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Charlton Athletic 3-0 Derby County: Gallagher strike seals superb Addicks win

Bonne goal
Charlton striker Macauley Bonne scored the opening goal at The Valley

Conor Gallagher's superb long-range strike capped off a complete performance for Charlton Athletic secured a comfortable win against Derby County.

The Addicks dominated the game throughout at The Valley, scoring two goals either side of half-time before on-loan midfielder Gallagher pinged his shot into the top corner from 25 yards.

Naby Sarr headed in from Josh Cullen's corner to double the host's lead after Macauley Bonne scored his third goal in four starts inside the first 10 minutes.

Bonne thumped the ball into the top left-hand corner after Sarr's chipped pass allowed Jonathan Williams to cut the ball back to the striker from the left hand side.

Williams continued to threaten the Rams defence with Bonne but was forced to depart in the first half because of injury.

Phillip Cocu's side had more possession, but only registered two shots on target.

Mason Bennett went through one-on-one but Charlton keeper Dillon Phillips denied a consolation goal with a superb save.

The win keeps Lee Bowyer's side a place below the play-off positions while Derby are 15th.

Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer:

"We have never played that formation before. We tried it on Thursday for the first time. Everything we asked the players to do, they did.

"I thought we were a bit tentative in possession in the first half, but we moved the ball a lot better in the second half.

"It was probably our best all-round performance from start to finish of the season. For a team that was supposed to struggle, we are doing exceptionally well.

"Tactically I thought we were spot on. In and out of possession, I thought we were by far the better side. We scored three different types of goals and we could have scored more."

Derby County manager Phillip Cocu told BBC Radio Derby:

"They had more aggression, created more chances. We were a step too late in defence.

"We couldn't create any danger until the last apart of the game, 86 minutes with the chance of Mason Bennett, but then the game was played and over for us.

"It shows like there was a lack of adrenaline in the team. What we had before, we didn't have today."

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Phillips
  • 20Solly
  • 5Lockyer
  • 15Pratley
  • 23Sarr
  • 8Forster-CaskeyBooked at 65mins
  • 14Leko
  • 24Cullen
  • 11GallagherSubstituted forKayalat 78'minutes
  • 7WilliamsSubstituted forFieldat 31'minutes
  • 17BonneSubstituted forHemedat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Oshilaja
  • 6Pearce
  • 13Amos
  • 21Kayal
  • 26Hemed
  • 28Field
  • 29Oztumer

Derby

  • 21Roos
  • 37Bogle
  • 33Davies
  • 16Clarke
  • 46Malone
  • 4ShinnieBooked at 64mins
  • 5BielikSubstituted forHolmesat 60'minutes
  • 9WaghornBooked at 57minsSubstituted forJozefzoonat 60'minutes
  • 7PatersonSubstituted forBennettat 76'minutes
  • 10Lawrence
  • 19Martin

Substitutes

  • 2Wisdom
  • 8Dowell
  • 11Jozefzoon
  • 12Hamer
  • 20Bennett
  • 23Holmes
  • 25Lowe
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
19,408

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home10
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 3, Derby County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 3, Derby County 0.

Attempt blocked. Graeme Shinnie (Derby County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Florian Jozefzoon (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Darren Pratley (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt saved. Tomer Hemed (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Beram Kayal.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Matthew Clarke.

Attempt blocked. Mason Bennett (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Duane Holmes.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Chris Solly.

Attempt saved. Mason Bennett (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Lawrence.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

Duane Holmes (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Field (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt saved. Jonathan Leko (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Naby Sarr.

Foul by Duane Holmes (Derby County).

Naby Sarr (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Tom Lawrence (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darren Pratley (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Beram Kayal replaces Conor Gallagher.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Mason Bennett replaces Jamie Paterson.

Tom Lawrence (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Tomer Hemed replaces Macauley Bonne.

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darren Pratley (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt missed. Darren Pratley (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Josh Cullen with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Graeme Shinnie.

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 3, Derby County 0. Conor Gallagher (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Sam Field.

Foul by Tom Lawrence (Derby County).

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

Booking

Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic) has gone down, but the referee deems it simulation.

Booking

Graeme Shinnie (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Graeme Shinnie (Derby County).

Darren Pratley (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Chris Solly.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Florian Jozefzoon replaces Martyn Waghorn.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Duane Holmes replaces Krystian Bielik.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Chris Solly.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Jonathan Leko.

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As It Stood

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1West Brom127412213925
2Leeds12723167923
3Swansea126421710722
4Nottm Forest11641169722
5QPR127142121022
6Preston1263323131021
7Charlton126331812621
8Sheff Wed126241710720
9Bristol City125521816220
10Fulham125432012819
11Cardiff124531717017
12Birmingham125161115-416
13Brentford124351211115
14Blackburn124351517-215
15Derby123631518-315
16Luton124261820-214
17Millwall123541217-514
18Hull123451619-313
19Reading123271217-511
20Wigan11326916-711
21Middlesbrough122461117-610
22Huddersfield122371420-69
23Stoke122281322-98
24Barnsley12147923-147
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