Charlton Athletic 1-1 Sunderland, League One: report, ratings and verdict


Charlton Athletic 4-4-2



Sunderland 4-4-2

Half Time: 0 - 1 The Valley ( Attendance: 16,317 (3,125) )
1 min

Charlton extended their impressive home record to seven league games without defeat as they fought back from a goal down to draw with Sunderland.

The visitors raced into an early lead when Luke O’Nien’s exquisite volley opened the scoring in the second minute from a Reece James cross.

Sunderland dominated the opening 45 minutes and should have doubled their advantage with Lynden Gooch hitting the woodwork in the 37th minute.

However Charlton rallied after the interval and were duly rewarded as Lyle Taylor’s well-drilled cross into the six-yard box was turned into his own net by James.

Rejuvenated, the Addicks continued to surge forward with Darren Pratley’s header inches wide and Karlan Grant failing to hit the target from close range.

And despite Duncan Watmore blazing over the bar late on, both sides had to settle for a point which keeps Sunderland third while Charlton move up to fourth – four points behind the Black Cats.

Key Points

Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…

Key Moment

Charlton’s equaliser may have been fortuitous but it gave the Addicks a platform for a much better second-half display.

Moan of the Match

The Addicks lacked any real attacking impetus in the first period, failing to register a single effort on goal in the opening 30 minutes.

Talking Point

Jonny Williams’ cameo after joining from Crystal Palace earlier in the week was warmly welcomed – but can he stay fit enough to make a real impact at The Valley?

Man of the Match

Lyle Taylor – fortunate for the goal but continually took the game to the visitors and grew in confidence.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Stephen Martin (Staffordshire) – far too lenient at times as the challenges flew in on both sides.


Subdued after Sunderland’s early opener but sparked into life in the second-period.


An entertaining encounter which on the balance of play warranted a point apiece.

Line Ups

Charlton Athletic 4-4-2

Phillips; Dijksteel, Bauer, Sarr, Solly; Morgan (Williams, 68), Pratley, Bielik, Fosu; Grant, Taylor

Subs not used:

Maynard-Brewer, Marshall, Clarke, Ajose, Hackett-Fairchild, Stevenson

Sunderland 4-4-2

McLaughlin; James, Baldwin, Flanagan, O’Nien; McGeady, Power, McGeouch, Gooch (Watmore, 66); Maja (Maguire, 84), Wyke

Subs not used:

Ruiter, Ozturk, Sinclair, Mumba


Baldwin, Power

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