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Charlton Athletic 1-0 Brentford: Conor Gallagher gives Addicks win

Conor Gallagher
Conor Gallagher strikes the ball into the roof of the net to put Charlton ahead at The Valley

Charlton Athletic moved up to second in the Championship after continuing their unbeaten start to the season with victory over Brentford.

Conor Gallagher scored his third goal of the campaign in the 41st minute to hand the Addicks victory.

Brentford's Sergi Canos almost capitalised on a defensive mix-up in the early stages but shot over the bar.

The Bees dominated possession but could not find an equaliser as their struggles in front of goal continued.

Brentford started well and Canos twice went close, but could not make the breakthrough for the Bees, who have now only scored two goals in five games.

The only goal arrived against the run of play, with on-loan Chelsea midfielder Gallagher finishing nicely after good build-up play from Jonny Williams.

Charlton almost had a second in the 51st minute when the league's joint top-scorer Lyle Taylor, narrowly missed connecting with a Ben Purrington cross.

Ollie Watkins, who has scored both Brentford goals this season, stung the palms of Dillon Phillips on the hour mark as the Bees pressed.

Substitute Said Benrahma and Emiliano Marcondes were both denied by heroic blocks as the game reached its climax, but Charlton held on to preserve their unbeaten record.

Charlton manager Lee Bowyer:

"It feels good (to be second) but if we are being honest there are still 40-odd games to go.

"The most pleasing thing for me is the way the team battled, fought and put their bodies on the line. They got a reward for it today.

"They got the three points and the first clean sheet of the season so there was a hell of a lot of positives from today's game because we had to hold on."

Brentford manager Thomas Frank:

"I think we did a lot of things right. In the second half, we changed quickly when we couldn't put on enough pressure by putting on a winger as a wing-back and then put on another winger as a wing-back.

"Everything we tried to change. In the end I think we played with I don't know how many offensive players but I think we had two or three defenders.

"We did enough by far to walk away with the three points and I'm very satisfied with the away performance in terms of dominating and creating chances."

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1PhillipsBooked at 88mins
  • 4OshilajaSubstituted forLapslieat 33'minutes
  • 5Lockyer
  • 6Pearce
  • 3Purrington
  • 15Pratley
  • 24Cullen
  • 11Gallagher
  • 7WilliamsSubstituted forFieldat 81'minutes
  • 14LekoSubstituted forHemedat 45'minutes
  • 9Taylor

Substitutes

  • 13Amos
  • 17Bonne
  • 23Sarr
  • 26Hemed
  • 28Field
  • 29Oztumer
  • 32Lapslie

Brentford

  • 1Raya
  • 32RacicSubstituted forBenrahmaat 60'minutes
  • 18Jansson
  • 5Pinnock
  • 22DalsgaardBooked at 76mins
  • 6NørgaardSubstituted forMokotjoat 60'minutes
  • 8Jensen
  • 3HenryBooked at 45minsSubstituted forMbeumoat 72'minutes
  • 17Marcondes
  • 11Watkins
  • 7CanósBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 10Benrahma
  • 12Mokotjo
  • 14Dasilva
  • 19Mbeumo
  • 20Clarke
  • 23Jeanvier
  • 28Daniels
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
16,771

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home32%
Away68%
Shots
Home3
Away21
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away14
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Brentford 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Brentford 0.

Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tomer Hemed (Charlton Athletic).

Booking

Sergi Canós (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

Offside, Brentford. Ollie Watkins tries a through ball, but Henrik Dalsgaard is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Sergi Canós (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Saïd Benrahma.

Attempt blocked. Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ollie Watkins.

Attempt saved. Bryan Mbeumo (Brentford) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mathias Jensen.

Attempt missed. Saïd Benrahma (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Mathias Jensen following a set piece situation.

Hand ball by Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic).

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by George Lapslie.

Attempt missed. Emiliano Marcondes (Brentford) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Henrik Dalsgaard with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

Booking

Dillon Phillips (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Emiliano Marcondes (Brentford).

George Lapslie (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Kamohelo Mokotjo (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tomer Hemed (Charlton Athletic).

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Jason Pearce.

Attempt blocked. Emiliano Marcondes (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sergi Canós.

Attempt blocked. Saïd Benrahma (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sergi Canós.

Attempt saved. Mathias Jensen (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kamohelo Mokotjo.

Foul by Ollie Watkins (Brentford).

Tom Lockyer (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ethan Pinnock (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Sam Field replaces Jonathan Williams.

Attempt missed. Tomer Hemed (Charlton Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Josh Cullen with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Pontus Jansson.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Williams (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Lyle Taylor.

Attempt missed. Ollie Watkins (Brentford) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Saïd Benrahma with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by George Lapslie.

Booking

Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford).

Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sergi Canós.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Bryan Mbeumo replaces Rico Henry.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by George Lapslie.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Darren Pratley.

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As It Stood

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1Leeds5410102813
2Charlton532095411
3Swansea431084410
4Bristol City531196310
5Fulham53029459
6Preston530210649
7Sheff Wed53027439
8West Brom52307529
9Nottm Forest52218538
10Millwall522146-28
11Reading52128627
12Birmingham42114407
13QPR521278-17
14Blackburn521234-17
15Cardiff521268-27
16Derby51316606
17Middlesbrough512256-15
18Luton511389-14
19Brentford511324-24
20Hull511358-34
21Barnsley511349-54
22Wigan5104411-73
23Huddersfield501449-51
24Stoke5014513-81
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