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Millwall 0-0 Charlton Athletic

Charlton manager Jose Riga during the match at Millwall

Charlton moved off the bottom of the Championship on goal difference after a draw at fellow strugglers Millwall.

Fred Onyedinma headed an early Millwall chance wide, while Charlton's Callum Harriott had an effort saved by David Forde when one-on-one with the keeper.

Harriott also sent a volley wide before he set up Reza Ghoochannejhad, who shot straight at Forde.

Stefan Maierhofer headed over for Millwall, for who Owen Garvan had a late free-kick tipped over.

The home side applied all the late pressure but Charlton held on for a point in their second goalless draw since Jose Riga took over as their manager.

The Addicks are now three points adrift of the Lions with three games in hand on their rivals, who are just one place above the relegation zone.

Millwall lacked a cutting edge in the final third as their winless run at the Den stretched to six games.

Millwall manager Ian Holloway:

"I thought it was going to be a fairytale, young Fred (Onyedinma) when he whipped his head round that I thought 'here we go, go on son'. Unfortunately it went the wrong side.

"And they've come in and they're probably happier with it than I am. But I thought the crowd were excellent and I thought we kept trying.

"I thought there was a bit of nerves out there. We didn't create as many chances as we can. And that's very tough when you end up in a situation like we are in. You have got to be brave to play the way I want to. Hopefully I have simplified it for them."

Charlton manager Jose Riga:

"My thought is that we physically were still feeling the effects of the game that we had at home on Wednesday (against Huddersfield).

"In the first half we didn't have a lot of chances but we had a lot of corners. In some moments we created some chances but the finishing was not there. I have seen my team all game in a good defensive collaboration. It was not easy all of the time but we tried to create some opportunities.

"The result was logical, though of course I would prefer to win. Certainly for me our game in the week had an effect. I am not disappointed with the result and I am happy with the way that players showed that they would take something from Millwall."

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 1Forde
  • 2DunneBooked at 64minsSubstituted forFredericksat 72'minutes
  • 17WilliamsBooked at 43mins
  • 29Garvan
  • 5Robinson
  • 12LowryBooked at 80mins
  • 19JacksonSubstituted forMcDonaldat 56'minutes
  • 15UpsonSubstituted forMaierhoferat 51'minutes
  • 9Morison
  • 34Onyedinma
  • 11Woolford

Substitutes

  • 14Fredericks
  • 16Beevers
  • 27McDonald
  • 28Malone
  • 32Marquis
  • 42Maierhofer
  • 43Bywater

Charlton

  • 1Hamer
  • 23Wilson
  • 16Wiggins
  • 39Poyet
  • 5Morrison
  • 6Dervite
  • 14PritchardBooked at 36minsSubstituted forChurchat 78'minutes
  • 4JacksonBooked at 25mins
  • 10SordellBooked at 54minsSubstituted forGhoochanneijhadat 65'minutes
  • 42AjdarevicSubstituted forCousinsat 45'minutes
  • 11Harriott

Substitutes

  • 7Green
  • 8Ghoochanneijhad
  • 9Church
  • 15Wood
  • 21Thuram-Ulien
  • 24Cousins
  • 25Nego
Referee:
Phil Dowd
Attendance:
16,102

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home16
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Millwall 0, Charlton Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Millwall 0, Charlton Athletic 0.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Dorian Dervite.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Ben Hamer.

Foul by Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton Athletic).

Scott McDonald (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic).

Fred Onyedinma (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic).

Fred Onyedinma (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Steve Morison (Millwall) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks with a cross.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Shane Lowry.

Attempt blocked. Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Reza Ghoochanneijhad (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

Booking

Shane Lowry (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Reza Ghoochanneijhad (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shane Lowry (Millwall).

Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stefan Maierhofer (Millwall).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Simon Church replaces Bradley Pritchard.

Foul by Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic).

Ryan Fredericks (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic).

Owen Garvan (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Ryan Fredericks replaces Alan Dunne.

Attempt missed. Stefan Maierhofer (Millwall) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Owen Garvan with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Lawrie Wilson.

Foul by Reza Ghoochanneijhad (Charlton Athletic).

Martyn Woolford (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Dorian Dervite.

Attempt blocked. Reza Ghoochanneijhad (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bradley Pritchard.

Ben Hamer (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Dorian Dervite.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Reza Ghoochanneijhad replaces Marvin Sordell.

Booking

Alan Dunne (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Bradley Pritchard (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alan Dunne (Millwall).

Attempt blocked. Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester35255568333580
2Burnley362013359312873
3Derby36189960431763
4QPR35189843281563
5Wigan341771045311458
6Nottm Forest361415755411457
7Reading3615111056411556
8Brighton351511939281156
9Ipswich361312114642451
10Blackburn351310124344-149
11Watford3512121152411148
12Bournemouth351210134451-746
13Middlesbrough361015114438645
14Leeds35128154851-344
15Huddersfield36128164750-344
16Sheff Wed351012134342142
17Bolton36913144652-640
18Blackpool36911163152-2138
19Birmingham36910174351-837
20Doncaster36910173254-2237
21Millwall36711183262-3032
22Charlton32611152441-1729
23Yeovil3578203052-2229
24Barnsley35611183162-3129
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