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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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Leeds United 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Darren Pratley (Charlton Athletic).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Sam Field.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Naby Sarr.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Josh Cullen.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jack Harrison (Leeds United).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Jason Pearce replaces Conor Gallagher.

  17. Post update

    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.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Hélder Costa (Leeds United).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

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