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Charlton Athletic 0-0 Fulham: Scott Parker's Cottagers held to draw

Bobby Decordova-Reid shoots for Fulham
Fulham dominated possession but struggled to create many clear-cut chances

Fulham missed the chance to move within a point of an automatic promotion spot after being held by an out-of-form Charlton side.

Scott Parker's visitors had the better of the first half - Bobby Decordova-Reid forcing two decent saves from Dillon Phillips - while cries for a penalty were ignored after Alfie Doughty accidentally handballed in the box.

It was more even after the break, Fulham going closest to a winner when Michael Hector headed wide when unmarked from a corner at the back post.

Charlton had just one shot on target, Josh Cullen's near-post effort kept out by Marek Rodak, though sub Jonny Williams was denied a late tap-in by Cyrus Christie's vital block.

The draw leaves Fulham third in the Championship - three points behind second-placed Leeds having played a game more - though they remain above Nottingham Forest, who drew with Reading.

Meanwhile the Addicks stay 19th, six points clear of the drop, having won just one of their past 17 league games.

The Cottagers badly missed the attacking threat of injured duo Anthony Knockaert and Aleksandar Mitrovic, while Charlton could not capitalise on a lively atmosphere at The Valley after boss Lee Bowyer signed a new deal earlier on Wednesday.

Charlton manager Lee Bowyer told BBC Radio London:

"It was a decent point against a very good Fulham side.

"From the start minute to the last my players were excellent - no switching off, young lads tracking and we were excellent defensively.

"We had to hit them on the break at times but, come on, we're playing against a Premier League side there and I thought we deserved a point."

Fulham boss Scott Parker told BBC Radio London:

"It was always going to be down to that one big chance that you needed to take, and then it's a 1-0 win, dust yourselves down and get out.

"We probably had two big chances that we didn't take, and from there it's probably fair to say if you can't win it, you don't lose it.

"Overall I'm a little disappointed but I think when all is said and done this will be a decent point on the board."

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Phillips
  • 2Matthews
  • 5Lockyer
  • 6Pearce
  • 3Purrington
  • 15Pratley
  • 24CullenBooked at 86mins
  • 45Doughty
  • 29OztumerSubstituted forGreenat 82'minutes
  • 19MorganSubstituted forWilliamsat 63'minutes
  • 26HemedSubstituted forTaylorat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Oshilaja
  • 7Williams
  • 9Taylor
  • 18Green
  • 23Sarr
  • 30Maynard-Brewer
  • 33Dempsey

Fulham

  • 12Rodák
  • 4Odoi
  • 3Hector
  • 13Ream
  • 23Bryan
  • 18ArterSubstituted forChristieat 72'minutes
  • 6McDonaldBooked at 90mins
  • 10CairneySubstituted forJohansenat 77'minutes
  • 19Cavaleiro
  • 14De Cordova-Reid
  • 25OnomahSubstituted forStansfieldat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 8Johansen
  • 15Kongolo
  • 22Christie
  • 36De La Torre
  • 43S Sessegnon
  • 61Stansfield
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
16,424

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamFulham
Possession
Home32%
Away68%
Shots
Home4
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Fulham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Fulham 0.

Booking

Kevin McDonald (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).

Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Hand ball by Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic).

Foul by Jay Stansfield (Fulham).

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

Michael Hector (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Charlton Athletic).

Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).

Jonathan Williams (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Fulham. Kevin McDonald tries a through ball, but Bobby De Cordova-Reid is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Jay Stansfield replaces Josh Onomah.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.

Booking

Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Josh Onomah (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic).

Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham).

Jonathan Williams (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jason Pearce (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Andre Green replaces Erhun Oztumer.

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Lyle Taylor tries a through ball, but Jonathan Williams is caught offside.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Tim Ream.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Williams (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Alfie Doughty with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Stefan Johansen replaces Tom Cairney.

Attempt missed. Joe Bryan (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Josh Cullen tries a through ball, but Lyle Taylor is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Cyrus Christie replaces Harry Arter.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Lyle Taylor replaces Tomer Hemed.

Attempt missed. Erhun Oztumer (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alfie Doughty.

Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).

Jonathan Williams (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

Josh Onomah (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tomer Hemed (Charlton Athletic).

Foul by Josh Onomah (Fulham).

Jonathan Williams (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Jonathan Williams replaces Albie Morgan.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1West Brom281411350311953
2Leeds28157643241952
3Fulham29147842301249
4Nottm Forest28139639281148
5Brentford28145944212347
6Preston2913794234846
7Swansea2812973431345
8Millwall28111163632444
9Bristol City2812884240244
10Sheff Wed28126103931842
11Blackburn28117104035540
12Hull28116114036439
13Cardiff2891273941-239
14QPR28115124651-538
15Reading28107113532337
16Derby2891092936-737
17Middlesbrough29811102936-735
18Birmingham2997133546-1134
19Charlton2979133741-430
20Huddersfield2878133144-1329
21Stoke2884163442-828
22Barnsley2959153554-1924
23Wigan2858152543-1823
24Luton2863193461-2721
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