Charlton Athletic 2-2 Wigan Athletic, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Charlton Athletic 3-5-2



Wigan Athletic 4-2-3-1

Half Time: 1 - 2 The Valley ( Attendance: NA )
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Charlton Athletic grabbed a late equaliser to secure a huge point in their Championship survival fight with a 2-2 draw with Wigan Athletic at the Valley.

It was a blistering start to the game for both sides – Wigan opening the scoring on nine minutes after Jamal Lowe headed in from a yard out following an unfortunate bounce off Charlton keeper Dillon Phillips’ ankle.

Hardly two minutes later, Adam Matthews floated in a deep cross that found the boot of Alfie Doughty, who fired his volley past David Marshall to level the scoring.

Wigan then regained their one goal advantage on 40 minutes thanks to a Kieran Dowell effort after Antonee Robinson fizzed a low cross along the six yard box. 

The second-half saw Charlton dominate possession but failed to engineer any clear cut chances aside from a low free-kick from Naby Sarr early on.

But with the game deep into stoppage time they found an equaliser, as Chuks Aneke’s flick on found Macauley Bonne who tucked it into the far corner to secure a point for Charlton.

The result means they are three points clear of the bottom three with Hull City and Luton Town to play later today.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Macaulay Bonne’s late equaliser could be the goal that keeps Charlton in the Championship for next season.

Moan of the Match

Charlton squandered too many good opportunities that really should have ended up in the back of the net, which could have given them all three points.

Talking Point

Will this point be enough for Charlton to secure their safety with an upcoming game against the champions Leeds United on Wednesday?

Man of the Match

Alfie Doughty – energetic and clinical, scoring a brilliant volleyed goal to level the game early on.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Gavin Ward (Surrey) – bit of a controversial decision not to give Charlton a first-half penalty for a foul on Bonne, but otherwise was consistent and fair.


The Valley would have been electric after that late equaliser for the Addicks.


Charlton ground out an absolutely huge point after squandering chances to improve their survival hopes tenfold.

Line Ups

Charlton Athletic 3-5-2

Phillips; Lockyer, Pearce (McGeady, 82), Sarr; Matthews, Cullen, Field (Morgan, 46), Forster-Caskey (Jonny Williams, 46), Doughty; Bonne, Davison (Aneke, 55)

Subs not used:

Amos, Green, Hemed, Purrington, Oshilaja



Wigan Athletic 4-2-3-1

Marshall; Bryne, Kipre, Balogun, Robinson; Joe Williams, Morsy; Lowe (Roberts, 86), Dowell (Evans, 67), Naismith; Moore

Subs not used:

Jones, Dobre, Garner, Gelhardt, Massey, Mlakar, Pearce


Williams, Kipre, Morsy

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