Charlton Athletic 0-0 Fulham, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Charlton Athletic 4-2-3-1



Fulham 4-3-3

Half Time: 0 - 0 The Valley ( Attendance: 16,424 (2,347) )
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Charlton Athletic and Fulham played out a 0-0 draw to claim a point apiece in a hard-fought encounter lacking any real quality at The Valley.

The opening period set the tone for the encounter with neither side able to find any quality in the final third – Fulham’s best chance falling to Joe Bryan whose driven shot skimmed past the far post.

For Charlton, Ben Purrington saw his inviting cutback intercepted while Josh Cullen’s free-kick was delightfully chipped up but flew over everyone’s head and out for a goal kick. 

Fulham arguably should have taken the lead six minutes into the second half, but Michael Hector’s free header from four yards out somehow skewed wide. 

At the other end, Alfie Doughty had two good chances for Charlton, but saw his low effort saved and his second blaze over the bar. 

Late on, Charlton’s substitutes nearly found a winner as Lyle Taylor’s low cross towards Jonny Williams was intercepted by Cyrus Christie.

The result means Fulham are now just three points behind second-placed Leeds while Charlton move six points clear of the drop zone. 

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Cyrus Christie’s last ditch tackle late on prevented an easy tap-in for Johnny Williams, ensuring a point for Fulham.

Moan of the Match

The quality in the final third was lacking for both sides, leading to many groans of frustration from both sets of fans.

Talking Point

Will manager Lee Bowyer’s contract extension bring a sense of stability to a club that has been ravaged by injuries and endured so much upheaval all season long?

Man of the Match

Alfie Doughty – the youngster had a couple of surging runs, showing off his pace and his skill in a solid all-round performance.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Stephen Martin (Staffordshire) – maintained good control of the match and kept his calls consistent for both sides throughout.


The Valley got louder and louder as the match progressed, urging the Addicks on to possibly find a winner.


A hard-fought draw will leave both sides disappointed they couldn’t find a winner but the points deserved to be shared.

Line Ups

Charlton Athletic 4-2-3-1

Phillips; Matthews, Lockyer, Pearce, Purrington; Pratley, Cullen; Doughty, Oztumer (Green, 82), Morgan (Williams, 63); Hemed (Taylor, 70)

Subs not used:

Maynard-Brewer, Oshilaja, Sarr, Dempsey



Fulham 4-3-3

Rodak; Odoi, Hector, Ream, Bryan; Arter (Christie, 72), McDonald, Cairney (Johansen, 77); Cavaleiro, Reid, Onomah (Stansfield, 88)

Subs not used:

Bettinelli, Sessegnon, Kongolo, De La Torre



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