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Charlton Athletic 2-1 Wigan Athletic

Moussa netted his first goal since signing for Charlton over the summer

Franck Moussa came off the bench to score the winner as Charlton claimed a dramatic late victory over Wigan.

The hosts had taken the lead after only eight minutes at The Valley with a superb strike from Jordan Cousins.

Callum McManaman levelled for the visitors before the break after some good work from James McArthur.

But Moussa secured all three points for the Addicks when his deflected shot beat goalkeeper Scott Carson in the third minute of injury time.

The late winner sparked an ugly row on the touchline after Charlton boss Bob Peeters celebrated wildly in front of Wigan manager Uwe Rosler.

It was Wigan who grabbed a last-gasp goal in their opening-day draw with Reading, but Rosler's team were this time on the receiving end.

Wigan break their Valley hoodoo
It was Wigan's first goal at The Valley in the fourth meeting between the clubs in south London.

The Latics were stunned early on after midfielder Cousins collected Johann Gudmundsson's pass, cut inside and struck into the top corner beyond Carson.

But they responded well and equalised 15 minutes later when Burnley target McArthur set up McManaman, who steered his left-footed effort past goalkeeper Stephen Henderson.

Emyr Huws, on loan at Wigan from Manchester City, fired over the crossbar from distance, while Rhoys Wiggins saw his shot well saved at the other end.

England international Carson was forced into action again in the second half when he gathered from Igor Vetokele's shot, which deflected off James Perch.

Charlton were forced to make a change in goal when Henderson limped off injured to be replaced by 22-year-old Nick Pope, who had just one previous appearance for the Addicks.

But it was summer signing Moussa who initiated the late drama when his shot deflected in off defender Rob Kiernan.

Peeters apologised to his players for his part in the celebrations that followed the goal, but the Belgian insisted he would not say sorry to Rosler, who had launched a tirade of abuse in his direction.

Both men were separated by their backroom staff and the incident proved the main talking point in the post-match news conference.

Charlton manager Bob Peeters:

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Peeters on Charlton v Wigan

"I started running and celebrating. I didn't know where to go. He [Rosler] said, 'Don't come and celebrate in my corner', but I'm not going to mention the other words he said to me.

"I need to keep my composure and go away because I know it is emotional in a game where you score in the 94th minute with a deflected shot.

"In that moment, I need to be smarter and just step away. I lost my composure a bit. I apologise before my players that I lost my composure. I need to be strong in every moment, but I'm not going to apologise to him because he said things to me. Never ever."

Wigan boss Uwe Rosler:

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Rosler on Charlton v Wigan

"My colleague was running 25-30 metres to celebrate right in front of our bench and I told him what I thought about this.

"It's not only the timing of the goal, it's a deflected goal. I felt for the first 30 minutes we were in complete control and passed the ball well. We could have created one or two bigger chances.

"Their goal came against the run of play, but we responded well through Callum. In the second half there was nothing between the two sides and the goal was cruel."

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1HendersonSubstituted forPopeat 67'minutes
  • 20Solly
  • 16Wiggins
  • 17Buyens
  • 6Bikey Amougou
  • 26Ben Haim
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 4JacksonSubstituted forWilsonat 76'minutes
  • 29TucudeanSubstituted forMoussaat 61'minutes
  • 14Vetokele
  • 24Cousins

Substitutes

  • 2Wilson
  • 5Morrison
  • 10Moussa
  • 11Harriott
  • 18Church
  • 21Fox
  • 30Pope

Wigan

  • 1Carson
  • 24Perch
  • 3A TaylorBooked at 25mins
  • 16McArthur
  • 4Ramis
  • 30Kiernan
  • 14Huws
  • 19CowieSubstituted forEspinozaat 78'minutes
  • 9Riera MagemSubstituted forMaloneyat 45'minutes
  • 32FortunéSubstituted forWaghornat 69'minutes
  • 15McManaman

Substitutes

  • 2Tavernier
  • 5Caldwell
  • 10Maloney
  • 18Espinoza
  • 25Barnett
  • 26Al-Habsi
  • 33Waghorn
Referee:
Andy D'Urso
Attendance:
15,334

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home12
Away4
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 2, Wigan Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 2, Wigan Athletic 1.

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 2, Wigan Athletic 1. Franck Moussa (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Igor Vetokele.
Foul by Iván Ramis (Wigan Athletic).
Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by André Bikey.
Attempt missed. Franck Moussa (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Yoni Buyens.
Iván Ramis (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Franck Moussa (Charlton Athletic).
Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by André Bikey.
Offside, Charlton Athletic. Rhoys Wiggins tries a through ball, but Johann Berg Gudmundsson is caught offside.
Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Rob Kiernan.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Iván Ramis (Wigan Athletic) because of an injury.
Foul by Iván Ramis (Wigan Athletic).
Nick Pope (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Yoni Buyens (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Roger Espinoza replaces Don Cowie.
Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton Athletic).
Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Chris Solly.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Lawrie Wilson replaces Johnnie Jackson.
Foul by Emyr Huws (Wigan Athletic).
Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by James Perch (Wigan Athletic).
Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Martyn Waghorn replaces Marc-Antoine Fortuné.
Offside, Wigan Athletic. James McArthur tries a through ball, but Marc-Antoine Fortuné is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Nick Pope replaces Stephen Henderson because of an injury.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Stephen Henderson (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.
Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Tal Ben Haim (Charlton Athletic).
Offside, Wigan Athletic. James Perch tries a through ball, but Marc-Antoine Fortuné is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Franck Moussa replaces George Tucudean.
Foul by Emyr Huws (Wigan Athletic).
Yoni Buyens (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Scott Carson.
Don Cowie (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by George Tucudean (Charlton Athletic).
Foul by Emyr Huws (Wigan Athletic).
André Bikey (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tal Ben Haim.
Foul by James Perch (Wigan Athletic).
Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by George Tucudean (Charlton Athletic).
Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Rhoys Wiggins.
Foul by Don Cowie (Wigan Athletic).
Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Charlton Athletic 1, Wigan Athletic 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Shaun Maloney replaces Oriol Riera.

Half Time

First Half ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Wigan Athletic 1.
Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic).
Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Tal Ben Haim (Charlton Athletic).
Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by André Bikey.
Attempt missed. Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Johnnie Jackson.
James Perch (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Bournemouth220056
2Millwall220036
3Cardiff211024
4Nottm Forest211024
5Blackburn211014
6Charlton211014
7Reading211014
8Derby211014
9Sheff Wed211014
10Norwich210123
11Middlesbrough210113
12Watford210103
13Ipswich210103
14Rotherham210103
15Wolves210103
16Birmingham2101-13
17Leeds2101-13
18Wigan2011-11
19Brentford2011-11
20Bolton2011-31
21Fulham2002-20
22Brighton2002-20
23Blackpool2002-30
24Huddersfield2002-60
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