Brentford 0-1 Charlton

Brentford 0-1 Charlton

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Brentford 0-1 Charlton

Charlton continued their excellent start to the season with a narrow victory at London rivals Brentford.

The Bees dominated the opening period with Niall McGinn hitting the post with Addicks keeper Ben Hamer well beaten and Clayton Donaldson heading wide.

Bradley Wright-Phillips bundled home from close in after Danny Green's low centre to give the visitors the lead after the break.

Hamer saved well in injury-time to deny Mike Grella an equaliser.

The game ended with 10 minutes of stoppage time after home defender Shaleum Logan had to be stretchered off the pitch after colliding with his own goalkeeper Richard Lee.

The victory consolidates Charlton's position at the top of League One, where they lead second-placed Huddersfield Town, who they face at the Valley next week, by five points.

Brentford remain in ninth place, two points outside the play-off positions.

Wright-Phillips' goal was his 14th of the campaign and Charlton's 2,000th away from home in the Football League.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Brenford boss Uwe Rosler told BBC London 94.9:

We didn't deserve that - Rosler

"The players are gutted about Shaleum Logan. All our thoughts are with him. He's getting a scan at the hospital.

"We didn't deserve to lose. I thought we were the better team for 90 minutes apart from a spell just before and after the incident when they punished us.

"I thought we were the better side. but they have a lot of experiece and know how to cancel out games.

"And they have that bit of extra quality up front with a player who cost them £1m"

Charlton boss Chris Powell told BBC London 94.9:

Powell admits Addicks 'won ugly'

"It was a hard fought away win but you've got to win at places like this and win ugly sometimes.

"They definitely had the better of the first half.

"The players dug in and I'm very proud of them because seasons are built on tough away results when you are not playing well and you still pick up three points."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (5)

Brentford

  • 01 Lee
  • 03 Woodman
  • 14 Logan (Bean - 63' )
  • 25 Llera
  • 32 Legge
  • 07 Saunders (Grella - 79' Booked )
  • 08 Douglas Booked
  • 18 McGinn (Weston - 71' )
  • 20 Diagouraga
  • 09 Donaldson
  • 29 Alexander Booked

Substitutes

  • 21 Devlin
  • 05 Eger
  • 04 Bean
  • 11 Weston
  • 10 Grella

Charlton

  • 01 Hamer
  • 05 Morrison Booked
  • 06 Taylor Booked
  • 16 Wiggins Booked
  • 20 Solly
  • 02 Hughes
  • 04 Jackson (Ephraim - 76' )
  • 07 Green (Wagstaff - 90' )
  • 22 Hollands
  • 10 Wright-Phillips
  • 36 Kermorgant

Substitutes

  • 13 Sullivan
  • 28 Cort
  • 11 Wagstaff
  • 39 Ephraim
  • 09 Hayes
Ref: Ilderton
Att: 8,095

Match Stats

Shots

14 9

On target

8 5

Corners

9 10

Fouls

10 3

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +13:26 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +13:03

Foul by Gary Alexander on Ben Hamer, free kick awarded. Ben Hamer takes the free kick.

90:00 +12:45 Booking

Booking Gary Alexander is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +12:29 Booking

Booking Matthew Taylor goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +11:37 Booking

Booking Michael Morrison shown a yellow card.

90:00 +8:24

Foul by Craig Woodman on Scott Wagstaff, free kick awarded. Andy Hughes takes the free kick.

90:00 +6:51

Mike Grella takes a shot. Save by Ben Hamer.

90:00 +6:12

Mike Grella takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Hogan Ephraim manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +5:53

Corner taken by Mike Grella from the left by-line, Matthew Taylor manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +5:25

Corner taken by Myles Weston from the right by-line, save made by Ben Hamer.

90:00 +4:51

Myles Weston takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Clayton Donaldson takes a shot. Blocked by Bradley Wright-Phillips.

90:00 +4:07 Booking

Booking Jonathan Douglas goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +3:03 Substitution

Substitution (Charlton) makes a substitution, with Scott Wagstaff coming on for Danny Green.

90:00 +3:03

Jonathan Douglas concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Green. Chris Solly restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:27

Danny Green takes a short corner.

90:00 +1:06

Yann Kermorgant takes a shot. Richard Lee makes a save.

89:18

Danny Green takes a shot.

88:08

Marcus Bean has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.

86:07

Ben Hamer takes the free kick.

86:07 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Mike Grella for unsporting behaviour.

85:59

Mike Grella challenges Ben Hamer unfairly and gives away a free kick.

85:03 Booking

Booking Rhoys Wiggins is given a yellow card.

84:20

Corner taken by Danny Green from the right by-line, Jonathan Douglas makes a clearance.

84:00

Bradley Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Save by Richard Lee.

80:10

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Danny Green, save made by Richard Lee.

79:33

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Green from the left by-line, clearance made by Leon Legge.

78:54 Substitution

Substitution Mike Grella replaces Sam Saunders.

75:11 Substitution

Substitution Johnnie Jackson leaves the field to be replaced by Hogan Ephraim.

72:11

Sam Saunders takes a outswinging corner.

70:14 Substitution

Substitution Niall McGinn goes off and Myles Weston comes on.

69:37

Corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders, save by Ben Hamer.

69:20

Clayton Donaldson takes a shot. Rhoys Wiggins gets a block in.

65:42

Johnnie Jackson is adjudged to have handled the ball. Miguel Angel Llera takes the direct free kick.

65:10

The official flags Bradley Wright-Phillips offside. Indirect free kick taken by Richard Lee.

63:55

Danny Green provided the assist for the goal.

63:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Bradley Wright-Phillips - Brentford 0 - 1 Charlton Goal scored by Bradley Wright-Phillips from close in low into the middle of the goal. Brentford 0-1 Charlton.

62:04 Substitution

Substitution Marcus Bean comes on in place of Shaleum Logan.

55:35

Bradley Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Save by Richard Lee.

54:06

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Danny Green.

52:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Woodman on Yann Kermorgant. Rhoys Wiggins restarts play with the free kick.

47:52

Yann Kermorgant takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand post.

45:48

Corner taken by Johnnie Jackson from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Clayton Donaldson.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:05 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

43:10

Johnnie Jackson concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Saunders. Sam Saunders delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Leon Legge concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Hamer. Ben Hamer restarts play with the free kick.

42:27

Close range headed effort by Clayton Donaldson misses to the right of the goal.

41:35

The assistant referee signals for offside against Clayton Donaldson. Ben Hamer restarts play with the free kick.

39:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Morrison on Clayton Donaldson. Sam Saunders fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

38:18

Sam Saunders takes a corner.

38:00

Gary Alexander takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Hughes.

37:02

Niall McGinn takes a shot. Matthew Taylor gets a block in.

36:20

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Danny Green, Richard Lee makes a comfortable save.

35:35

Clayton Donaldson is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Hamer.

32:21

Danny Green takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Toumani Diagouraga makes a clearance.

32:06

Danny Green takes a shot. Toumani Diagouraga gets a block in.

30:33

Jonathan Douglas concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Hollands. The ball is swung over by Danny Green, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Michael Morrison goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

27:06

Danny Green has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

25:48

Clayton Donaldson produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

25:26

Niall McGinn produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area and hits the post.

24:36

The referee blows for offside. Ben Hamer takes the indirect free kick.

24:01

Unfair challenge on Yann Kermorgant by Jonathan Douglas results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Hollands.

20:49

The assistant referee flags for offside against Clayton Donaldson. Ben Hamer takes the free kick.

17:56

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Green from the left by-line, save by Richard Lee.

17:20

Yann Kermorgant fouled by Jonathan Douglas, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Green restarts play with the free kick.

16:25

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders, Leon Legge has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

16:07

Niall McGinn takes a shot. Chris Solly gets a block in.

14:50

Clayton Donaldson is caught offside. Ben Hamer takes the indirect free kick.

12:31

The official flags Bradley Wright-Phillips offside. Richard Lee restarts play with the free kick.

11:54

The referee blows for offside. Ben Hamer takes the indirect free kick.

10:56

Sam Saunders takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Ben Hamer makes a clearance.

8:44

Shaleum Logan produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

6:31

Gary Alexander gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rhoys Wiggins. Ben Hamer takes the direct free kick.

5:21

Andy Hughes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Douglas. Richard Lee takes the free kick.

4:48

The official flags Clayton Donaldson offside. Ben Hamer takes the indirect free kick.

4:24

Gary Alexander takes a shot. Ben Hamer makes a save.

2:55

Corner taken left-footed by Johnnie Jackson from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Clayton Donaldson.

0:25

Bradley Wright-Phillips is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Richard Lee restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The match begins.

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