33:55

Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter.

33:37

Clearance made by Rhoys Wiggins.

33:33

Centre by Albert Adomah.

31:31

Frazer Richardson crosses the ball.

31:22

Clearance by Johnnie Jackson.

31:17

Centre by Albert Adomah.

30:52

Jason Steele manages to make a clearance.

30:48

Corner taken by Danny Green from the left by-line.

30:11

Clearance made by Johnnie Jackson.

30:05

Grant Leadbitter crosses the ball in from the free kick.

29:41

Albert Adomah fouled by Rhoys Wiggins, the ref awards a free kick.

28:59

Grant Leadbitter has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

28:38

Michael Morrison takes the free kick.

28:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Green by George Friend.

26:44

Dorian Dervite makes a clearance.

26:39

George Friend crosses the ball.

22:47

The ball is delivered by George Friend.

21:32

Jonathan Woodgate takes the free kick.

21:26

The official flags Marvin Sordell offside.

20:47

Clearance by Lukas Jutkiewicz.

20:39

Free kick taken by Danny Green.

20:02

Dean Whitehead receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

20:02 Booking

Booking

19:56

Unfair challenge on Yann Kermorgant by Dean Whitehead results in a free kick.

18:21

Clearance by Grant Leadbitter.

18:13

Danny Green takes the free kick.

17:37

Rhys Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yann Kermorgant.

12:09

The ball is swung over by Mustapha Carayol.

11:51

Yann Kermorgant manages to make a clearance.

11:42

Corner from the left by-line taken by Grant Leadbitter.

11:29

Rhoys Wiggins makes a clearance.

11:20

Grant Leadbitter delivers the ball.

9:52

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.

8:55

Rhoys Wiggins manages to make a clearance.

8:50

Mustapha Carayol crosses the ball.

7:57

Mustapha Carayol takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

5:54

Johnnie Jackson takes the free kick.

5:31

Grant Leadbitter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Gower.

4:56

The ball is crossed by Frazer Richardson.

4:43

Dean Whitehead takes the free kick.

4:32

Dean Whitehead fouled by Johnnie Jackson, the ref awards a free kick.

3:15

The ball is delivered by Danny Green.

2:52

Clearance by Jonathan Woodgate.

2:23

Mark Gower takes a shot. Jozsef Varga gets a block in.

1:31

Dorian Dervite manages to make a clearance.

1:26

The ball is delivered by Albert Adomah.

0:19

Jozsef Varga takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Ben Hamer catches the ball.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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