Charlton's Michael Morrison and Yann Kermorgant scored against their old club to help the Addicks claim their first league win of the season.

Morrison's 27th minute header had opened the scoring, before Leicester's Matty James was sent off for a second bookable offence after 50 minutes.

Kermorgant doubled Charlton's advantage when he nodded home just before the hour.

Danny Drinkwater pulled one back two minutes later but the hosts held on.

Having seen their last league match abandoned due to heavy rain while losing to Doncaster 3-1, Charlton gradually improved after the Foxes failed to capitalise on their chances early on.

A Jamie Vardy cross into the Charlton area eluded everyone, while Luke Moore nodded the ball tamely at Ben Hamer when free inside the area.

Morrison made Leicester pay when he headed home a Dale Stephens corner to put Chris Powell's side into the lead.

The away side were reduced to 10 men when James protested too vociferously to referee Darren Deadman for what he felt to be a push inside the Charlton box.

The hosts were 2-0 up when Kermorgant headed in at a corner, and, although Leicester felt their goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel had been impeded, Deadman ignored their complaints.

Drinkwater reduced the deficit when he drilled the ball in from the edge of the box, but Schmeichel was the busier keeper in the latter stages, making three saves before Charlton celebrated victory.

Charlton manager Chris Powell:

"I'm pleased for my group of players. They have been down and it is a tough start but I told them there was no need to panic.

"We've had a lot of soul-searching between us all, a lot of hard work on the training pitch and changed our shape which has worked.

"When Yann plays like he did today then there are not many strikers better than him. I'm going to tell him there are 23 other teams called Leicester."

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson:

"There were certain things we were a bit disappointed with. In the first half we didn't find our rhythm and were slow to do things. We looked comfortable besides set-pieces. In terms of our own performance we were not at our best.

"But we could have got something out of the game. We pushed on, even with 10 men, but it wasn't to be. We didn't show the energy I would have liked. Unfortunately the talking points are not the players.

"The second goal was an absolute foul on Kasper. Liam Moore was also fouled. It was a foul on Matt, whether it is inside or out of the box is irrelevant. I had a very good view so the assistant has an excellent view but had no input."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Charlton Athletic

  • 01 Hamer
  • 05 Morrison
  • 06 Dervite
  • 28 Cort
  • 04 Jackson Booked (Gower - 75' )
  • 08 Stephens (Cousins - 75' )
  • 14 Pritchard Booked
  • 16 Wiggins Booked
  • 23 Wilson
  • 09 Church (Pigott - 90' )
  • 18 Kermorgant

Substitutes

  • 30 Pope
  • 03 Evina
  • 11 Harriotts
  • 24 Cousins
  • 27 Gower
  • 10 Sordell
  • 35 Pigott

Leicester City

  • 01 Schmeichel
  • 02 De Laet (Knockaert - 56' Booked )
  • 05 Morgan
  • 18 Moore
  • 23 Miquel Booked
  • 04 Drinkwater
  • 08 James Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 10 King
  • 09 Vardy (Wood - 67' )
  • 15 Schlupp (Dyer - 76' )
  • 35 Nugent

Substitutes

  • 25 Logan
  • 06 Whitbread
  • 21 Bakayogo
  • 11 Dyer
  • 16 Danns
  • 24 Knockaert
  • 39 Wood
Ref: Deadman
Att: 15,542

Match Stats

Shots

15 8

On target

8 5

Corners

11 3

Fouls

6 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:20 Full time

Full Time The referee blows the whistle to end the game.

90:00 +5:56

Chris Wood takes a shot. Ben Hamer makes a block.

90:00 +5:02

Shot by Andy King cleared the net.

90:00 +4:51

Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

90:00 +4:48

Joe Pigott is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

90:00 +4:44

Free kick taken by Mark Gower.

90:00 +4:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yann Kermorgant by Danny Drinkwater.

90:00 +4:17

Anthony Knockaert delivers the ball.

90:00 +3:45

Leon Cort makes a clearance.

90:00 +3:31

A cross is delivered by Danny Drinkwater.

90:00 +2:12

Joe Pigott takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel catches the ball.

90:00 +1:49

Corner taken by Mark Gower.

90:00 +0:24

Mark Gower takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Pigott by Liam Moore.

89:16

Free kick taken by Ben Hamer.

89:05 Substitution

Substitution Joe Pigott on for Simon Church.

88:26 Booking

Booking

88:26

Anthony Knockaert goes into the referee's book.

88:09

Anthony Knockaert concedes a free kick for a foul on Bradley Pritchard.

86:15

Ignasi Miquel takes a shot. Ben Hamer blocks the ball.

85:48

Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

85:43

Simon Church is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

82:33

Clearance made by Michael Morrison.

82:30

Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.

82:14 Booking

Booking

82:14

Bradley Pritchard receives a caution.

82:04

Bradley Pritchard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Knockaert.

81:42

Clearance by Ignasi Miquel.

81:38

Corner taken by Mark Gower from the right by-line.

81:07

Jordan Cousins takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

80:45

Leon Cort makes a clearance.

80:40

The ball is sent over by Liam Moore.

80:08

Header at goal by Leon Cort misses to the right.

79:56

Corner from the left by-line taken by Mark Gower.

79:30

Simon Church takes a shot. Liam Moore gets a block in.

78:11 Booking

Booking

78:11

Rhoys Wiggins receives a caution.

71:00 Substitution

Substitution (Leicester) makes a substitution, with Lloyd Dyer coming on for Jeff Schlupp.

74:41

Ben Hamer takes the free kick.

74:14 Substitution

Substitution Dale Stephens leaves the field to be replaced by Jordan Cousins.

74:05 Substitution

Substitution Mark Gower is brought on as a substitute for Johnnie Jackson.

71:51

David Nugent gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Hamer.

71:29

Ignasi Miquel takes the free kick.

71:10

Yann Kermorgant gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Moore.

69:47

Yann Kermorgant takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

69:20

Clearance by Wes Morgan.

69:10

The ball is crossed by Bradley Pritchard.

68:52

Chris Wood makes a clearance.

68:42

Corner taken by Dale Stephens from the left by-line.

67:42

Clearance by Wes Morgan.

67:36

Free kick crossed by Johnnie Jackson.

67:14

Foul by Ignasi Miquel on Simon Church, free kick awarded.

66:52 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Vardy goes off and Chris Wood comes on.

66:19

Shot by Dale Stephens missed to the left of goal.

65:50

Dorian Dervite takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel catches the ball.

65:33

Corner from the left by-line taken by Dale Stephens.

64:36

Headed chance falls to Yann Kermorgant. Simon Church gets a header at goal. Kasper Schmeichel fumbles the ball.

64:24

The ball is delivered by Lawrie Wilson.

64:04

Corner from the left by-line taken by Dale Stephens.

61:36

Shot by Johnnie Jackson went over the crossbar.

61:03

Assist on the goal came from Jamie Vardy.

61:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Drinkwater - Charlton 2 - 1 Leicester Danny Drinkwater grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Charlton 2-1 Leicester.

60:51

Jamie Vardy crosses the ball.

59:58

Dale Stephens manages to make a clearance.

59:52

Anthony Knockaert produces a cross.

58:15

Johnnie Jackson provided the assist for the goal.

58:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Yann Kermorgant - Charlton 2 - 0 Leicester Yann Kermorgant grabs a goal with a headed effort. Charlton 2-0 Leicester.

57:38

Corner taken by Johnnie Jackson.

55:20 Substitution

Substitution Anthony Knockaert joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ritchie De Laet.

54:06

Dorian Dervite makes a clearance.

53:46

David Nugent takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Ben Hamer parries the ball away.

51:10 Dismissal

Dismissal

51:10

Matty James is sent off.

50:46

Danny Drinkwater takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Ben Hamer parries the effort to safety.

50:04

Clearance made by Ignasi Miquel.

50:00

Corner taken by Dale Stephens.

49:35

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Yann Kermorgant. Kasper Schmeichel parries the effort to safety.

48:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yann Kermorgant by Danny Drinkwater.

46:27

Dale Stephens takes the free kick.

45:57

Wes Morgan concedes a free kick for a foul on Johnnie Jackson.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:15 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +2:06

Free kick taken by Ben Hamer.

45:00 +1:44

Handball by Jamie Vardy.

43:22

Free kick taken by Rhoys Wiggins.

42:57

Andy King gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Johnnie Jackson.

41:27

Clearance by Dale Stephens.

40:20

Clearance made by Wes Morgan.

40:13

The ball is swung over by Bradley Pritchard.

38:38

Clearance made by Ignasi Miquel.

38:28

Lawrie Wilson produces a cross.

34:58

Simon Church takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.

34:50

Corner taken by Johnnie Jackson from the right by-line.

34:24

Yann Kermorgant heads at goal.

34:06

Corner taken by Dale Stephens from the left by-line.

33:00

Corner taken by Matty James from the right by-line.

32:40

Clearance made by Rhoys Wiggins.

31:24

Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

31:10

Johnnie Jackson is booked.

31:10 Booking

Booking

30:59

Johnnie Jackson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matty James.

30:05

Header by Ignasi Miquel misses right.

29:54

The ball is swung over by Jeff Schlupp.

29:33

Dale Stephens manages to make a clearance.

29:27

Corner from the left by-line taken by Matty James.

26:34

Dale Stephens provided the assist for the goal.

26:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Morrison - Charlton 1 - 0 Leicester Michael Morrison scores a headed goal. Charlton 1-0 Leicester.

26:25

Corner from the left by-line taken by Dale Stephens.

26:09

Clearance by Kasper Schmeichel.

26:00

Johnnie Jackson takes the free kick.

25:37

Ignasi Miquel goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

25:37 Booking

Booking

25:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yann Kermorgant by Ignasi Miquel.

21:58

Header at goal by Liam Moore misses left of the target.

21:45

Corner taken by Matty James.

19:47

The ball is sent over by Rhoys Wiggins.

13:43

Wes Morgan restarts play with the free kick.

13:26

Foul by Johnnie Jackson on David Nugent, free kick awarded.

12:59

Michael Morrison manages to make a clearance.

12:47

David Nugent crosses the ball.

12:13

Free kick taken by Ben Hamer.

12:08

The referee shows Matty James a yellow card.

12:08 Booking

Booking

12:00

Matty James concedes a free kick for a foul on Bradley Pritchard.

8:40

Ben Hamer restarts play with the free kick.

8:28

The assistant referee signals for offside against David Nugent.

5:05

Dorian Dervite takes the free kick.

4:33

Yann Kermorgant fouled by Ignasi Miquel, the ref awards a free kick.

3:50

Leon Cort manages to make a clearance.

3:40

Free kick crossed by Matty James.

3:22

Johnnie Jackson challenges Jeff Schlupp unfairly and gives away a free kick.

2:39

Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

2:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yann Kermorgant on Ritchie De Laet.

2:08

A cross is delivered by Rhoys Wiggins.

1:44

Free kick taken by Ben Hamer.

1:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy King on Dale Stephens.

0:00

The match begins.

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