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Charlton Athletic 1-0 Leeds United: Macauley Bonne goal sees Addicks win

Macauley Bonne scores for Charlton
Macauley Bonne scored 23 goals in the National League for Leyton Orient last season

Leeds missed the chance to go top of the Championship as Macauley Bonne's scrappy goal condemned them to a first away defeat of the season at Charlton.

Ben White and Liam Cooper tested Dillon Phillips from corners, while Ezgjan Alioski saw a goalbound shot blocked by Jonathan Leko as the visitors dominated the early exchanges.

But Charlton led against the run of play from a corner of their own - Leeds keeper Kiko Casilla parrying Tom Lockyer's volley into the back of the unknowing Bonne, with the ball trickling in.

Marcelo Bielsa's side lacked cutting edge but were denied a stoppage-time equaliser when Dillon Phillips made a superb save to deny Adam Forshaw from close range.

Leeds - who had 72% of the possession but hit the target with just four of their 19 attempts - drop to fourth, two points behind leaders West Brom, while Lee Bowyer's Charlton move up to sixth.

Match-winner Bonne was making his first Championship start because of injuries to fellow strikers Lyle Taylor and Tomer Hemed, and was the beneficiary of some questionable goalkeeping from Casilla, who could only push Lockyer's initial shot into the danger zone.

Leeds, meanwhile, handed on-loan Wolves forward Helder Costa a first league start in place of the injured Pablo Hernandez, and Bielsa brought on Eddie Nketiah and Forshaw at half-time in the hope of a response.

Darren Pratley almost put through his own goal, White glanced just wide and Nketiah scuffed off-target as Leeds searched for a leveller, but the hosts defended well to take the three points.

Charlton manager Lee Bowyer:

"To beat the best team in the league is always a good achievement. I thought we deserved it. We knew we were going to be under pressure at times because everyone who plays Leeds is.

"But we held our own and tactically got it spot on. I can't praise my players any more - they are a group that never says die. To get three points just shows how far we have come as a club.

"If you don't work hard for the team then you don't play, they all know that. They are a good, honest bunch who want to do well in this division. They are hungry."

Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa:

"The difference between the two sides was big. We didn't impose our superiority and that was the reason for what happened.

"They had one shot and scored one goal. We had possession and controlled the game.

"Our players were better than their players. We didn't underestimate our opponents but we had more resources on the pitch."

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Phillips
  • 20SollyBooked at 90mins
  • 5LockyerBooked at 67mins
  • 23Sarr
  • 3Purrington
  • 15PratleyBooked at 70mins
  • 24Cullen
  • 14Leko
  • 7WilliamsSubstituted forAnekeat 56'minutes
  • 11GallagherSubstituted forPearceat 86'minutes
  • 17BonneSubstituted forFieldat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Oshilaja
  • 6Pearce
  • 8Forster-Caskey
  • 10Aneke
  • 13Amos
  • 28Field
  • 29Oztumer

Leeds

  • 13Casilla
  • 15Dallas
  • 5White
  • 6Cooper
  • 10AlioskiSubstituted forNketiahat 45'minutes
  • 23Phillips
  • 17Hélder Costa
  • 46ShackletonSubstituted forForshawat 45'minutes
  • 43Klich
  • 22Harrison
  • 9BamfordBooked at 66minsSubstituted forRobertsat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Douglas
  • 4Forshaw
  • 11Roberts
  • 14Nketiah
  • 28Berardi
  • 30Miazek
  • 47Clarke
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
21,808

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home29%
Away71%
Shots
Home3
Away19
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away13
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Leeds United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Leeds United 0.

Booking

Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Tyler Roberts (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Darren Pratley (Charlton Athletic).

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Sam Field.

Attempt blocked. Adam Forshaw (Leeds United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Cooper.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Naby Sarr.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Josh Cullen.

Attempt saved. Tyler Roberts (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jack Harrison.

Foul by Jack Harrison (Leeds United).

Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

Attempt blocked. Hélder Costa (Leeds United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Forshaw.

Attempt missed. Jack Harrison (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Eddie Nketiah.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Jason Pearce replaces Conor Gallagher.

Attempt missed. Eddie Nketiah (Leeds United) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Hélder Costa (Leeds United).

Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Sam Field replaces Macauley Bonne because of an injury.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Chris Solly.

Hand ball by Conor Gallagher (Charlton Athletic).

Foul by Eddie Nketiah (Leeds United).

Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor Gallagher (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt missed. Eddie Nketiah (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jack Harrison with a cross.

Attempt missed. Mateusz Klich (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Chris Solly.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Mateusz Klich.

Attempt blocked. Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Darren Pratley (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Eddie Nketiah (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darren Pratley (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Tyler Roberts replaces Patrick Bamford.

Booking

Tom Lockyer (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Patrick Bamford (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Patrick Bamford (Leeds United).

Conor Gallagher (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Mateusz Klich (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Kalvin Phillips following a set piece situation.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1West Brom95401710719
2Swansea9531136718
3Nottm Forest9531148618
4Leeds9522135817
5Preston95221710717
6Charlton9522128417
7Sheff Wed9513158716
8Bristol City94411612416
9QPR95131414016
10Fulham9432147715
11Blackburn94141010013
12Cardiff93421112-113
13Birmingham9414912-313
14Derby92521113-211
15Hull92431313010
16Luton93151417-310
17Millwall9243712-510
18Middlesbrough9234913-49
19Brentford822456-18
20Reading92251012-28
21Wigan9225815-78
22Barnsley8125412-85
23Huddersfield9027818-102
24Stoke9027920-112
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