Birmingham City 1-1 Charlton Athletic, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Birmingham City 4-4-2



Charlton Athletic 3-5-2

Half Time: 0 - 0 St Andrew's ( Attendance: NA )
1 min

Charlton Athletic’s Championship status continues to hang by a thread after a frustrating 1-1 draw away to Birmingham City.

In a tense opening period, the hosts were awarded a penalty in the 33rd minute as a loose pass from Charlton’s Josh Cullen forced keeper Dillon Phillips to foul Lukas Jutkiewicz in the box.

However the Addicks keeper quickly went from villain to hero, diving to his right to save the powerful Scott Hogan penalty with the Birmingham forward then proceeding to miss an open goal on the rebound.

Charlton broke the deadlock early in the second period, Alfie Doughty playing a neat ball into the path of Macauley Bonne to tap home in the 58th minute.

The Addicks twice came close to doubling their lead soon after – Aiden McGeady first striking the post before a Bonne effort was scrambled off the line.

And deep into stoppage time, Birmingham grabbed a late, all important equaliser as Lukas Jutkiewicz pounced in the box to leave Charlton just one place and two points off the bottom three.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Scott Hogan’s incredible open goal miss in the first-half was not only embarrassing but could prove decisive for both sides in their fight for survival.

Moan of the Match

Charlton may feel aggrieved at conceding a late equaliser but in truth Birmingham had more goal scoring opportunities throughout.

Talking Point

Charlton’s inability to see out games and not concede late goals continues to haunt them – will this fragility cost them their Championship status?

Man of the Match

Dillon Phillips – an incredible penalty save considering the power in the strike, and a further string of saves throughout was crucial in the Addick’s taking a point.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

David Webb (County Durham) – did well to maintain order in a feisty match between two relegation threatened sides.


A game of this magnitude and importance would’ve seen a lively St. Andrew’s, but unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be.


A disappointing and bitter early evening for the Addicks, who now have two games to save their Championship status.

Line Ups

Birmingham City 4-4-2

Camp; Colin, Roberts, Dean, Pedersen; Crowley (Boyd-Munce, 90+5), Sunjic (Kieftenbeld, 73), Gardner, Bela (Bellingham, 58); Jutkiewicz, Hogan (Reid, 59)

Subs not used:

Trueman, Harding, Burke, Gordon, Fernandez


Gardner, Crowley, Bellingham

Charlton Athletic 3-5-2

Phillips; Matthews, Lockyer, Pearce; McGeady (Sarr, 84), Cullen, Field (Pratley, 77), Doughty (Purrington, 77), Williams (Morgan, 77); Bonne, Hemed (Aneke, 65)

Subs not used:

Amos, Davison, Oshilaja, Forster-Caskey



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