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Charlton Athletic 3-1 Watford

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.

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."

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Post-match: Watford coach Chamberlain

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."

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Hamer
  • 20SollySubstituted forHughesat 90'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 36Fox
  • 39Poyet
  • 5Morrison
  • 6Dervite
  • 23Wilson
  • 24Cousins
  • 10SordellSubstituted forObikaat 67'minutes
  • 4Jackson
  • 11HarriottSubstituted forPigottat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hughes
  • 12Obika
  • 15Wood
  • 18Petrucci
  • 21Thuram-Ulien
  • 35Pigott
  • 42Ajdarevic

Watford

  • 30Bond
  • 19FaraoniSubstituted forRanegieat 15'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 15RieraBooked at 79mins
  • 5BelkalemBooked at 45mins
  • 31Hoban
  • 12DoyleySubstituted forAngellaat 52'minutes
  • 16MurraySubstituted forDiakitéat 76'minutes
  • 28Tözsér
  • 21Anya
  • 9Deeney
  • 7Battocchio

Substitutes

  • 4Angella
  • 8Merkel
  • 13Ranegie
  • 18Pudil
  • 23Diakité
  • 24Woods
  • 36Jakubiak
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
15,815

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamWatford
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 3, Watford 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 3, Watford 1.
Foul by Daniel Tözsér (Watford).
Jonathan Obika (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Ikechi Anya (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Troy Deeney.

Booking

Andy Hughes (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Samba Diakité (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Andy Hughes (Charlton Athletic).
Hand ball by Ikechi Anya (Watford).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Andy Hughes replaces Chris Solly.
Foul by Mathias Ranégie (Watford).
Michael Morrison (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Joe Pigott replaces Callum Harriott.
Attempt missed. Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Booking

Mathias Ranégie (Watford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Mathias Ranégie (Watford).
Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Offside, Charlton Athletic. Dorian Dervite tries a through ball, but Jordan Cousins is caught offside.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Albert Riera (Watford) for dangerous play.
Dangerous play by Albert Riera (Watford).
Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Samba Diakité (Watford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mathias Ranégie.

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.
Foul by Samba Diakité (Watford).
Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Watford. Samba Diakité replaces Sean Murray.
Attempt missed. Jonathan Obika (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lawrie Wilson.
Attempt blocked. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lawrie Wilson.
Attempt missed. Ikechi Anya (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Jonathan Obika replaces Marvin Sordell.
Foul by Essaïd Belkalem (Watford).
Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
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.

Booking

Albert Riera (Watford) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Albert Riera (Watford).
Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Corner, Watford. Conceded by Callum Harriott.
Gabriele Angella (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic).

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.
Essaïd Belkalem (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic).
Sean Murray (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic).
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.
Offside, Watford. Cristian Battocchio tries a through ball, but Troy Deeney is caught offside.
Albert Riera (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Watford. Gabriele Angella replaces Lloyd Doyley.
Foul by Cristian Battocchio (Watford).
Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Albert Riera (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic).
Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Tommy Hoban.
Sean Murray (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic).

Second Half

Second Half begins Charlton Athletic 1, Watford 0.

Half Time

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

As It Stood

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2Burnley45261453592
3Derby45259113284
4QPR452211121577
5Wigan452110141473
6Reading451913131470
7Brighton451815121469
8Blackburn45171612767
9Bournemouth45181215266
10Ipswich45171414565
11Nottm Forest45161712465
12Middlesbrough45151614961
13Watford451515151360
14Bolton45141615-158
15Leeds4516821-856
16Sheff Wed45131418-153
17Huddersfield45131121-1050
18Charlton45121221-2348
19Blackpool45111321-2546
20Millwall45101520-2945
21Doncaster45111123-3044
22Birmingham45111024-1643
23Barnsley4591224-3239
24Yeovil4581324-2837
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