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Charlton Athletic 0-1 Huddersfield Town: Matty Daly strikes late to down Addicks

Huddersfield players celebrate Matty Daly's late goal against Charlton
Matty Daly (centre) netted his first senior goal to give Huddersfield victory at Charlton

Teenager Matty Daly struck in the second minute of second-half injury time to give Huddersfield Town a first win in six games at out-of-form Charlton Athletic.

Charlton failed to register an effort on target in the match, but it looked like they would hold on to a point after goalkeeper Dillon Phillips had made a string saves and the Terriers had spurned several other chances.

Addicks striker Lyle Taylor had a late header ruled out for offside, but substitute Daly won it after turning home from 10 yards out after latching on to Florent Hadergjonaj's cut-back from the left.

Victory moved Danny Cowley's side up to 19th and put Town four points clear of the relegation zone, while injury-hit Charlton are now nine Championship matches without a win.

Kick-off was delayed by 10 minutes after the Huddersfield team coach was delayed in traffic, and Phillips saved a half-volleyed attempt from Josh Koroma and palmed a Steve Mounie shot from a narrow angle behind as persistent driving rain made conditions difficult in the first half.

The Terriers continued to have the upper hand in the second period, as Karlan Grant was twice denied by Phillips and Koroma had a low effort tipped wide.

Mounie and Elias Kachunga both sent headed efforts off target as the match headed for a stalemate before Taylor, making a second substitute appearance following 14 weeks out with a knee injury, thought he had won it for the hosts with four minutes remaining.

However, the assistant's flag was up against defender Naby Sarr in the build-up and the Terriers snatched a dramatic victory as 18-year-old midfielder Daly climbed off the bench to notch his first senior goal on his fifth outing for the Yorkshire club.

Charlton manager Lee Bowyer told BBC Radio London:

"I don't want to say the officials have cost us, but they have. They flagged for Naby [Sarr] being offside and he wasn't.

"It is harsh. The lads gave everything and they crawled off the pitch.

"I wish I could help them more and freshen things up better but we are limited at the moment and that is the reality of it.

"We are trying to grind out results and when you get the officials costing you it makes it even harder to take - and then they go and nick a goal in injury time. I am very disappointed."

Huddersfield Town boss Danny Cowley told BBC Radio Leeds:

"It's been a difficult period for us. Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong for us.

"What (this win) does show is that if we fight hard and show that level of determination, we can always find a way. We can leave this evening very proud.

"For us to find three points tonight, that was an amazing effort; to come away from home and find a way to win is incredible."

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Phillips
  • 5LockyerBooked at 87mins
  • 6Pearce
  • 23Sarr
  • 20Solly
  • 11GallagherBooked at 31mins
  • 15Pratley
  • 3Purrington
  • 14LekoSubstituted forTaylorat 69'minutes
  • 45DoughtySubstituted forVenningsat 73'minutes
  • 17BonneBooked at 46mins

Substitutes

  • 2Matthews
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 9Taylor
  • 16Ledley
  • 19Morgan
  • 30Maynard-Brewer
  • 46Vennings

Huddersfield

  • 1Grabara
  • 35Edmonds-Green
  • 26Schindler
  • 27StankovicBooked at 27mins
  • 33Hadergjonaj
  • 9KachungaBooked at 36mins
  • 6Hogg
  • 7Bacuna
  • 19KoromaSubstituted forSimpsonat 73'minutes
  • 24MounieSubstituted forDalyat 76'minutes
  • 16Grant

Substitutes

  • 13Coleman
  • 17Simpson
  • 37Harratt
  • 41Daly
  • 43High
  • 46Austerfield
  • 47Jackson
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
13,488

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home6
Away16
Shots on Target
Home0
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away6
Fouls
Home16
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Huddersfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Huddersfield Town 1.

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 0, Huddersfield Town 1. Matty Daly (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Florent Hadergjonaj with a cross.

Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ben Purrington (Charlton Athletic).

Foul by Danny Simpson (Huddersfield Town).

Macauley Bonne (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

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

Hand ball by Tom Lockyer (Charlton Athletic).

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Kamil Grabara tries a through ball, but Karlan Grant is caught offside.

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Ben Purrington tries a through ball, but Naby Sarr is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Ben Purrington (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Vennings.

Attempt blocked. Conor Gallagher (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Tom Lockyer tries a through ball, but Lyle Taylor is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Matty Daly (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Juninho Bacuna with a cross following a set piece situation.

Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Darren Pratley (Charlton Athletic).

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Conor Gallagher tries a through ball, but Naby Sarr is caught offside.

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Matty Daly replaces Steve Mounie.

Steve Mounie (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Pearce (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. James Vennings replaces Alfie Doughty.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Danny Simpson replaces Josh Koroma.

Foul by Steve Mounie (Huddersfield Town).

Jason Pearce (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Macauley Bonne with a cross.

Attempt missed. Tom Lockyer (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Darren Pratley.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Lyle Taylor replaces Jonathan Leko.

Attempt missed. Josh Koroma (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Florent Hadergjonaj.

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Chris Solly tries a through ball, but Jonathan Leko is caught offside.

Foul by Juninho Bacuna (Huddersfield Town).

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

Attempt blocked. Conor Gallagher (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alfie Doughty.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Ben Purrington.

Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt missed. Steve Mounie (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Karlan Grant with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Ben Purrington.

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