Brighton 0-0 Charlton

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Brighton missed out on the chance to move up to fifth place in the Championship table after a goalless draw against Charlton.

The Seagulls hit the woodwork twice through Vicente and Gordon Greer in stoppage time but could not find their way past Chris Powell's side.

Yann Kermorgant's shot which flew high over Tomasz Kuszczak's bar proved the best chance for the Addicks.

The result maintained Albion's unbeaten home record in 2013.

Gus Poyet's side dominated throughout, with Wayne Bridge providing an early chance for Leonardo Ulloa, whose shot was blocked by Michael Morrison.

Their best chance of the first half came when a short corner ended with Liam Bridcutt finding Inigo Calderon who could only fire his shot inches wide.

Teenage Charlton winger Callum Harriott tried his luck with an angled strike that tested keeper Kuszczak, before Brighton's Will Buckley saw a free header go wide of the post.

In added time Ben Hamer tipped Vicente's shot onto the crossbar, and from the resulting corner Greer's header came back off the inside of the post.

Brighton manager Gus Poyet:

Gus Poyet

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Poyet rues missed chances

"Don't take anything away from my players, we deserve to be where we are.

"The game was not difficult to analyse. If I could ask for any more it would be in terms of quality in our final ball. Apart from that, it was all there.

"It really was one-way traffic and it was a great point for Charlton. I had a feeling they would be defensive and solid, and I can't remember the last time I didn't make a change during a game."

Charlton manager Chris Powell:

"I'm really pleased, it was a great point for us. Brighton is a tough place to come and I knew we would have our hands full, but I felt we had our tactics right.

"Our shape was right, the point and a clean sheet is really pleasing for us following our win last Saturday.

"Going into the game we'd have taken a point and a clean sheet. In the end we could have even nicked it and Ben Hamer also made a crucial save at the death."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (2)

Brighton

  • 29 Kuszczak
  • 03 Greer Booked
  • 14 Calderon
  • 20 Upson
  • 28 Bridge
  • 15 Vicente
  • 21 David Lopez
  • 25 LuaLua
  • 26 Bridcutt Booked
  • 30 Buckley
  • 19 Ulloa

Substitutes

  • 16 Ankergren
  • 06 El-Abd
  • 22 Painter
  • 04 Hammond
  • 08 Crofts
  • 11 Orlandi
  • 33 Barker

Charlton

  • 01 Hamer
  • 05 Morrison
  • 16 Wiggins
  • 20 Solly
  • 44 Dervite
  • 02 Hughes Booked (Taylor - 90' )
  • 04 Jackson Booked
  • 14 Pritchard
  • 23 Wilson (Stephens - 75' )
  • 32 Harriotts
  • 18 Kermorgant

Substitutes

  • 27 Button
  • 06 Taylor
  • 08 Stephens
  • 21 Gower
  • 09 Haynes
  • 12 Kerkar
  • 19 Fuller
Ref: Russell
Att: 28,043

Match Stats

Shots

12 6

On target

5 2

Corners

14 2

Fouls

7 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:40 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +2:11

Rodriguez Vicente takes a shot. Save made by Ben Hamer. Inswinging corner taken by Rodriguez Vicente from the right by-line, Gordon Greer produces a header from deep inside the area and hits the post. Outswinging corner taken by Rodriguez Vicente from the left by-line, clearance by Callum Harriott.

90:00 +0:28

Clearance by Jose Ulloa.

90:00 +0:28 Substitution

Substitution Andy Hughes leaves the field to be replaced by Matthew Taylor.

90:00 +0:28

Effort from 35 yards by Dale Stephens. Save made by Tomasz Kuszczak. Inswinging corner taken by Johnnie Jackson from the right by-line played to the near post,

87:08

Centre by Inigo Calderon.

86:04

The free kick is delivered left-footed by Rodriguez Vicente from left channel, clearance by Chris Solly.

86:04 Booking

Booking Andy Hughes goes into the referee's book.

86:00

Kazenga LuaLua fouled by Andy Hughes, the ref awards a free kick.

84:02

A cross is delivered by Will Buckley.

81:15

Unfair challenge on Kazenga LuaLua by Yann Kermorgant results in a free kick. Tomasz Kuszczak takes the free kick.

80:15

Effort on goal by Rodriguez Vicente from 30 yards. Save by Ben Hamer. Corner taken by Moreno David Lopez from the left by-line.

79:37

Yann Kermorgant gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Bridcutt. Direct free kick taken by Liam Bridcutt.

78:07

Foul by Yann Kermorgant on Jose Ulloa, free kick awarded. Jose Ulloa restarts play with the free kick.

77:11

Foul by Yann Kermorgant on Matthew Upson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Upson.

76:02

Short corner worked by Rodriguez Vicente.

73:53

Johnnie Jackson sends in a cross, save by Tomasz Kuszczak.

73:53 Substitution

Substitution Lawrie Wilson goes off and Dale Stephens comes on.

73:53

Bradley Pritchard fouled by Matthew Upson, the ref awards a free kick.

72:42

Moreno David Lopez takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Johnnie Jackson.

70:06

Corner taken right-footed by Moreno David Lopez.

67:53

Dorian Dervite concedes a free kick for a foul on Will Buckley. Rodriguez Vicente delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, save by Ben Hamer. Inswinging corner taken by Moreno David Lopez, Effort from inside the area by Inigo Calderon misses to the right of the target.

65:27

Lawrie Wilson concedes a free kick for a foul on Kazenga LuaLua. Free kick taken by Wayne Bridge.

62:57

Headed effort from inside the area by Dorian Dervite misses to the left of the goal.

62:23

Free kick crossed by Johnnie Jackson.

62:23 Booking

Booking Booking for Gordon Greer for unsporting behaviour.

62:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gordon Greer on Yann Kermorgant.

60:49

Lawrie Wilson challenges Kazenga LuaLua unfairly and gives away a free kick. Moreno David Lopez takes the free kick.

58:42

Short corner taken by Rodriguez Vicente from the left by-line. Header by Will Buckley from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

58:00

Shot from 30 yards from Callum Harriott. Comfortable save by Tomasz Kuszczak.

57:16

Effort on goal by Callum Harriott from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

51:51

Kazenga LuaLua crosses the ball.

50:13

Bradley Pritchard fouled by Liam Bridcutt, the ref awards a free kick. Johnnie Jackson takes the free kick.

49:24

Rodriguez Vicente sends in a cross, save by Ben Hamer.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:13 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +0:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kazenga LuaLua by Yann Kermorgant. Wayne Bridge takes the free kick.

45:00 +0:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bradley Pritchard by Rodriguez Vicente. Direct free kick taken by Ben Hamer.

44:45

Rhoys Wiggins concedes a free kick for a foul on Inigo Calderon. Moreno David Lopez takes the direct free kick.

42:26

The offside flag is raised against Jose Ulloa. Ben Hamer takes the indirect free kick.

36:37

Kazenga LuaLua has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

36:11

Will Buckley decides to take the corner short.

35:49

Short corner taken by Rodriguez Vicente.

34:07

The ball is swung over by Rhoys Wiggins.

33:23

The ball is swung over by Kazenga LuaLua.

31:07

Yann Kermorgant fouled by Kazenga LuaLua, the ref awards a free kick. Johnnie Jackson takes the free kick. Yann Kermorgant has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

30:25

The ball is swung over by Will Buckley, save by Ben Hamer.

28:56

Kazenga LuaLua takes a shot from 35 yards. Ben Hamer makes a save.

26:16

Corner taken by Moreno David Lopez, Inigo Calderon produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

26:16 Booking

Booking Booking for Johnnie Jackson for dissent.

24:27

Corner from the left by-line taken by Rodriguez Vicente, Matthew Upson takes a shot. Clearance made by Michael Morrison.

23:33

Dorian Dervite gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rodriguez Vicente. Free kick crossed right-footed by Moreno David Lopez, clearance by Johnnie Jackson.

23:07

Yann Kermorgant has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

21:44

Effort from outside the penalty box by Kazenga LuaLua goes wide right of the target.

20:03

Andy Hughes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jose Ulloa. Wayne Bridge takes the free kick.

17:59

Moreno David Lopez takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post.

16:45 Booking

Booking Booking for Liam Bridcutt.

16:17

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

14:35

Inigo Calderon has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

11:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Bridcutt on Callum Harriott. Johnnie Jackson restarts play with the free kick.

8:15

Johnnie Jackson takes the inswinging corner, save made by Tomasz Kuszczak.

6:40

Jose Ulloa takes a shot. Michael Morrison gets a block in.

6:20

The ball is crossed by Moreno David Lopez, clearance made by Michael Morrison.

2:33

Rodriguez Vicente fouled by Johnnie Jackson, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Bridcutt restarts play with the free kick. Rodriguez Vicente takes the inswinging corner, save by Ben Hamer.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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