Charlton Athletic 1-1 Nottingham Forest, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Charlton Athletic 4-1-2-1-2



Nottingham Forest 4-1-4-1

Half Time: 1 - 0 The Valley ( Attendance: 17,204 (1,751) )
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Charlton Athletic maintained their unbeaten start to the season but were left frustrated by a 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest at The Valley.

Albert Adomah’s equaliser 12 minutes from time cancelled out Lyle Taylor’s early strike in a game the Addicks dominated for large parts.

The first-half saw Naby Sarr rattle the post with a header before Conor Gallagher’s close-range effort forced Forest keeper Arijanet Muric into a fine save. 

Charlton’s goal was no more than their dominance deserved, a slick build up involving 22 passes ended with Jonathan Leko’s cross being glanced home by Lyle Taylor.

Yet despite Charlton’s dominance, Tom Lockyer was forced into a last ditch challenge on Lewis Grabban as the Forest forward shaped to shoot just before the interval.

The Addicks continued to dominate the second period and should have extended their lead just shy of the hour mark with Leko squandering a golden opportunity from Taylor’s inviting cross.

And Forest were to punish Charlton’s wastefulness as Adomah smashed in a loose ball from a 78th minute corner to level the game and ensure honours even.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Jonathan Leko’s miss on the hour mark – had it gone in Charlton would surely have won the game.

Moan of the Match

Charlton should have put the game to bed long before Adomah’s equaliser; Forest took their only chance and it’s a harsh lesson the Addicks must learn from.

Talking Point

Did Lee Bowyer’s changes just before Forest’s equaliser disrupt their defence as an unmarked Adomah smashed the ball home?

Man of the Match

Erhun Oztumer – An eye-catching debut; unflustered in possession and always able to find a key pass.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Oliver Langford (West Midlands) – largely allowed the game to flow and got the majority of the major decisions correct.


The Valley faithful can never be accused of failing to get behind their team. The energy on the pitch was matched by the fans off it and then some.


A game which will be seen as a harsh learning curve for Lee Bowyer’s side as Forest showed the ruthless side of Championship football.

Line Ups

Charlton Athletic 4-1-2-1-2

Phillips; Oshilaja, Lockyer, Sarr, Purrington; Field (Pratley, 76); Cullen, Gallagher; Oztumer (Williams, 61); Taylor, Leko (Aneke, 76)

Subs not used:

Amos, Pearce, Bonne, Lapslie


Lockyer, Pratley, Taylor

Nottingham Forest 4-1-4-1

Muric; Jenkinson, Dawson, Worrall, Robinson; Watson; Cash (Adomah, 65), Semedo (Bostock, 64), Silva, Ameobi (Mir, 76); Grabban

Subs not used:

Samba, Ribeiro, Figueiredo, Sow


Watson, Ameobi, Jenkinson

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