Callum Harriott struck his first two league goals of the season to help ensure a win that sealed Charlton's Championship survival.

The winger, 20, gave his side a half-time lead with an angled drive from just outside the penalty area.

Troy Deeney equalised for Watford with a 25-yard volley, but captain Johnnie Jackson restored Charlton's lead.

Harriott scored again with a left-footed volley, before Hornets winger Albert Riera was sent off.

Harriott's highlights

Callum Harriott
  • Callum Harriott had scored two goals in 43 league appearances for Charlton before his double against Watford
  • The England youth international's one previous goal this season came in the 2-1 FA Cup fifth-round win at Sheffield Wednesday on 24 February
  • All three of Harriott's previous goals for the Addicks had come in Yorkshire - away to Huddersfield, Barnsley and Wednesday

Former Spain international Riera, who spent two seasons with Liverpool, had already been booked when he was dismissed for a foul on Lawrie Wilson.

Victory means Charlton are five points clear of the relegation zone with one match to play.

Owner Roland Duchatelet sacked manager Chris Powell in March and replaced him with Jose Riga, who agreed a contract until the end of the season.

Belgian coach Riga, the former technical director of AC Milan's academy, has earned six wins from his 14 matches in charge to lift the Addicks off the bottom of the Championship and away from trouble.

Harriott had fired over an early chance from eight yards before he opened the scoring in the 22nd minute, gathering a pass from Jordan Cousins out on the left before hitting a 20-yard drive across keeper Jonathan Bond and into the far corner.

A patched-up Watford side, struggling with injuries and suspension, drew level after the break when Deeney smashed in his 24th goal of the season with a spectacular volley.

But 10 minutes later Charlton were back in front when Jackson took Morgan Fox's left-wing cross on his chest - and although the midfielder's initial effort was blocked by Bond, he managed to nudge in the rebound.

Seven minutes later, Harriott volleyed in his second goal to condemn mid-table Watford to a third straight defeat, with Riera's red card adding to the visitors' frustration.

Charlton head coach Jose Riga, who is out of contract at the end of the season, on his future:

"Let me enjoy the present before thinking about it. The future I have to discuss, I don't know when.

"If you ask me if I enjoy the competition, the club, the fans, then yes. I like England. We have a good foundation here and I think Charlton has a very good future.

"But I know about football, it depends on the situation. It's not a problem. I've done my job and it's enough to be really happy."

Watford manager Giuseppe Sannino:

"I'm not happy, so on Wednesday all the squad will be at the training ground because we are professional.

"We have to work hard to prepare for Saturday.

"The players' contracts run until the end of June so we will keep working after Saturday. We need to build a team for next season with a different DNA."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Charlton Athletic

  • 01 Hamer
  • 20 Solly (Hughes - 90' Booked )
  • 36 Fox
  • 39 Poyet
  • 05 Morrison
  • 06 Dervite
  • 23 Wilson
  • 24 Cousins
  • 10 Sordell (Obika - 67' )
  • 04 Jackson
  • 11 Harriott (Pigott - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Hughes
  • 12 Obika
  • 15 Wood
  • 18 Petrucci
  • 21 Thuram-Ulien
  • 35 Pigott
  • 42 Ajdarevic

Watford

  • 30 Bond
  • 19 Faraoni (Ranegie - 15' Booked )
  • 15 Riera Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 05 Belkalem Booked
  • 31 Hoban
  • 12 Doyley (Angella - 52' )
  • 16 Murray (Diakité - 76' )
  • 28 Tözsér
  • 21 Anya
  • 09 Deeney
  • 07 Battocchio

Substitutes

  • 04 Angella
  • 08 Merkel
  • 13 Ranegie
  • 18 Pudil
  • 23 Diakité
  • 24 Woods
  • 36 Jakubiak
Ref: Darren Bond
Att: 15,815

Match Stats

Shots

10 12

On target

5 5

Corners

4 5

Fouls

11 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Charlton Athletic 3, Watford 1.

90:00 +5:22 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 3, Watford 1.

90:00 +4:49

Foul by Daniel Tözsér (Watford).

90:00 +4:49

Jonathan Obika (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +4:26

Attempt saved. Ikechi Anya (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Troy Deeney.

90:00 +1:56 Booking

Booking Andy Hughes (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +1:47

Samba Diakité (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:47

Foul by Andy Hughes (Charlton Athletic).

90:00 +0:47

Hand ball by Ikechi Anya (Watford).

89:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Andy Hughes replaces Chris Solly.

87:49

Foul by Mathias Ranégie (Watford).

87:49

Michael Morrison (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Joe Pigott replaces Callum Harriott.

86:16

Attempt missed. Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

83:52 Booking

Booking Mathias Ranégie (Watford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

83:37

Foul by Mathias Ranégie (Watford).

83:37

Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

81:16

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Dorian Dervite tries a through ball, but Jordan Cousins is caught offside.

78:57 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Albert Riera (Watford) for dangerous play.

78:47

Dangerous play by Albert Riera (Watford).

78:47

Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:04

Attempt blocked. Samba Diakité (Watford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mathias Ranégie.

76:23 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Charlton Athletic 3, Watford 1. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lawrie Wilson with a cross.

76:09

Foul by Samba Diakité (Watford).

76:09

Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Watford. Samba Diakité replaces Sean Murray.

73:42

Attempt missed. Jonathan Obika (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lawrie Wilson.

72:03

Attempt blocked. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lawrie Wilson.

70:44

Attempt missed. Ikechi Anya (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

68:58 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Charlton Athletic 2, Watford 1. Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Morgan Fox with a cross.

67:55

Attempt missed. Troy Deeney (Watford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Ikechi Anya.

66:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Jonathan Obika replaces Marvin Sordell.

66:23

Foul by Essaïd Belkalem (Watford).

66:23

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

64:38

Attempt missed. Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Johnnie Jackson with a cross following a set piece situation.

64:13 Booking

Booking Albert Riera (Watford) is shown the yellow card.

63:39

Foul by Albert Riera (Watford).

63:39

Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

61:34

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Callum Harriott.

60:36

Gabriele Angella (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:36

Foul by Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic).

59:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Charlton Athletic 1, Watford 1. Troy Deeney (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Gabriele Angella.

58:54

Essaïd Belkalem (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:54

Foul by Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic).

56:50

Sean Murray (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:50

Foul by Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic).

56:09

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

55:08

Delay in match Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

53:41

Offside, Watford. Cristian Battocchio tries a through ball, but Troy Deeney is caught offside.

51:54

Albert Riera (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:54

Foul by Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic).

51:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Watford. Gabriele Angella replaces Lloyd Doyley.

50:57

Foul by Cristian Battocchio (Watford).

50:57

Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:10

Albert Riera (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:10

Foul by Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic).

47:44

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Tommy Hoban.

45:21

Sean Murray (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:21

Foul by Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic).

45:00

Second Half begins Charlton Athletic 1, Watford 0.

45:00 +3:39 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Watford 0.

45:00 +0:07

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

44:26 Booking

Booking Essaïd Belkalem (Watford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

44:22

Delay in match Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

43:48

Foul by Essaïd Belkalem (Watford).

43:48

Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

43:37

Attempt blocked. Troy Deeney (Watford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mathias Ranégie.

42:34

Sean Murray (Watford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

42:34

Foul by Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic).

40:17

Foul by Mathias Ranégie (Watford).

40:17

Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:55

Essaïd Belkalem (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:55

Foul by Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic).

38:46

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Callum Harriott.

38:44

Attempt missed. Mathias Ranégie (Watford) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ikechi Anya with a cross.

36:07

Attempt missed. Daniel Tözsér (Watford) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

35:04

Troy Deeney (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:04

Foul by Dorian Dervite (Charlton Athletic).

32:06

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Ikechi Anya.

30:53

Attempt missed. Sean Murray (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Cristian Battocchio.

27:22

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Michael Morrison.

26:25

Attempt saved. Essaïd Belkalem (Watford) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel Tözsér with a cross.

25:59

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Ben Hamer.

25:57

Attempt saved. Troy Deeney (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Cristian Battocchio.

21:41 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Charlton Athletic 1, Watford 0. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jordan Cousins.

19:16

Foul by Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic).

19:16

Troy Deeney (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:28

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Jonathan Bond.

18:26

Attempt saved. Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Solly with a cross.

17:14

Offside, Watford. Tommy Hoban tries a through ball, but Cristian Battocchio is caught offside.

16:20

Attempt saved. Troy Deeney (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mathias Ranégie.

15:12

Attempt saved. Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

14:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Watford. Mathias Ranégie replaces Marco Davide Faraoni because of an injury.

13:23

Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:23

Foul by Lloyd Doyley (Watford).

12:21

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Marco Davide Faraoni.

12:13

Attempt blocked. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Cousins.

11:44

Offside, Watford. Lloyd Doyley tries a through ball, but Ikechi Anya is caught offside.

7:54

Offside, Watford. Sean Murray tries a through ball, but Ikechi Anya is caught offside.

7:02

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

6:39

Delay in match Marco Davide Faraoni (Watford) because of an injury.

3:59

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

3:59

Foul by Albert Riera (Watford).

3:04

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Morgan Fox.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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