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Leeds United 0-1 Charlton Athletic

Charlton moved three points clear of the Championship relegation zone and added to Leeds' woes thanks to Reza Ghoochannejhad's first goal in England.

Leeds, who failed to pay their players on Friday, have now won just one of their last 10 games.

Ghoochannejhad curled home the only goal of the game from the edge of the penalty area early in the second half.

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Post-match: Charlton head coach Jose Riga

Leeds were handed a chance to equalise in injury-time but Ben Hamer saved Ross McCormack's late penalty.

Charlton midfielder Diego Poyet breathed a sigh of relief after he conceded the spot-kick with a shove on Aidy White in the area.

Dorian Dervite, Ghoochanneijhad and Astrit Ajdarevic all forced Jack Butland, in the Leeds goal, into action before Hamer tipped an effort from McCormack onto the crossbar, which was as close as the visitors came to equalising.

Leeds, who are still waiting to learn the outcome of Massimo Cellino's protracted £25million takeover bid, have now lost four of their last five home games.

Charlton, in contrast, have won three and drawn two of their last seven under new boss Jose Riga.

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 30Butland
  • 22WoottonBooked at 67minsSubstituted forPoleonat 70'minutes
  • 15Warnock
  • 18TongeBooked at 51mins
  • 4Lees
  • 5PearceBooked at 79mins
  • 25Byram
  • 36MowattBooked at 75mins
  • 44McCormack
  • 20SmithSubstituted forHuntat 45'minutes
  • 14White

Substitutes

  • 6Murphy
  • 10Hunt
  • 16Pugh
  • 17Brown
  • 26Poleon
  • 28Stewart
  • 33Cairns

Charlton

  • 1Hamer
  • 23Wilson
  • 16Wiggins
  • 39PoyetBooked at 90mins
  • 5Morrison
  • 6Dervite
  • 8GhoochanneijhadSubstituted forPetrucciat 85'minutes
  • 24Cousins
  • 35PigottSubstituted forObikaat 53'minutes
  • 4Jackson
  • 42AjdarevicSubstituted forHarriottat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Sordell
  • 11Harriott
  • 12Obika
  • 13Phillips
  • 15Wood
  • 18Petrucci
  • 25Nego
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
17,343

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 0, Charlton Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leeds United 0, Charlton Athletic 1.
Attempt saved. Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Callum Harriott.
Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Ben Hamer.
Penalty saved! Ross McCormack (Leeds United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Penalty Leeds United. Aidan White draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic) after a foul in the penalty area.
Attempt missed. Dominic Poleon (Leeds United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Alex Mowatt with a cross.
Attempt blocked. Jason Pearce (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross.
Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Rhoys Wiggins.
Tom Lees (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jonathan Obika (Charlton Athletic).
Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Dorian Dervite.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Davide Petrucci replaces Reza Ghoochanneijhad.
Noel Hunt (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Dorian Dervite (Charlton Athletic).
Noel Hunt (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Michael Morrison (Charlton Athletic).
Attempt missed. Dorian Dervite (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Johnnie Jackson with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Jack Butland.
Attempt saved. Dorian Dervite (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Johnnie Jackson.

Booking

Jason Pearce (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Jason Pearce (Leeds United).
Reza Ghoochanneijhad (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Callum Harriott replaces Astrit Ajdarevic.
Offside, Leeds United. Noel Hunt tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.
Sam Byram (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton Athletic).
Foul by Noel Hunt (Leeds United).
Dorian Dervite (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Alex Mowatt (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Alex Mowatt (Leeds United).

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Dominic Poleon replaces Scott Wootton.

Booking

Scott Wootton (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Scott Wootton (Leeds United).
Offside, Charlton Athletic. Dorian Dervite tries a through ball, but Jonathan Obika is caught offside.
Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Tom Lees.
Attempt blocked. Jonathan Obika (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Jason Pearce (Leeds United).
Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Michael Morrison (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ross McCormack (Leeds United).
Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Noel Hunt with a cross.
Offside, Charlton Athletic. Astrit Ajdarevic tries a through ball, but Jonathan Obika is caught offside.
Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Sam Byram.
Offside, Charlton Athletic. Lawrie Wilson tries a through ball, but Jordan Cousins is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Leeds United 0, Charlton Athletic 1. Reza Ghoochanneijhad (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Astrit Ajdarevic.
Attempt saved. Astrit Ajdarevic (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Johnnie Jackson.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Jonathan Obika replaces Joe Pigott.
Reza Ghoochanneijhad (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Noel Hunt (Leeds United).
Foul by Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic).
Ross McCormack (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Michael Tonge (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Michael Tonge (Leeds United).
Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Michael Tonge.
Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester3926853786
2Burnley39221343179
3QPR39201091570
4Derby39209102469
5Wigan391810111464
6Reading391612111460
7Nottm Forest3914169858
8Ipswich39151311758
9Brighton39151212657
10Bournemouth39151014-255
11Blackburn39131412-153
12Watford381313121352
13Middlesbrough39111612649
14Sheff Wed39121215148
15Leeds3913818-747
16Huddersfield39121017-446
17Bolton39101514-545
18Doncaster39111018-2243
19Blackpool39101217-2142
20Birmingham39101019-1040
21Charlton3791117-2038
22Barnsley3881119-2735
23Millwall3971220-3233
24Yeovil3971121-2532
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