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Stoke City 3-1 Charlton Athletic: Michael O'Neill's side extend unbeaten home run

James McClean an opened the scoring for Stoke City
James McClean opened the scoring for Stoke City with his second goal in three games

Stoke City boss Michael O'Neill praised his team's "excellent" reaction as they controlled the second half of their win against Charlton.

The Potters went in front through James McClean but conceded an equaliser when Ben Purrington volleyed in on the stroke of half-time.

Tom Ince restored Stoke's lead just after the restart with Nick Powell's strike sealing the points.

Victory lifts the Potters above Charlton into 20th place in the table.

Stoke also extended their unbeaten home run to six matches and O'Neill said: "Overall the team played in a manner that is how I would like to see my team play.

"I thought we played very well in the first half and had total control of the game.

"To concede the way we did was disappointing but I thought the reaction after half time was excellent."

His side's first-half monopoly on possession eventually paid off when Powell headed on a Sam Clucas free-kick for McClean to tap home.

The Potters then had chances to extend their lead as visiting goalkeeper Dillon Phillips did well to save a dipping shot from Clucas and got to the ball first when new loan signing James Chester was lurking in the penalty area.

However, a great delivery from the right by Charlton's Andre Green was volleyed in by Purrington to put Charlton back on terms in first-half stoppage time.

Stoke regained the lead after the break when Ince slotted the ball under Phillips in the 47th minute and this time Charlton were unable to respond with an equaliser.

A quick break by the hosts Stoke then saw Powell stab home a cross from Tommy Smith to ensure the home side secured all three points.

Charlton replace the Potters in 21st place in the table and remain without an away win in the Championship since August.

Charlton manager Lee Bowyer:

"Not good enough from start to finish. They were better than us.

"Too many players weren't at it today. Too many nowhere near as well as they can play.

"We have a squad that have to be at their best to compete in this division."

Line-ups

Stoke

  • 1Butland
  • 14Smith
  • 6Batth
  • 12Chester
  • 15Martins Indi
  • 4Allen
  • 22Clucas
  • 7InceSubstituted forVerlindenat 89'minutes
  • 25PowellSubstituted forThompsonat 76'minutes
  • 11McClean
  • 26CampbellSubstituted forVokesat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Vokes
  • 16Davies
  • 19Gregory
  • 23Verlinden
  • 24Cousins
  • 34Thompson
  • 37Collins

Charlton

  • 1Phillips
  • 2MatthewsBooked at 79mins
  • 5LockyerBooked at 70mins
  • 6Pearce
  • 3PurringtonSubstituted forDoughtyat 72'minutes
  • 24CullenBooked at 81mins
  • 15Pratley
  • 27DavisBooked at 27mins
  • 7WilliamsSubstituted forOztumerat 73'minutes
  • 9TaylorBooked at 74mins
  • 18Green

Substitutes

  • 13Amos
  • 21Smith
  • 23Sarr
  • 26Hemed
  • 28Field
  • 29Oztumer
  • 45Doughty
Referee:
Jarred Gillett
Attendance:
23,508

Match Stats

Home TeamStokeAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home22
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Stoke City 3, Charlton Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stoke City 3, Charlton Athletic 1.

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Dillon Phillips.

Attempt saved. James McClean (Stoke City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Clucas.

Joe Allen (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Erhun Oztumer (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Erhun Oztumer.

Foul by Tommy Smith (Stoke City).

David Davis (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Thibaud Verlinden replaces Tom Ince.

Foul by Jordan Thompson (Stoke City).

Alfie Doughty (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Danny Batth (Stoke City) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by James McClean with a cross following a set piece situation.

Jordan Thompson (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Adam Matthews (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt blocked. Tom Ince (Stoke City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

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

Jordan Thompson (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic).

Foul by Joe Allen (Stoke City).

Erhun Oztumer (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Sam Vokes replaces Tyrese Campbell.

Booking

Adam Matthews (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James McClean (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adam Matthews (Charlton Athletic).

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Tommy Smith.

Foul by Jordan Thompson (Stoke City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Jordan Thompson replaces Nick Powell.

Booking

Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Bruno Martins Indi (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Erhun Oztumer replaces Jonathan Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Alfie Doughty replaces Ben Purrington.

Dangerous play by Tyrese Campbell (Stoke City).

Dillon Phillips (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Tom Lockyer (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Ben Purrington.

Attempt missed. James McClean (Stoke City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tyrese Campbell following a fast break.

Foul by Danny Batth (Stoke City).

goal

As It Stood

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2Leeds31167846291755
3Fulham31167846321455
4Nottm Forest31159743301354
5Brentford311651052252753
6Preston3114894536950
7Bristol City3114894543250
8Cardiff31111374343046
9Swansea31121093737046
10Millwall30111273835345
11Sheff Wed31128114134744
12Blackburn31128114338544
13Derby311110103841-343
14Hull31117134344-140
15Birmingham31117134048-840
16Reading31109123735239
17QPR31115154756-938
18Middlesbrough31812113240-836
19Huddersfield3198143748-1135
20Stoke31104173947-834
21Charlton3189144045-533
22Wigan3178162946-1729
23Barnsley31510163757-2025
24Luton3173213766-2924
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